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Finance Director

121 South Meridian Avenue, Valley Center, KS 67147
$84,277 - $105,346 a year - Full-time


121 South Meridian Avenue, Valley Center, KS 67147

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  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance

Full job description

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Finance Director to join our team. As the Director of Finance, they are responsible for informing the City Administrator, Governing Body, City Staff, and Valley Center citizens of the City’s financial status. This employee directly oversees the Utility Billing Clerk, Account Clerk, Finance Director, and other administrative functions. This position, in conjunction with the City Administrator, is responsible for the issuing of General Obligation Bonds, developing and administering the activities of the annual City budget. This employee maintains and provides for the day-to-day review of the City’s financial position and is responsible for the public budgetary accounting.


  • Manages the daily financial matters of the City.
  • Directs and oversees the development of the annual city budget and the capital improvement plan.
  • Prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual financial reports as well as various state and federal reports.
  • Advises the City Administrator and City Council regarding the financial plan, budget targets and policies.
  • Oversees annual audit including third-party selection and assistance to external auditors.
  • Manages all activities related to the City’s accounting function including general ledgers, cash receipt’s function, general and special project budgeting, fixed assets, and preparation of various reports.
  • Oversees daily bank deposits, monitor balances and reconciling accounts on a timely basis.
  • Responsible for investments of funds and records of joint securities.
  • Reviews existing procedures, policies, and ordinances for improvement and compliance.
  • Computes specials for Commercial and Residential properties, conveys amounts to owners/mortgage companies/realtor as requested, and prepares annual specials certification spreadsheet for inclusion on County tax statements.
  • Supervises the utility billing accounts for water, sewer, trash/recycling, and stormwater.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Public Administration, Finance, or related field, required.
  • Master’s degree or advanced accounting degree preferred.
  • Three to Five (3-5) years’ administrative and accounting experience preferred.
  • Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary information and skills to perform the job well after one year in the position.
  • Must be able to meet the requirements to be bonded.
  • Excellent leadership skills with the ability to motivate and inspire teams
  • Exceptional strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities


  • We offer competitive compensation packages including salary commensurate with experience. Additionally, we provide benefits such as health insurance, retirement plans, paid time off. This is a full time FLSA exempt salaried position. wage: $84,277.-$105,346. DOE

If you are a dynamic finance professional with a passion for driving financial performance and leading teams, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity. Please submit your resume and cover letter detailing your relevant experience and qualifications.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $84,277.00 - $105,346.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance

Experience level:

  • 3 years


  • 8 hour shift

Work Location: In person