Finance Director- City of Sun Prairie

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    Kristin VanderKooi

    The City of Sun Prairie (pop. 37,310) is seeking a Finance Director to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Administrative Services, the Finance Director will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the Finance Division (7.60 FTE). The City’s next Finance Director should be a technically skilled and collaborative professional capable of managing a variety of financial activities and working alongside all department managers in identifying opportunities and improving processes.
    The City of Sun Prairie has an excellent bond rating of Aa2 from Moody’s Investor Service. The overall expenditure budget is $165.8 million (excluding transfers and internal service funds), and the general fund budget is approximately $41 million. The City is a triple crown GFOA award winning community earning consistent recognition in receiving the GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, Popular Annual Financial Reporting Award, and the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award. Additional information, including the City’s annual budget documents, PAFRs, and ACFRs, can be found on the City’s website at
    The City of Sun Prairie is a high-performance organization and is committed to advancing equity, honoring our diverse identity, and creating an inclusive culture. All candidates are required to have a bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance with certification as a CPA, MBA, MPA, CPFO and/or CGFM designations.
    The ideal candidate will have 10 years of progressive finance experience including governmental accounting and supervisory experience, or any combination of training and experience that has developed the following skills:
    • Communicating effectively with internal and external contacts, including members of the City’s Executive Leadership Team and the City Administrator.
    • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for financial accounting including general ledger accounting and account reconciliation.
    • Ability to formulate and install standard accounting methods, procedures, forms, and records in an automated environment.
    • Ability to supervise, train and direct staff.
    • Ability to evaluate and prioritize situations and tasks.
    • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite applications and comfort working with various software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases and integrated financial software systems, and calendar and email systems.
    Starting salary range for this position is $129,182.98 – $137,090.01, and we offer competitive benefits, including 11 paid holidays, generous vacation and personal leave, paid sick leave, paid parental and caregiver leave, excellent health insurance with no employee premiums and a workplace clinic, and Wisconsin Retirement System. Applications due June 26, 2024. For more information and to apply visit:

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