Assistant Finance Director


The city of Columbia is seeking talented, qualified candidates to apply for the assistant finance director position. This position reports to the assistant city manager/finance director/city recorder, and interacts with elected officials, citizens and other staff members. The city operates on an annual budget of more than $64 million, including an enterprise and internal services fund. 

This position will include tasks related to accounting, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting, controls over financial reporting, debt management, cash management, grant compliance and billing, investments, accounts payable, payroll, purchasing card program, revenues, and budget management. 

The ideal candidate will meet the following education, experience and minimum qualifications:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting or a related field. A minimum of three years full-time professional employment in accounting, auditing, budgeting, or closely related financial activity. Other combinations of experience and education, which meet the minimum requirements, may be substituted. Licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with experience working with Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) principles and/or Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) is preferred. Experience in supervision of paraprofessional and/or clerical staff.

 Qualified applicants should submit applications and resumes online by visiting the city’s website at  Position open until filled. EOE