City News

July 12, 2022

City Seeking Finance Director

City Seeking Finance Director

The City of West Carrollton, Ohio is seeking candidates for the position of Finance Director. The city’s current finance director, Tom Reilly, will be retiring in October 2022 after a 31-year career at the city.

The Finance Director is a key member of the City Manager’s leadership team and will oversee and manage the financial operations of a full-service city with an annual budget of approximately $34 million with over 150 dedicated employees. The Finance Director is the strategic financial advisor to City Council and the City Manager, leads the budgeting and capital improvement plan processes, monitors the budget, and manages all aspects of accounting, payroll, local income tax collection, utility billing and fixed assets. The finance department is responsible for budgeting, accounting and financial reporting. The finance director, along with staff, performs the duties of the income tax administration, utility billing, debt management, payroll, collections and other financial customer service. Additionally, this department coordinates the annual audit conducted or overseen by the Auditor of State of Ohio.

“In our city, the Finance Director is involved in a number of exciting and transformative projects utilizing a variety of resources such as tax increment financing, new community authority financing and public-private partnership agreements. Advising City Council and collaborating with our leadership team as well as our residents and business partners are key elements to the role. We are looking for a leader who will continue to be a good financial steward and utilize funds for the betterment of services for our citizens,” said City Manager Brad Townsend.

The Finance Department has a staff of 6 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee. The starting salary is commensurate with experience and includes an excellent benefit package. The current salary range for this position is $87,472 – $111,794.

Located in southwest Ohio, approximately 10 miles south of downtown Dayton, West Carrollton has a population of over 13,129 residents and is approximately 6 square miles. The city is in the midst of a transformative revitalization effort and extensive economic growth that has been the vision of our City Council, as it begins to develop 25 acres along the Great Miami River which borders the city to the north.

The city’s Charter was adopted in 1967 and provides for a Council-Manager form of government, combining the leadership of elected officials with the professional experience of an appointed manager. The seven-member City Council performs the legislative functions of government. The Mayor and six council members are elected to four-year terms through nonpartisan elections. Council members appoint the City Manager, who is the chief administrative officer.

Employment applications can be downloaded here. Contact the human resources department at (937) 847-4632 for additional information. The application period is open until filled. Initial review of applications will begin August 15, 2022.