The Director of Finance serves as the Chief Financial Officer of the City of Dayton and oversees the collection, disbursement, accounting and reporting of all City revenue and expenditures and manages its debt and investment portfolios. The City of Dayton’s annual operating and capital budgets are managed in a separate City Department.
The Finance Department provides the Mayor, Commissioners, City Manager and Department Heads with meaningful financial information on a timely basis to facilitate effective financial decision-making and the efficient utilization of community resources. The City of Dayton has historically received recognition for responsible management of its financial resources and the Finance Department has received the Government Finance Officers Association Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for 33 consecutive years.
The Director of Finance manages a departmental budget of $21 million and leads, manages and evaluates the work of 65 professional staff members. The successful candidate should bring to the position substantial executive skills developed through leading financial oversite of resources and workforces with at least ten (10) years of progressive management-level experience that includes at least five (5) years of supervisory experience serving within accounting or financial management functions. Previous government accounting experience is highly valued in this position. A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college in Public Administration, Business, Accounting, Finance, Economics or a related field is required and a graduate degree (MBA or CPA) is preferred. The MBA or CPA may be substituted with a current Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) certification through the Association of Governmental Accountants, or the Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) certification through the Government Finance Officers Association.
Additional Salary Information: The City of Dayton offers a generous benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, vacation and sick leaves, short and long term disability insurance, executive benefit options and retirement benefits.
To apply, please submit a persuasive cover letter explaining why you believe you are a good candidate for the position, a resume and at least five professional references electronically no later than June 14, 2021 to: Clark Wurzberger, The Mercer Group, Inc. ; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Tel. (530) 637-4559 (PST); Fax: (530) 269-8140
Internal Number: Dayton FD
About City of Dayton, Ohio
THE CITY OF DAYTON, OHIO
Dayton (Pop. approximately 140,000) is a Midwestern city in southwestern Ohio located centrally within the American heartland. The City of Dayton is the seat of Montgomery County and has operated under the Commission-Manager form of local government since 1913. The City's governing body consists of the City Commission that is comprised of five members, a Mayor and four Commissioners, elected at-large on a non-partisan basis for four-year, over-lapping terms. The Dayton City Commission serves as the policy-making body of the City of Dayton and is empowered by the City Charter to pass ordinances and resolutions, adopt regulations and appoint the City Manager.
The administrative and operational activities of the City of Dayton are directed by the City Manager and carried out by a highly professional staff. Dayton is a full-service city comprised of 16 departments employing approximately 1,831 employees. The City provides its citizens and guests a broad range of municipal services that include; police, fire, EMS, water supply and treatment, street maintenance, refuse collection, recreation, building inspection, sanitation maintenance, wastewater treatment, ...municipal courts, and international and general aviation airports. The City's General Fund budget for FY2021 totals approximately $150 million.