Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK  73501


Job Title:

FINANCE DIRECTOR                
Announcement #:2629
Location: Finance Department / Finance Administration
Beginning Salary:      $80,000 to $105,000 DOQ 
Closing Date: Open until filled
Status: Full-time     


Position Purpose

Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates all phases and activities of the major divisions engaged in performing the fiscal and financial functions of the City including accounting (financial reporting and budget compliance), purchasing, payroll, and utility billing and collections. Performs duties as the City's encumbering officer and is responsible for municipal investments, appropriations and expenditures.  Supervises the general procedures, methods, and results of the various divisions and their activities; develops effective procedures and procedural improvements in the fiscal system.

Essential Job Functions

  • Coordinates and monitors the development of city-wide budget with City Manager and Department Directors; Directs, coordinates, monitors audits and appraisals of the city accounting, cash handling, and financial systems and related activities to assure adequate internal control, sufficient security, and audit ability.  Directs, coordinates, and monitors the development of City and trust debt issuances.
  • Evaluates accounting, auditing, and/or regulator reports to assure financial compliance and integrity.  Develops and recommends financial and investment policies and procedures; ensures compliance.  Evaluates and implements cost saving measures.
  • Directs and monitors the City utility billing and collections functions.
  • Supervises professional, technical, and clerical personnel.
  • Monitors financial condition of City funds and reports status monthly to City Council. 
  • Monitors City ordinances for compliance state law changes relative to finance and purchasing procedures.  Performs year-end close out of all city financial accounts; coordinates/oversees independent audit functions of city.
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying the principles and techniques of governmental administration and management; of Oklahoma Statutes applicable to municipal finance; of structure and operation of Municipal organization.
  • Knowledge of finance and accounting principles and practices as prescribed by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB). 
  • Ability to estimate revenues and probable tax yields.
  • Ability to invest City funds for high yield with only statutory risk and perform other functions as treasurer. Interpersonal skills to provide effective leadership and develop cooperative working relationships with others. Analytical abilities necessary to make sound, logical interpretations of rules and regulations are required. 

Minimum Qualifications

  •     Four-year degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in Finance, Accounting, or closely related field required. 
  •     Six to seven years of progressively complex and responsible related work experience, including three to four years of supervisory and managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  •     Valid driver’s license. 
  •     Bondable.

    Preferred Qualifictions

  •     Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), and/or Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) preferred.
  •     Masters degree in finance, accounting or closely related field.  
  •     10 years of progressively complex and responsible related work experience. 
  •     Experience with municipal government. 
  •     Experience with the GEMS operating system.




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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.