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Finance Director - listed February 27, 2023


City of Kenai, Alaska
Kenai, Alaska


Prothman Company

Job Description

Finance Director
City of Kenai, Alaska
Salary: $110,736 - $146,169

Kenai is a beautiful and quaint coastal Alaskan city, nestled along the shores of the vast Cook Inlet at the mouth of the world-famous Kenai River. Easily accessible from Anchorage via a 30-minute flight or a scenic three-hour drive, the City of Kenai is the heart of the Kenai Peninsula and is well known for its salmon fishing, spectacular views, rich history, friendly community, accessible location, diverse economy, excellent schools and healthcare, local amenities, and an abundance of outdoor recreational opportunities provided by the surrounding coastline, trails, rivers, and mountains. Kenai boasts more than 358 acres of parks and open space which provides the city’s 7,742 residents and many visitors plenty of space and opportunities to get outside and enjoy Alaska’s natural beauty year-round.

Incorporated in 1960, the City of Kenai is a full-service city that operates on a FY 2022-2023 budget of $33,599,302 with 121 FTEs. The City’s departments include Airport, Animal Control, Building, City Clerk, City Manager, Dipnet, Finance, Fire, Human Resources, Lands, Legal, Library, Parks, Recreation & Beautification, Planning & Zoning, Police, Public Works, and Senior Services. The City adopted the City Council/Manager form of government and has a City Manager, Mayor, and six City Council Members that are elected at-large.

The Finance Department is committed to providing timely, accurate, clear, and complete information and support to other city departments, citizens, and the City Council for the purpose of making informed financial decisions. The Department functions with 6.5 FTEs on a budget of $928,157. Under the general direction and supervision of the City Manager, the Finance Director manages the City’s Finance department, including overseeing financial reporting, accounting, grant reporting, utility, special district billing, budget development, payroll, investments, information technology, personnel, and related activities. The Director must exercise independent judgement in planning, directing, and coordinating all activities of the Finance Department.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or a related field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience in accounting is required. A Certified Public Accountant license is desired. The selected candidate will be expected to pass a background check, including a criminal background check and credit report in accordance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act prior to time of hire. Supervisory experience and experience in the public sector, especially in investing public funds, is desired. Any satisfactory combination of experience and training which demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Kenai is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: March 24, 2023 (open until filled).

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