Finance Director

City of Canon City, CO

Job Details

  • Job Function: Finance Director; Information Services Director
  • Salary: $89,825 - $121,527. DOE
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 16,400
  • Where: 128 Main Street, Canon City, CO
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Jan 10 2019


The City of Cañon City (pop. Approx. 16,000) is seeking a Director of Finance to manage the resources and direct the activities of the Finance Department for the City. Known as the Gateway to the Authentic West, Cañon City is located at the mouth of the Royal Gorge where the Arkansas River continues its journey from the Rocky Mountains. Often called the “Banana Belt” of Colorado, this region boasts year round outdoor recreation and tourist opportunities. The City is governed by the Mayor and City Council, with the City Administrator serving as the chief administrative officer of Cañon City’s Council/Administrator form of government.

The Director of Finance directs and manages all financial and Information Technology functions for the City of Cañon City, as well as manages and oversees accounting and financial reporting, ensuring accurate preparation of monthly and annual reports in compliance with City policies, state requirements, and generally accepted accounting procedures (GAAP). The Finance/IT Director oversees and/or prepares special analyses, long-range plans, and reports of City operations and proposed projects. The Finance Director selects and works with independent external auditors and prepares the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).

Education and Experience
Successful candidates will possess, at a minimum, completion of a four year college course from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree and major course work in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration or a closely related field. A Master's Degree in Business, Finance, Financial Management, Public Administration or a closely related field is preferred; and certification as a Public Finance Officer (C.P.F.O.) is also preferred. A minimum of five years government finance experience in a municipal setting progressively responsible financial administration including three years of full-time supervisory experience is also required.

The salary for this position goes up to $122,000 DOE, plus participation in the health insurance and retirement plan offered by the City according to City policy.

This position will remain open until filled.


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