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The City of Bluefield, West Virginia, "Nature’s Air Conditioned City", is seeking dedicated and energetic individuals who have an interest in serving as the Finance Director. The Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager, and is responsible for providing complex administrative services to the organization and community. The position assists the City Manager in the development and oversight of the implementation of the City’s $10 million annual operating budget.

The Director will be expected to oversee a results-oriented, customer-focused approach in the management of the financial affairs of the organization. Key duties include financial reporting, fiscal analysis, financial forecasting, debt management, investments, purchasing, utility billing, and oversight of the City’s fund accounting. The Finance Director provides oversight of the annual external financial audit for compliance with City laws and policies. The Finance Director also occasionally coordinates grant activities, including grant writing and administration.


The City of Bluefield is seeking qualified individuals who have an interest in serving the public and who have experience in finance and accounting. Candidates should have an equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree, with major coursework in Finance, Accounting, or other closely related field, although a Master’s degree is preferred. Candidates should have at least five years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental management, accounting, or in related fields. Residency is not required, but is preferred. The successful candidate will undergo a background check, post-offer physical and drug screen.

Forward-thinking, a willingness to innovate, and an entrepreneurial philosophy will be paramount for the Director to have success.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


Review of applications will begin on September 8, 2014, although the position will remain open until filled. Cover letter and resume including three professional references should be submitted to:

City of Bluefield
Attn: Human Resource Director - Confidential
P.O. Box 4100

Bluefield, WV 24701

Electronic submittals may also be made to">  Please include “Finance Director” in the subject line.

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