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Finance Director


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Finance Director


The City of Adel is accepting applications for the following position:

Job Title:   Finance Director


Reports to:  City Manager    


Job Summary & General Statement of Duties: 

Responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the financial operations of the City 

government. Work is performed with a wide latitude for the exercise of independent 



The position works under the general direction of the City Manager. 


Essential Functions and Duties

  • Plans, organizes, manages, and supervises all financial accounting, revenue 

collections, budget, payroll, cash management, investments, and debt management 

  • Plans long-range financial goals, objectives, and directions for the City. 
  • Formulates and implements policy standards for the Finance Department. 
  • Develops, installs, and maintains budgeting systems which provide control of and 

tracking of revenues and expenditures. 

  • Works with the City Manager in developing the City's annual operating and 

capital budgets. 

  • Ensures compliance with all federal state, and local laws in regard to the City’s 

financial business; informs the Mayor and City Manager of any material 

irregularities or financial problems. 

  • Invests and monitors various funds. 
  • Advises the City Manager on matters concerning the conditions of appropriations, the   extent of expenditures, and financial matters.
  • Maintains accounts of all municipal financial transactions. 
  • Maintains and monitors the cash flow system. 
  • Supervises and directs the Finance Department in accordance with City policies 

and procedures, and appraises and evaluates the performance of the department 


  • Prepares various financial reports. 
  • Prepares year-end financial statements.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the City Manager. 




Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:    

  • Knowledge of accounting and budgeting practices, and knowledge of applicable 

laws and regulations. Knowledge of computer based financial systems, 

administrative and managerial processes and purchasing. 

  • Must be able to determine if the City's financial regulations and procedures are 

being complied with according to General Accepted Accounting Principals. 

  • Skills in the use of a computer, the evaluation of personnel, and oral and written 


  • Ability to plan, organize, and direct a comprehensive program of financial 

services; to analyze and make management decisions; to maintain complex 

financial records, and to prepare reports utilizing these records; to supervise; to 

plan, establish, assign, and coordinate priorities; to be able accurately to forecast 

future financial conditions of the City government; to exercise good judgment in 

evaluating situations and in making decisions; and to work effectively with the 

Mayor, City Council, City Manager; and professional staff members in City 


  • Must be able to function effectively in a work environment in which the employee 

is exposed to a large amount of emotional stress in order to manage controversial 

financial issues and problems. 


Minimum Job Requirements: 

  • Must have a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, with an MBA/MPA 


  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant. 
  • Must have a minimum of 7 years professional experience in accounting and 

financial management, including at least 4 years supervising a professional staff. 


Physical Demands:

This job requires frequent sitting, talking, and hearing, and repetitive motions associated with keyboarding.


Work Environment:

This work is performed in an office. General office equipment including computers, calculators, scanners, printers, copiers, and telephone equipment will be used.


Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 29, 2023, or until the position is filled.  Applications are available Monday-Friday from 8:00 – 5:00 in the Business Office of the City Hall located at 112 N. Parrish Avenue, and on the website at

The City of Adel grants equal access employment opportunities to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, and gender identity), national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

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