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About Greeley, Colorado
Incorporated in 1886, Greeley became a Home Rule City in 1958 with the Council-Manager form of government. The county seat of Weld County, Greeley lies 30 miles east of the front range of the majestic Rocky Mountains near the confluence of the Cache la Poudre and South Platte Rivers and 52 miles northeast of Denver.
Education, Economy and Community Excellence. Greeley thrives as the education, trade, transportation, cultural and marketing center of Weld County. It’s one of the top ten most prosperous and most productive agricultural counties in the U.S. and the state of Colorado’s most productive oil and gas operations. With an estimated population of 108,000, the City covers an area of 46.4 square miles at an elevation of 4,658 feet. Greeley is home to the University of Northern Colorado (UNC), the third largest university in Colorado and Aims Community College. In addition to investments in education, there is a true commitment to achieving community excellence through the development of economic opportunities, enhanced quality of life, cultivating community resources, talent and workforce development, enhanced transportation spending and the development of infrastructure to serve Greeley’s future.
Greeley is home to a diverse mix of industries - from breweries to oil and gas, from unique shops to food processing, and from agricultural innovation to an incredible concentration of creative industries and individuals. The city attracts good corporate citizens with skilled-labor jobs that pay competitive salaries.
Arts and Culture. Greeley offers diverse arts, music and cultural events. This includes performances by the UNC’s College of Performing and Visual Arts, Greeley Chorale and the Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, and many more entertainers. Enjoy Greeley’s Union Colony Civic Center hosting Broadway shows, art shows, movies, and performances. Greeley is also home to favorite community events such as the Greeley Stampede, Arts Picnic, Friday Fest, and so much more.
Parks, Recreation and Mountain Access. With a plethora of parks and facilities encompassing over 650 acres, the recreational amenities in Greeley are endless. There are golf courses, recreation centers, swimming pools, fields and courts for sports, skate parks, playgrounds, fishing ponds, picnic areas, and more. Experience more time outdoors on biking and hiking trails in the community. Beyond our City, Rocky Mountain National Park and many other pristine alpine environments are all less than 50 miles away.
A Home Rule Municipality that is self-governed under the State of Colorado Constitution, Greeley operates under a Council-Manager form of government with seven elected officials on the Council including the Mayor. Under this form of government, the City Council sets the policies for the operation of the Greeley government while the council-appointed City Manager has administrative responsibilities for city operations.
The City has a total 2021 budget of $413.9 million and a staff of approximately 965 full-time equivalent positions.
The Deputy Finance Director position will manage the financial reporting and accounting divisions and be responsible for the core financial operations of the City. The position will play a significant role as the Department plans to update the City’s financial policies and procedures as part of the City’s recent transition to a new ERP system, review internal control practices, and be responsible for ensuring accurate and complete financial reporting. The position will manage the accounting, financial reporting, investment & treasury, payroll, and utility billing activities within the department; overseeing professional and technical support staff.
Knowledge & Skills
The ideal candidate will bring strength in financial reporting and accounting best practices including a strong commitment to robust internal controls and the development of formal policy and procedures for City operations. This person should be a strategic leader with experience working in a customer focused department with a high-performance culture; municipal experience is highly preferred.
This person will demonstrate superior communication skills and have the ability to make decisions pertaining to staff and procedures within the department. The ideal candidate should possess the capacity and interest to be an effective mentor and leader for staff, developing and strengthening relationships across departmental lines. The ideal candidate must be able to set a positive example of competence, professionalism, energy and work ethic to the department. Advanced written and oral communication skills are imperative for this position.
Education and Experience
Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. At least seven (7) years progressively responsible municipal government and finance management experience including at least five (5) years of supervisory and leadership experience is required. A CPA, CFGO or comparable certification is highly desired.
The City of Greeley is offering a competitive salary range between $117,501.05 - $176,251.58 commensurate with experience and a comprehensive benefits package. Relocation assistance may also be available for the successful out-of-area candidate.
How to Apply
Interested applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:
PO Box 794
Hershey, PA 17033
**The deadline to receive resumes is August 03, 2021**