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Assistant Finance Director

  2024-03-01     City of Twin Falls     203 Main Ave East, Twin Falls  

ANNUAL SALARY RANGE: $80,829 - $96,990                      

BENEFIT PACKAGE INCLUDES:  Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho-P.E.R.S.I., Medical & Dental Insurance, Vacation & Medical Leave (accrued bi-weekly), Paid Holidays (12), Paid Long Term Disability and Life Insurance, Wellness Program, Family Bonding Leave, and Tuition Reimbursement.

OUR CULTURE:  The City of Twin Falls operates under the Council-Manager form of government, with seven elected city council members providing political leadership and a City Manager overseeing management. Twin Falls is unique in Idaho for adopting this governance model. The city is proud of its commitment to delivering quality services at reasonable costs, emphasizing political stability, financial strength, continuous improvement, and innovative problem-solving. The organizational values prioritize citizens as customers, employees as integral team members, service with integrity, and a collaborative approach to decision-making. The city empowers its employees, encourages appropriate risks for excellence, values teamwork, emphasizes ongoing communication, and believes in consensus for effective decision-making.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  The principal function of an employee in this class is to perform detailed accounting, reviewing, and financial recording procedures to ensure the City`s financial records are accurate and comply with established rules and procedures.  This position will play a crucial role in overseeing, reviewing, and performing accounting and administrative tasks related to accounting and reporting systems, and general ledger compliance.  This position requires a dynamic individual with exceptional leadership skills, financial acumen, and a commitment to ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the City's financial records. Positions in this class perform duties within a general scope of responsibilities, may advise higher management on functional needs, and assist in the development of policies and procedures. Alternative work schedule available with every other Friday off. 

  • Prepare quarterly financial reports for various departments and the public.
  • Collaborate closely with independent auditors to address inquiries on accounting practices and processes.
  • Compile monthly reports based on the general ledger.
  • Provide support for the Urban Renewal Agency by managing records and transactions in QuickBooks, preparing reports and annual financial statements, and participating in meetings.
  • Coordinate and arrange for the annual independent audit of the City's and Urban Renewal Agency's financial statements.
  • Review and recommend internal control processes related to financial transactions.
  • Assists with internal auditing of cash operations; ensure compliance with applicable financial policies and procedures.
  • Analyze complex and interrelated financial information to produce budgets, analyses, reports, and recommendations.
  • Prepare schedules and address auditor questions, ensuring compliance with GFOA standards.
  • Maintain records and prepare reports for Federal and State agencies issuing grants for municipal projects.
  • Conduct research on miscellaneous projects as assigned by the Finance Director, City Manager, and City Council.

QUALIFICATIONS:   A bachelor`s degree in accounting, Finance, or related field; two (2) years of experience in accounting, finance, or related field, with some supervisory experience.  Certified Public Accountant (CPA) credentials are highly desirable. Preference will be given to candidates with municipal accounting and budgetary experience. Applicants should possess a work history that demonstrates strong organizational skills; critical thinking and problem solving, good communication both orally and in writing; strong analytical and mathematics skills; and attention to detail under time-sensitive deadlines; the ability to use good time management skills; strong interpersonal skills; an attitude of cooperation and the ability to work harmoniously with all levels of City employees, the general public and other organizations. 

Final applicants must be able to successfully pass a City of Twin Falls background investigation which may include reference checks, a credit check, and a criminal history check. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Apply immediately.  Interested individuals should submit an online application at The position will remain open until filled. For additional information, please call Human Resources at 208-735-7251 or email  

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