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 years.
The Director of Finance manages a departmental budget of $21 million, which is comprised of multiple sources and administered through four funds. The Director also leads, manages and evaluates the work of 65 professional staff members, which includes two division supervisors and seven several analysts, technicians and agents. Nearly half of the Department's employees are represented by local bargaining units.
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The successful candidate should bring to the position substantial executive skills developed through leading financial oversight 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.
A combination of education, experience and training may be applied in accordance with current policies of the City of Dayton.
Additional Salary Information: The salary appointment will be commensurate with the successful candidate's skills and career experience.
About 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 administrative and operational activities of the City 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 with a broad range of municipal services that include: police, fire, EMA, 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 FY 2021 totals approximately $150 million. Please visit www.cityofdayton.gov for additional information about the city.