Finance Director

Town of Bayfield
April 6, 2021
PO Box 80; 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield, CO
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Essential Duties: The Finance Officer is a reduced full time position (32 to 40 hours per week) that is primarily responsible for Town financial oversight and management. The Finance Director is responsible for general ledger postings, maintaining and producing various financial reports, completing financial reconciliations, managing numerous funds and bank accounts, maintaining cash flow, budget analysis and preparation, working with the Town’s auditor other financial duties as assigned. The work involves integration of cash receipting, utility billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable, funds transfer and account management. The Finance Director will also serve in a limited basis as a general office assistant as needed. The Finance Officer reports directly to the Town Clerk and Town Manager and does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

Skills and Knowledge: The successful applicant must have very strong accounting skills and the ability to oversee the financial activity of numerous departments, multiple funds, project budgets, grants, gifts, loans and other sources of restricted and unrestricted funds. The successful applicant must have or acquire thorough knowledge of governmental accounting laws and best practices in order to ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws, rules, regulations, restrictions and all other encumbrances. The successful applicant must have excellent communications skills and the ability to work with Town Employees with various levels of financial authority, the Town Department Directors and the Town Board. The successful applicant must be able to understand, interpret and explain financial information to Department Directors, the Town Manager and the Town Board in a way that is clear, concise and accurate.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field is required. Advanced degree or certifications preferred. Minimum 3 years accounting/finance experience required. Applicants with greater experience may be favored. Governmental and/or non-profit accounting is a plus

Wage: Pay range is between $31.00 and $35.00 per hour depending on experience. Normally the person hired will begin at the first level of the range but may be increased depending on qualifications.
Training Candidate Opportunity: A training pay range between $25.00 and $29.00 will be considered if the successful candidate possesses the aptitude to perform the job duties, but may not hold the minimum required documentation. The training candidate will be considered probationary not to exceed 6-months.

Benefits: The position is FLSA classified as non-exempt from overtime. Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, paid holiday, vacation and sick time.
Schedule/Hours: The job is scheduled for 32 hours per week with flexibility for a four or five day work week. The Finance Director may need to exceed 32 hours per week in certain situations.
Hiring: The candidate will be hired by the Town Manager. The applicant must pass a background check and drug screen and must have a valid driver’s license.

Physical/Environmental Factors: Work requires standing, sitting, walking in an indoor protected environment. The incumbent may be exposed to adverse weather conditions and/or unfavorable traffic conditions while driving to work and other various meetings and appointments. Position may require some non-traditional work hours including evenings and weekends.

To Apply: Interested parties must submit an application, cover letter, and resume to the Town of Bayfield (Attention Finance Director Application) located at 1199 Bayfield Parkway, PO Box 80 Bayfield, CO., 81122 on or before 3:00 p.m. on the closing date listed below. For additional information contact Katie Sickles 970-884-9544 or
Closing Date: Open Until Filled

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