Deputy Finance Director

$95,867 - $1,347,700 yearly
  • City of Aspen
  • 130 South Galena Street, Aspen, CO, USA
  • Oct 16, 2020
Full time Accounting Finance Government Management

Job Description

Deputy Finance Director

The City of Aspen is Hiring for a Deputy Finance Director.

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Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received.  

The deadline for the first review of applications is November 5, 2020 @ 5:00pm.  ​Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Applicants that apply after the first review are not guaranteed to be considered for this recruitment. This recruitment may close at any time without notice after the first review date. 

​The application must be filled out completely; stating "see resume" anywhere in the application, is not an acceptable substitute for a completed application.

Who We Are:

Aspen’s unique character and history give this resort destination a distinctive small-town feel for the biggest little city in the West. With 6,700 year-round residents, Aspen’s population grows to well over 25,000 in peak seasons with second homeowners, seasonal work force and visitors.  Known for more than its world class skiing, Aspen has become a year-round destination for outdoor adventures along with a vibrant cultural and arts scene. The City of Aspen government is a diverse and dynamic organization, with over 300 employees dedicated to public service, thriving on a culture of teamwork, innovation and building a better tomorrow.

Surrounded by rugged mountain and wilderness areas , Aspen is in the Roaring Fork Valley. The Roaring Fork Valley is also home to Snowmass Village, Basalt, Carbondale, and Glenwood Springs, all served by the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA).  RFTA is the largest rural transit system in the United States, and a highly acclaimed public transit system.  Aspen is approximately 205 miles southwest of Denver and 130 miles east of Grand Junction.  The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport serves the city, and Denver International Airport is about four hours away.

The City of Aspen's mission is to engage with positive civil dialogue, provide the highest quality innovative and efficient municipal services, steward the natural environment, and support a healthy, sustainable community for the benefit of future generations and with respect for the work of our predecessors.

About the Finance Department: 

The City of Aspen Finance Department is responsible for administering all financial record keeping and reporting functions for the City of Aspen. Several of the functions handled by Finance include:

  • Compiling and producing the fiscal budget and financial statements for the City.
  • Maintaining debt and treasury management, internal audits, budget control, purchasing, accounting activities, and general administrative functions.
  • Providing support and advice to other City departments, the City Manager, and City Council in matters related to financial issues, policy, and strategic planning.
  • Overseeing the financial activities of the Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority.

The Job:

The Deputy Finance Director is responsible for the establishment, maintenance, and internal control of all accounting policies and procedures, internal and external financial reporting, annual financial audit and accounting software administration and training, general cashiering functions and treasury operations, in part and by extension of assigned staff and consistent with the organization’s values and mission statement. Additional responsibilities include complimentary oversight around debt service, investments, procurement, and team leadership.

The ideal candidate will possess exceptional interpersonal, public speaking, active listening, and team building skills. Innovative, communicative, problem solvers that exhibit a combination of highly developed technical and analytical abilities are encouraged to apply. A financial mindset, strong attention to detail, and relevant knowledge of strategic leadership management principles is needed to successfully execute job functions.

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Minimum Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.  

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in professional financial management and analysis, municipal finance, and governmental accounting; must have a minimum of five years of supervisory experience.

Technical Knowledge: Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Must have experience with modern sophisticated integrated accounting software systems.

Licenses & Certifications: Certification in Public Accounting (CPA) required. Must possess a valid Colorado Driver’s License or be able to obtain one within 30 days of start date. Must complete Incident Command System (ICS) training levels 100 and 200 within the first six months of start date.

Preferred Candidate: Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or Public Administration preferred.

NOTE: This position requires a Criminal Background Check upon hire. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

NOTE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required abilities, knowledge and skills as determined by the City of Aspen may be substituted for the requirements above.


Benefits Package :

The City of Aspen offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401(a) Employer Retirement Contributions
  • Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Homeowner’s Assistance Loan Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement Assistance
  • Wellness Incentives
  • And more

The City of Aspen is an equal opportunity employer