Deputy Financial Services Director

  • Missoula, Montana
  • May 01, 2024
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Other
  • Salary: $42.80 - $51.57 Hourly USD

Job Description


This is a full-time opportunity with many benefits! As a Missoula County employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to positively impacting the community. The pay range for this position is $42.80 - $51.57 per hour, DOE.

The Financial Services Department is seeking a DEPUTY FINANCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR to join their team. This position performs professional work as a deputy department head. Plans and implements a comprehensive financial program and oversees central services operations for the County of Missoula. Performs highly technical accounting tasks, prepares complex financial analysis and reports, and supervises staff in the Financial Services Department.

Details: Priority screening will begin on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. It is in your best interest to apply by this date. Applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established, or the position is filled.
To Apply:
  • Please complete all sections of the online application, even if a resume is requested.
  • Please attach to your completed application: College Transcripts (unofficial accepted), a letter of interest, and a resume.
  • Incomplete applications will be disqualified.
  • Complete job description available upon request to the Department of Human Resources.

Representative Examples of Work

Supervises employees and manages the operations of the Financial Services Department including: payroll; property tax administration; general ledger accounting; treasury and cash management; accounts payable; internal and external accounts receivable; fixed asset management; and Rural Special Improvement and other special tax districts. Assists CFO to compile mill levies and prepare tax bills. Administers County capital improvement program financing loans portfolio excluding bond issuances. May assist the CFO in the issuance of capital financing instruments, such as general obligation bonds, revenue bonds, and industrial development bonds. Provides assistance to the Finance Director CFO, and Budget Analyst during the annual budgeting process. May prepare budgeted salary and benefit information; compiles revenue and expenditure projections and historical data; and may assist in the preparation of the final budget document. Assists the CFO and budget committee to evaluate budget requests. Coordinates and prepares audit work papers, schedules and reports. Serves as the primary contact for external auditors and provides requested information. Assist in preparing the County’s year-end financial statements and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Prepares work papers for taxes and special assessments. Coordinates monthly reconciliations of bank statements, cash balances, outstanding warrants, revenues, expenditures and payroll liabilities. Responsible for day-to-day cash management. Communicates effectively with the Finance Director on issues related to financial management of County funds. Explains and interprets Financial Services Department programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive issues. Identifies and evaluates problems, and develops alternative solutions to financial and budgetary issues. Conducts research and analysis of complex technical accounting and financial issues, and makes recommendations for action.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree. Degrees best suited for this position are accounting, finance, and business administration.
  • Requires 4 years progressively responsible experience as an Accountant or in the financial services field and three years of experience in staff supervision.
  • Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) desired.

Physical/Environmental Demands

The work is primarily performed in an office setting using a computer work station. May require occasional lifting in the light range (up to 20 lbs.) May require occasional travel, locally and out of town to conferences or meetings. May require work outside normal business hours.
Located halfway between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks and home to the University of Montana, Missoula is an academic center situated in an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise. Depending on the season, you can hike, ski, fish, float rivers, ride mountain bikes, or just sit back and marvel at the surrounding scenery. Join us in scenic, sophisticated, and service-oriented Missoula!
Missoula County covers over 2,618 square miles of mountain lands varying in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks. Five large valleys and two major rivers wind through this mountainous region.
Missoula County is large and diverse, featuring everything from the spectacular scenery of Clark Fork River running through town to lush ranches and a growing economy of small business. Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, mothers and fathers, business owners, vacationers, fisherman, retirees, students, and many others have grown to love Missoula County's boundless opportunities.

This summary outlines the benefit programs; actual benefits may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

Missoula County will reward your contributions to our community with competitive compensation and generous benefits, including but not limited to:

Excellent Medical Health Benefits– Group health benefits, including dental and vision coverage, are available to eligible County employees. The medical health benefits premium is covered for full-time employees. The County contribution is pro-rated on hours paid for part-time employees. The employee pays the premium portion for dependent coverage. Family health benefits coverage is $258.00 per pay period.

Medical deductible is $500 for an individual and $1,000 for a family.

Flexible Benefits Plan– Pre-tax out-of-pocket medical expenses and day care expenses.

Voluntary Life Insurance Coverage, Long and Short-Term Disability, Critical and Accident Insuranceare offered through Mutual ofOmaha.

Public Employees Retirement System– Montana public employees of the state, university system, local governments and certain employees of school districts are covered by the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). New members to the PERS have an opportunity to choose between two retirement plan options: the Defined Benefit Plan or the Defined Contribution Plan.

Sheriffs' Retirement System (SRS)– A public pension plan for all Montana Sheriffs hired after July 1, 1974 and Detention Officers hired after July 1, 2005.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness- Working for Missoula County may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness. Look here to learn more and understand whether you may be eligible.

Supplemental Retirement Benefitsare offered through Valic or Nationwide.

Sick Leave– Full-time employees accrue 7.38hours per month and are eligible to use sick leave once you have been an employee for 90 days.The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Vacation Leave– Full-time employees accrue 9.24 hours per month and are eligible to use leave after continuous employment for a period of 6 full months. The accrual is pro-rated for part-time employees.

Holidays– The County observes eleven legal holidays in even numbered years and ten legal holidays in odd numbered years.

Paid Parental Leave (PPL)-In recognition of the importance of bonding and care of a newborn child or a child placed for adoption, Missoula County 6 continuous weeks of PPL to eligible full-time employees that have been with the county for 180 days. The hours are pro-rated for part-time employees.

Tuition Assistance- Because we value the professional and personal development of our employees, Missoula County is proud to offer reimbursement of certain education expenses.

Job Address

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