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City of Mequon, WI, Finance Director

Finance Director

About the City of Mequon
Located on the western shores of Lake Michigan just north of Milwaukee, the City of Mequon boasts lakeshore bluffs, stately homes, farmland, expansive open space, a variety of amenities, and access to I-43 for a convenient commute to downtown Milwaukee. Mequon’s rural heritage is preserved by high development standards and low-density zoning regulations. Mequon has a population of approximately 25,000 with one of the lowest crime rates and one of the lowest tax rates in the Metropolitan Milwaukee area. Mequon is one of only seven communities in Wisconsin to earn all three of the Government Finance Officers Association’s awards for budgeting and financial reporting. Presently, the City holds an AA+ bond rating and manages operating budgets of nearly $30 million annually.

Characteristics of the Job
Directs, administers, and coordinates the activities of the Finance Department in support of policies, goals, and objectives established by the City through development, direction, and oversight of all plans, procedures, and policies associated with the functions of accounting, budgeting, finance, and treasury. Currently, the Finance Director manages four full-time employees, as well as overseeing contracted assessing services.

Position Overview, Skills & Abilities
Manage treasury functions including collection of all City revenue, investment of City Funds, overall cash management, the processing of all accounting transactions (payables, receivables, general ledger, payroll, utility accounting, etc.) assessing, capital planning, year-end audit and risk management functions.

Possess comprehensive knowledge of acceptable practices and standards in accounting, auditing, budgeting, investment management, and debt financing; thorough knowledge of the laws and regulations that impact the work performed and supervised.

Utilize exceptional skill in public, employee and labor relations, and in maintaining effective working relationships, skill in developing innovative solutions, making persuasive business presentations and supervising employees.

Have the ability to maintain absolute confidentiality of information encountered in the course of employment; analyze and interpret complex documents; respond effectively to sensitive inquiries; write clear, specialized reports and correspondence; effectively present information and respond to questions on complex topics to a variety of audiences; define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; interpret an extensive variety of financial, legal and technical materials; deal with several abstract and concrete variables in an assortment of formats.

Required Training & Experience
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in administration, accounting, or finance and 3-5 years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in finance; or equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. A master’s degree in finance, accounting, or business administration and designation as a CPA, CPFO, etc. is preferred.

Salary & Benefits
This position’s current salary range is $104,009 – $145,613. An excellent benefits package is also available and includes health, dental, life insurance, long-term disability, paid holidays, paid time off, and membership in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should forward cover letter, resume and a completed City of Mequon Employment Application to: or City of Mequon, Human Resources, 11333 N. Cedarburg Road, Mequon, WI 53092 by 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 15. First-round interviews are anticipated to take place during the week of April 22. Please visit the City website ( for additional information about the City of Mequon.


Finance Director Job Description (131 KB)

Employment Application (656 KB)

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