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The City of Lake Elmo offers competitive pay and benefits in addition to professional development opportunities to all employees.

The city’s number one value statement is to foster an environment based on trust and ethics. These philosophies and practices help the City in recruiting and retaining exceptional employees.

The City is currently accepting applications for the following position(s):

The City of Lake Elmo is accepting applications for Finance Director and Part Time Firefighter.

Finance Director:

  • Primary Objective of Position

    This position is responsible for planning, developing, and overseeing the City financial functions to provide efficient, effective, and accurate reporting. This includes the oversight and coordination in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and the annual audit. This position is responsible for the investment and reconciliation of all the City funds and making required bond payments and the bond funding recommendations as needed. This position is also responsible for the coordination of the annual budget and CIP reports. This position provides clear communication and technical support to the City Council, Finance Committee, and City Administrator through reports and presentations

 Essential Functions:

  • Supervises all accounting functions, including cash records, control, receivables, payables, subsidiary reports and invoices
  • Performs cash flow analysis and supervises bank transactions
  • Prepares and distributes quarterly financial statements
  • Reviews purchase orders and disbursement requests for compliance with City budget
  • Maintains financial ledgers, journals, and subsidiary reports
  • Conducts analysis of project financing and refinances, and is responsible for preparation and implementation of financing and refinancing
  • Supervises the operations and maintenance of computerized accounting system
  • Prepares and manages Finance Department budget
  • Responsible for financial projections and budget estimates as required
  • Maintains the safety of invested funds while maximizing returns on investment in compliance with investment policies and guidelines
  • Ensure proper preparation of all withholding reports and deposits, and all monthly and quarterly reports required by law
  • Anticipates City cash and liquidity needs and invests funds to provide necessary cash flow

 Utility Billing:

  • Ensures the proper preparation for utility billing and maintenance of computerized utility billing systems
  • Prepares assessments for the County

Employee Relations:

  • Responsible for performance of risk management
  • Ensures proper preparation of payroll disbursements for all City employees and maintenance of employee records
  • Oversees maintenance of computerized payroll system

 Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for the Department
  • Carries out supervisory duties in accordance with the City’s policies and applicable laws
  • Responsible for training, planning, assigning and directing work
  • Responsible for evaluating performance, rewarding employees, disciplining employees
  • Responsible for responding to grievances, addressing complaints and addressing problems of employees

     While these are the primary focus of the position, we believe strongly in teamwork and employees will be called upon to perform a variety of duties as part of their role with the City.

Position Requirements
 Education: four-year degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field
Requirements: Minimum of five years’ experience related field and experience in municipal finance management and municipal accounting

Desired Qualifications: CPA, Supervisory experience

Finance Director Full Posting
Lake Elmo Application

Send application materials to:
City of Lake Elmo
ATTN: Jake Dickson, Assistant City Administrator
3880 Laverne Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN, 55042