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This professional position assists the Director of Finance in managing the Department of Finance. The incumbent oversees and provides direction of the annual City budget, financial forecasts and accounting processes, preparation of the City’s capital improvement program, technology decisions, and utility billing processes. The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for the supervision of the Department on a day-to-day basis in addition to being instrumental in the purchasing decisions affecting both the Finance Department as well as the City overall. This position performs any special projects assigned by the Director of Finance and directs the work of all Division Heads.
CLOSES: MAY 26, 2019
Bachelor degree in accounting, finance, public administration, business administration, or related degree required – as well as knowledge of or experience in municipal government operations or other experience contributing to the knowledge, skills and ability required for this position. Certified Public Accountant certification or Master degree in public administration, finance, accounting, management, or business administration strongly preferred. Five years relevant experience required. Experience in public budgeting and fund accounting are strongly preferred. Management and supervisory experience also is required. Experience in using spreadsheets, word-processing, relational databases, mainframe computing environment and high-end computerized fund accounting software packages also is required.
Additional Salary Information: The current salary range is $71,428 - $113,548;
salary is supplemented by an attractive benefits
package. The City offers a group health plan that
includes: wellness, medical, vision, dental, and
prescription drug benefits. City employees are
required by statute to contribute to the Kansas
Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS) and
receive long-term disability coverage. Employees
receive paid medical and vacation leave, workers
compensation, basic life insurance, employee
assistance program, and voluntary benefits. Our
voluntary benefits enrollment options include:
financial expertise to ensure fiscal accountability.
About City of Manhattan, KS
The City of Manhattan, Kansas with a population of
approximately 57,000, offers a full range of municipal
services, employing approximately 420 regular full
and part-time employees, and numerous and varied
temporary/seasonal employees. The City supports a
regional community in which individuals and families
develop and thrive. In addition to being the home
of Kansas State University, Manhattan serves as a
shopping, medical, cultural, and recreational hub
for a multi-county area. Manhattan is well regarded
for quality of life, and in 2015, livability.com rated
Manhattan, Kansas as the best college town in
The City of Manhattan government has nine
departments and a wide range of municipal
functions, performed by approximately 420 FTE’s.
The City and departments work diligently to provide
exceptional customer service and an open, accessible
government following the mission of sustaining
order and protecting public safety, promoting
public health, preserving the built environment,
and enhancing economic vitality. The organization
values transparency, integrity, quality, stewardship,
Like many cities across the country, the City of
...Manhattan is challenged to meet the changing needs
and expectations of the community within limited
resources. The City is committed to continuing
to improve, looking at operations across the
organization for opportunities to do things more
efficiently and continue to provide high quality
services the community has come to expect, as well
as services the City has not traditionally provided.