Director of Finance
Director of Finance
Salary Range: $75,803.00
Salary Range: $68,759.60
Note: We have one vacancy, the selected candidate will be
placed in either the Senior Finance Manager or the Assistant Director of
Finance based on their education, training, and experience.
Do you have a passion for all things Finance? Does working on the UCOA one minute, and then
providing advice on a budgetary issue to a manager the next, all the while responding
to a vendorís e-mail sound like the type of environment you would thrive
in? Do you want to be a part of a team
that is at the core of a multi-million dollar municipal operation?
If you answered yes to the above, then the Town of
Mansfield may have an opportunity for you.
We are currently recruiting for either a Senior Finance Manager or Assistant Finance Director to
work in the Department of Finance. Based
on the candidateís qualifications and experiences, you will either be placed in
the Senior Finance Manager or the Assistant Director of Financeís position.
We are looking for a candidate who will be responsible
for performing the most complex, professional and administrative work planning,
organizing and assisting in directing the Finance Department. If placed in the Assistant Directorís
position, you will have the full authority to act in the absence of the
Director of Finance.
What You Should Bring
The ideal candidate for this position will have a passion
for all things Finance. Yes, this position will perform the historical
transactional Finance work like balancing the books, and reviewing charts of
accounts. However, you will also act as
the Business Manager to one of our partner entities, such as the Region 19
School District. You will be responsible
for overseeing payroll, general accounting and have budgetary responsibility
for your assigned partner entity.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís Degree with
major course work in finance or public administration with at least three years
of experience in finance performing general accounting, payroll and treasury
related activities. Candidates must have
experience directly or indirectly supervising staff.
Director of Finance
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelorís Degree with
major course work in finance or public administration with at least five years
of experience in a senior financial role performing general accounting, payroll
and treasury related activities.
Candidates must have at least five years of experience directly
Candidates who have a Masterís Degree in a related major
and professional certification such as a CPA, CGFM, or a CPFO are highly
Career laddering, you may be thinking to yourself, ďWhat
does that mean?Ē That is OK, we will
tell you. As part of the Townís
development initiative, we are creating career paths for future growth and
development. For this position, if you
start out as the Senior Finance Manager, you will learn the ropes of how the
Town does things. You will supervisor
the payroll and accounting staff and learn the Business Manager role. Once you have a couple years of experience in
the position and have obtained professional certification in a couple of areas
of Finance, you will be eligible to career ladder to the Assistant Director of
Finance. The Assistant Director of
Finance position comes with a higher salary range, and of course more complex
work. You will be a strategic finance
officer for the town and will be responsible for developing, mentoring and
training Finance Professionals of your own.
We expect all of our Assistant Directorís to be experts in their fields
and have gained the knowledge, skills and abilities to step into the role of
the Departmental Director when that position becomes vacant.
This position works in the Finance Office in Town
Hall. This is a 35 hour a week job. This position is an exempt level position,
and while this position is 35 hours a week, we would expect you to get your
work done, regardless of the hours required to do them. That being said, the Town believes in
work-life balance and awards compensatory time for exempt employees who work
more than 40 hours in a week.
So what can you expect to do in this position? Here is a listing of some of the
responsibilities you will have:
mentors, develops and assigns work and projects to departmental staff.
Assists with policy development,
internal control development, revenue and expenditure projections and oversight
organizes, directs various divisions of the department including accounting,
payroll, and treasury activities.
annual financial audit and the preparation of the comprehensive annual
the preparation of shared service partners annual budgets.
prepares quarterly financial statements which include balance sheets, changes
in fund balance, current year actual data and current year estimates and other
processes month-end and annual fiscal year closings and rolls adopted budget
into the general ledger and balances.
