Salina, KS Salina, KS, United States
Aug 17, 2017Full Time
Salina was one of the first Commission-Manager forms of government in Kansas, establishing very early on - the values associated with a professional and well-run local government such as strong customer service and a continuous commitment to excellence. The City Commission consists of five members elected at large, one of whom the Commission annually selects to serve as Mayor. The Commission appoints a City Manager who serves as the chief executive and is responsible for appointing all employees, including the Finance Director. The City currently retains a Bond Rating of Aa3 and has a strong history of solid financial practices having achieved over 20 years of unqualified opinions on its annual audit. The Finance Director is a member of the City Manager’s executive staff team, and will interact daily with a talented and long-tenured group of department directors. The Director is also responsible for assisting the City Manager in preparing the annual budget of $105M, and must work closely with all departments to develop a smooth and functioning process. The Finance Department has a $3M+ annual budget and the Director is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department, including 16 FTEs working in the divisions of Accounting, Administration, and Water Customer Accounting. As the City’s chief financial officer, the position is responsible for overseeing all financial matters for the entire organization.