Position Available: Commissioner of Finance

The City of Poughkeepsie is accepting applications for the position of Commissioner of Finance until April 19, 2013.  The City of Poughkeepsie, a municipality of 32,736 residents, is located in Dutchess County, New York State.

The Commissioner of Finance reports directly to the City Administrator and is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the City as well as the operation of the accounting, personnel, tax collection, information systems, budgeting and purchasing units.  The Commissioner is responsible for the development of all major financial policies of the City.  The Commissioner is also responsible to the Mayor and represents administration before the Common Council.

The position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business or public administration, or a similarly related field AND five (5) years of full-time accounting experience, two of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity OR completion of a Master’s Degree program in accounting, business or public administration, or similarly related field AND three (3) years of experience in accounting, one of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity. Municipal Government experience preferred.  Certified Public Accountants (CPA’s) are encouraged to apply.  Residency is required within six (6) months. Starting salary will range from $72,000 to $82,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The City offers an excellent benefit package.  Send resume, cover letter, salary requirements and five professional references to the Personnel Office, City of Poughkeepsie, 62 Civic Center Plaza, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.

E-mail rsweat@cityofpoughkeepsie.com; Website www.cityofpoughkeepsie.com

The City is committed to diversify its workforce by advertising all vacancies as widely as possible and ensuring that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity for employment.

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