The City of Lake Elmo, Minnesota (pop. 11,105) is seeking a Finance Director. A picturesque community located just 10 miles east of downtown St. Paul, Lake Elmo is known for its rolling hills and rural setting. The City has grown steadily over the past decade, with growth projected to top 22,000 over the next 20 years.
The Finance Director has the primary responsibility to plan, develop, and carry out the City’s financial functions to provide efficient, effective, and accurate reporting. The Finance Director is responsible for the investment and reconciliation of all the City funds. The City has a 2020 all-funds operating budget of $10.5 million and an Aa1 credit rating.
The salary range for the Finance Director position is $82,201 to $106,849. The City offers a competitive benefits program including health and dental insurance options, life insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, and paid time off (PTO). This position participates in the PERA pension program.
Qualified candidates will possess a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or related field and five years’ experience in municipal finance management and municipal accounting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and supervisory experience desired. This position requires a strong knowledge of municipal finance and government accounting principles. The ideal candidate will be an effective team leader who builds positive, professional working relationships within a government organization and with representatives of local, state, and federal entities and private entities.
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