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Commissioner of Finance Position Available

The City of Poughkeepsie is seeking a seasoned finance professional for the post of Commissioner of Finance.  The Commissioner of Finance is responsible for the administration of the financial affairs of the city, as well as the operation of the accounting, personnel and data processing units.  The city has a 2016 general fund budget of $48 million with a combined budget of $83 million, and 338 FTE employees.

The ideal candidate should possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or public administration or related field with at least 5 years of accounting experience two of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity; or a Master’s degree with three years of experience one of which must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity.  The Finance Commissioner is required to live within the City limits within a reasonable time after selection.  Salary is negotiable, depending on experience and qualification.

Additional information about this opportunity is available at the search consultant’s website – www.mercergroupinc.com or by contacting one of the following search consultants directly: Jim Miller, 612-581-9972 or [email protected]; or Jim Mercer,  770-551-0403 or [email protected].

This position is open until filled. Please send cover letters and resumes, preferably via email, to one of the search consultants above. First review of resumes will be conducted on May 1, 2016. Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.