Posting Date:  03/11/2020
Job Title:  Finance Director
Salary:  $85,106 – $127,660/yr DOE/DOQ
Entity:  City of Kodiak
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


The City of Kodiak is recruiting for a Finance Director. The position reports to the City Manager and functions as head of the Finance Department and is responsible for $35-$45 million annual operating budget and a variable capital budget. Executive level position responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing activities and staff of Finance and IT Departments; performs variety of complex professional, administrative, supervisory, and technical accounting and financial functions to manage and maintain fiscal systems and records; performs periodic and annual financial reporting, budget preparation and oversight, billing and collections, and treasury management. Ensures conformance with governmental accounting standards and applicable laws; plans and oversees revenue collection and disbursement, payroll, accounting, risk management, and information systems; prepares periodic, special, quarterly, and annual reports on the City’s financial status; provides for general liability and other insurance coverage of City assets; overseeing annual auditing process. Directs activities and oversees performance of eight full-time staff. Responsible for the efficient operation of the department and financial services to maximize cost-effectiveness, productivity, support to City departments, and service to the public.

Primary Duties


Minimum Qualifications: A suitable combination of the following education and/or experience that provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be evaluated on an individual basis:
• Bachelors degree in Business Administration or related field;
• Eight-ten years progressively responsible experience in directly related field, with a minimum of five years of director level including supervisory experience and responsibility;
• Certified Public Accountant; and
• Valid Alaska driver’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of hire.

Preferred Qualifications: Public sector management experience and Alaskan experience; Public accounting experience at a senior level or above with experience auditing governmental entities and experience with A-133 single audits a plus.

Contact Information

City of Kodiak
HR Manager
710 Mill Bay Road
Kodiak, Alaska 99615
(907) 486-8653


Other Information

City of Kodiak: Kodiak is a home rule city with a council-manager form of government. The City of Kodiak is home to about 6,000 residents, with approximately 7,500 additional residents living in several communities on Kodiak Island. The economy of Kodiak is based on commercial fishing and seafood processing. Tourism, sport hunting and fishing, the aerospace industry, health care, and government employment also serve to strengthen Kodiak’s economy. Kodiak is also home to the largest United States Coast Guard base in the nation. Kodiak is known the world over for its pristine and scenic beauty. Opportunities for outdoor sports and recreational opportunities abound with easy access to rivers, beautiful beaches, and hiking trails.