City of Mequon – Assistant to the Finance Director

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    Kaitlyn Krueger
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    The City of Mequon, Wisconsin, is accepting applications for an Assistant to the Finance Director.

    About the City of Mequon
    Located on the western shores of Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee, the City of Mequon boasts lakeshore bluffs, stately homes, farmland, expansive open space, a variety of amenities, and access to the Interstate 43 for a convenient commute to downtown Milwaukee. Mequon’s rural heritage is preserved by high development standards and low-density zoning regulations. Mequon has a population of approximately 24,000, with one of the lowest crime rates and one of the lowest tax rates in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. Mequon is one of only four communities in Wisconsin to earn all three of the Government Finance Officers Association’s awards for budgeting and financial reporting. Presently, the City holds an AA bond rating and manages operating budgets totaling more than $27 million annually.

    Characteristics of the Job
    Under the direction of the Director of Finance, this position provides close coordination with and assistance to the Director of Finance in the functions of accounting/finance and treasury, including the daily management and oversight of the treasury and payroll functions. In the absence of the Director of Finance, the person in this position provides direct oversight for all Finance Department activities.

    Position Overview, Skills & Abilities
    Assist the Finance Department in treasury functions including the collection of all City revenue; investment of City Funds; cash management; support the processing of accounting transactions, payables, receivables, contract monitoring, payroll, utility accounting; records maintenance services; assist in cross-departmental training and manage projects.

    Possess knowledge of acceptable practices and standards in accounting, budgeting, investment management, and debt financing; knowledge and ability to learn laws and regulations that impact the work performed.

    Utilize excellent skill in public, employee relations, and in maintaining effective working relationships, skill in developing innovative solutions, strong computer skills, making persuasive business presentations and exercise sound judgment.

    Have the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of information encountered in the course of employment; analyze and interpret complex documents; respond effectively to sensitive inquiries; write clear specialized reports and correspondences; effectively present information and respond to questions to a variety of audiences; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret a variety of financial, legal and technical materials.

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    Required Training & Experience
    A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or finance and three years of progressively responsible experience in finance; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A professional certificate or additional education is strongly preferred.

    Salary & Benefits
    This position’s salary range will be $59,149 – $80,025. An excellent benefits package is also available and includes health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, paid time off, and membership in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

    How to Apply
    Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume and a completed City of Mequon Employment Application to: jobbank@ci.mequon.wi.us or City of Mequon, Human Resources, 11333 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon, WI 53092 by 4:00 p.m. on. Thursday, December 12. First-round interviews are anticipated to take place on Tuesday, December 18. Please visit the City’s website for more information.

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