League City is located near the Texas Gulf Coast, approximately 20 miles southeast of Houston in northern Galveston County and the southernmost part of Harris County. The city is situated on the south shore of Clear Lake and encompasses an area of 53 square miles. Ranked as one of the fastest growing and most desired communities in which to live in both Texas and the U.S., more than 110,000 residents live in League City due to the nationally acclaimed school system, affordable master-planned communities, family-centric values, 100-year-old oak trees, recreational lifestyle, and love for the water. The City has a staff of approximately 647 FTEs, an operating budget of $145.14 million and a 5-year capital program approaching $500 million.
The Director of Finance leads and manages a team that oversees the areas of Accounting, Municipal Court, Utility Billing and Purchasing. This Director is responsible for developing and implementing departmental strategic goals, objectives, policies, and priorities. This position prepares and presents materials, reports, and agenda items pertaining to the City’s finances and services, as well as serving as the Department liaison with City Council, the Finance Committee, and the 4B Corporation Board. Attendance for Council and Advisory meetings is essential. The Director must have experience in accounting systems, bank reconciliation, capital justifications, fixed assets, general ledger, payroll, accrual accounting, adjusting entries, and accounts receivable and payable. The Department has an approved annual budget for FY2021 of $3,157,332 and a great team of employees to include a 25.25 FTEs.
The ideal candidate shall be a results-oriented and strategic thinker with a successful track record of ensuring consistent and effective execution of accounting systems and processes and optimal use of department and organizational resources to meet the ever-changing needs of a highly visible and complex business unit. This politically astute and experience leaders shall be people-centric and manage with integrity, while also instilling personal and team accountability. The successful candidate will need to use historical data and industry trends to recommend and implement better ways of working together. Knowledge of GASB rules and regulations on financial reporting is a key in this role.
Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration or in a related field required. Seven years of experience in Finance Administration required, and at least 5 years of Municipal Government experience preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience noted above is acceptable. Master’s Degree, and/or CPA preferred. Familiarity with Tyler MUNIS is highly desirable.