The City of Manhattan, Kansas, is located in Riley County in the heart of northeast Kansas’ scenic Flint Hills. Known as the “Little Apple,” Manhattan is 120 miles west of Kansas City, just off Interstate 70, and encompasses approximately 18 square miles, with a current population of approximately 57,000, not including numerous bedroom communities. The community serves a multi-county, regional area of over 200,000 and is a leader in education, trade, healthcare, entertainment, and communication.
The City operates under the commission-manager form of government. Under the direction of the Deputy City Manager, the Finance Department divisions include Accounting, Customer Service, Information Technology, and Utility Billing. The City of Manhattan seeks a creative, forward-thinking municipal professional with a passion for public service and a commitment to internal and external customer service excellence to be its next Finance Director.
The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field. A master’s degree in finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field and CPA designation is strongly preferred. A minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience in finance operations is required. Experience as a Finance Director or long tenure as an Assistant Director is desired. Any combination of training or experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability will be considered.