The above is just a listing of some of the awesome work
you will get to do for the Town. You can
click on the attachments to this ad to view the full job descriptions. You will
have full exposure to all things Finance related, and we want you to ask questions
and learn. During your training, it will
be our expectation that you ask questions, evaluate what we are doing based on
best practices, and make recommendations for process changes and improvements. Maybe we are not as fast or efficient at
doing something, or maybe we arenít using a best practice. We will expect you to speak up and let us
Finance isnít a field for everybody. You may be viewed as the money counter, or
one of the processes may seem archaic of just there as a burden to our operational
departments. This is where your amazing
skills and talent come in. You will be
able to assist staff and leaders to navigate through the various finance and
budgetary processes and work on solving some of the organizations more complex
Did you see the hiring range that we have listed at the
top of this ad? That is what we can
offer. We are a municipal government
with a clearly defined compensation and classification structure. We anticipate to hire at the beginning of the
hiring range for this position. We want
to make this clear, as we have had occasions in the past where applicants feel
that based on their experience, education, training, we will make an exception
to the hiring range. Unfortunately, that
is not the case. We want to be as
transparent and open as possible and set realistic expectations for any
applicants who are thinking about applying.
We will be hiring this position based on the hiring range.
Besides the compensation, we offer an amazing benefits
package. We offer a choice of PPO or
HDHP. We participate in MERS, a defined
benefit plan, and of course we offer a variety of other ancillary benefits such
as life insurance, STD, LTD, vision, dental, an amazing wellness program,
tuition assistance, and donít forgot those flexible working hours.
So you made it through the ad, and are thinking to
yourself, ďI canít wait to apply let me know how!Ē Well before we get to that, we have some
advice for you:
submitting a resume, DO NOT submit a generic resume. Tailor it to this job. Talk about your Finance experience. Have you
performed account reconciliation? Have you worked with vendors to negotiate
better rates? Have you evaluated a process (such as payroll) and devised a
better, more efficient system or process?
Have you managed staff, which includes things like completing their
performance evaluations and approving time off.
If you donít tell us what you have done, as it relates to this job, then
how are we going to know if you are a good candidate? The best piece of advice
we can give applicants is to link their experience to the job functions
outlined in the job description.
about all of your experiences; including, volunteer, school, previous
employment, job shadowing, internships, or other directly transferrable
experience. This is the second most
senior position in the Finance Department.
We will be looking for individuals who have experience dealing with
executives and working with other departmental leaders.
put an objective statement. Use that
space to address items 1 and 2.
Town uses the behavioral based interview process for the first interview and
panel interviews for both the 1st and Final interviews. So it would benefit you, if you researched
this interview technique.
applicants who are applying from out of the area, the Town will use technology
for the 1st round interviews, such as Skype or FaceTime. There is an expectation that you be here in
person for the final round of interviews.
NOT submit a cover letter. Read below
for instructions on submitting a writing sample instead.
When applying for this position, we ask that you submit a
resume and a writing sample. The writing
sample should be your thoughts and perceptions on this advertisement. Tell us what you liked and didnít like. Be honest and direct. Did we grab your attention? Did we provide
enough information? Did we set expectations?
What information would you still like to know that we didnít address?
How can we improve this advertisement?
Your writing sample should be in the form of a memo from you to the
Director of Finance, with the Subject: Thoughts and Perceptions on Assistant
Director of Finance Advertisement.
Ok, so the selection process. This position will be accepting applications
through May 7th, 2019. The process will use the following timeline:
May 7th: Position closes.
May 10th: Candidates will be notified
of 1st Round Interviews
May 16th: 1st Round
June 6th: Final Round Interviews
June 6th: Final Candidate Identified
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining the Town of Mansfield as
a Senior Finance Manager or Assistant Director of Finance, please apply online
please click on Job & Volunteer Opportunities. Be sure to upload a resume (please see above
advice on submitting a tailored resume), and the writing sample. Applicants who do not submit both a resume
and the writing sample will not be considered further for the position. The application deadline is May 7th
at 4:30 PM. The Town of Mansfield is an
equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of
color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. The Town is an EEO/M/F/V employer.