Director of Finance



Position Information: 

The city of Alcoa is seeking highly qualified candidates for the position of Director of Finance. Under the appointment and general direction of the City Manager, the Director of Finance serves as a member of the senior management team. The Director of Finance provides day to day supervision over approximately 33 direct / indirect reports in the areas of Accounting, Revenue CollectionCustomer Service, Utility Meter Services, and City Recorder FunctionsThis position is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the City’s $159 million annual operating budget.  

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Serves as Chief Financial Advisor to the City Manager  
  • Forecasts and compiles financial data for the City’s annual budget. 
  • Continuously monitors revenues and expenditures to ensure the fiscal well-being of the City  
  • Prepares financial reports in compliance GAAP and for submission for GFOA’s Certificate of Excellence Award. 
  • Provides oversight responsibility for the annual audit process. 
  • Establishes and maintains internal control procedures in accordance with state and national standards. 
  • Serves as the City Recorder (City Clerk) 
  • Supervises the collection of utility payments, taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations 
  • Oversees the investment of City funds 
  • Directs the preparation of state and Federal reports, including tax reports 
  • Develops finance-related ordinances and resolutions 

Candidate Qualifications: 

Knowledge and Personal Skills  

Applicants must be a proven leader who demonstrates professionalism and support to staff. Must possess superior management skills and the ability to make sound decisions pertaining to assigned staff and financial matters. In addition, the ideal candidate will have considerable experience and knowledge in the following areas: modern governmental accounting theory, principles, and practices; public finance and fiscal planning; accounting related functions; budgetary, accounting and reporting systems, GAAFR, GAAP and GASB; ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; ability to maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures. 


Education and Experience 

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or finance preferred. Closely related fields in business or public administration will be considered.  

Five years of progressively responsible municipal finance work along with experience in a management level position.  


Other Requirements  

Must be bondable.  Must possess a CMFO (Certified Municipal Finance Officer) certification or equivalent exemption. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. 


Interested persons may obtain additional information and an online application on the City website – 

The City of Alcoa is an Equal Opportunity Employer. ADA/ADEA/Title VI Compliant. Please no phone calls.