Finance Director - West Fargo, North Dakota

$124,768 - $153,124 yearly
  • Baker Tilly
  • West Fargo, ND, USA
  • Jun 21, 2024
Full time Accounting Budget & Strategy Finance

Job Description

West Fargo, North Dakota, with an estimated population of 42,531, is a rapidly growing city in the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area. Located in eastern North Dakota, it is across the Red River from Fargo and close to Grand Forks and Minneapolis. The city offers various activities, including events at the Red River Valley Fairgrounds, the Bonanzaville USA pioneer village and museum, and the Fargo Air Museum. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the City's parks, trails, and community events. West Fargo is known for its welcoming community, innovative initiatives, and focus on sustainable development.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Administrative Services, the Finance Director is responsible for the management of accounting, debt/treasury management, special assessments, utility billing, budgeting, accounts payable/receivable, payroll, and investments of the City. This individual also provides management, leadership, and coordination over all areas of fiscal operations, forecasting, and analysis for the City. The position supervises the Senior Accountant and Utility Billing Supervisor in a department of seven.

The starting salary range for this position is $124,768 - $153,124. West Fargo offers a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, and vision insurance, health savings account (HSA), flexible spending accounts, long term disability, life insurance, and participation in the NDPERS Pension Plan.

Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field, along with five years of experience in local government financial management, payroll, and supervisory roles. An equivalent combination of education and experience will also be considered. Preference will be given to candidates holding a master’s degree, Certified Public Finance Officer, or Certified Public Accountant designation. The selected candidate must obtain certifications in FEMA’s NIMS 700 & 800, ICS 100, 200, 300, 400 within one year of hire.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online by visiting our website:

This position is open until filled; first review of resumes occurs on July 10, 2024. For more information, please contact Patty Heminover at or by calling 651.968.7841.

The City of West Fargo is an Equal Opportunity Employer