Finance Director

  • City of Pearland, TX
  • 3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas
  • Jul 31, 2020
Full Time Accounting and Finance Executive
  • Apply By: Aug 31, 2020

Job Description

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The City of Pearland, Texas has been among the top five fastest-growing cities in Texas, and among the top 10 fastest-growing cities in the country, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Pearland offers the best attributes of a cosmopolitan suburb- great parks and recreational amenities; shopping and dining choices for every occasion; and a safe environment- while being adjacent to the country’s fourth-largest city, Houston, a dynamic and diverse economic dynamo on the Gulf Coast, part of the ‘Texas Triangle.’ Pearland remains one of the safest cities in America, as named by 24/7

The City of Pearland operates under a council-manager form of government and is comprised of a Mayor and seven Council Members. The City is adopting a ‘High Performance Organization’ culture, emphasizing teamwork and leadership at all levels. The Finance Department’s mission is to serve as fiscal stewards of the City’s resources by providing financial services in an accurate, efficient, ethical, and innovative manner by building a bond of trust in accordance with best recognized practices and principles of governmental finance. Pearland consistently achieves GFOA awards for its budget presentation ($88 million General Fund) and CAFR ($356 million all funds). The City is modernizing and building up its systems for the complex multi-faceted organization it has become, adding ERP software and continues updating many processes and procedures. Growth and development dictates use of many different financing and development tools. The City has a large Capital Improvement Program to steward ($600 million through FY 2026).


Job Requirements

The City seeks qualified candidates for Finance Director with excellent communication skills and the ability to communicate complex financial information to different audiences both internally and externally. The position of Finance Director requires a strong manager with a bachelor’s degree in finance, public administration, or a closely related field (master’s preferred) and 10 or more years of progressively responsible experience in municipal finance. Designation as a CPA is highly desired. The City seeks a candidate with a strong background in fund accounting, utility billing, debt management, and the technical aspects of leading a multi-division department.

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For more information on this position contact:
Heather Johnston, Senior Vice President

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Job Address

3523 Liberty Drive, Pearland, Texas 77581 United States View Map