The City of Exeter is seeking an experienced and self-motivated Finance Director. The ideal candidate for this position has been described as an experienced public finance professional with experience in a municipality setting, with strong knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures related to public agency fund accounting and finance. The Finance Director will plan, develop, implement, organize, manage, continuously improve, supervise, direct, and evaluate the accounting, finance, treasury, utility billing, accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, and business licensing operations of the City; assist in the administrative and leadership role in the organization; and develop and implement policies relating to the Finance Department function and operations. Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and willingness to continuously improve the Finance Department is a must. Proven, successful local government management and finance experience are critical.
This is a wonderful opportunity to work alongside a supportive community with an established cross-trained Finance Team!
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, public/business administration, economics, or a closely related field, and five (5) years of applicable experience in a municipality or other public agency, with at least three of those years at a management level. Experience with financial systems, governmental fund accounting and budgeting, and public agency administration highly desired. Master’s Degree and/or Possession of a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), Certified California Municipal Treasurer (CCMT), Certified Professional Financial Manager (CPFM), or Certified Public Accounting (CPA) designation is desirable.