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To take advantage of this preference, the veteran must upload, and submit, with his/her application for employment, his/her military discharge papers (DD-214) and be honorably discharged from service.

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Candidates who appear to most closely match the criteria for the position may be required to complete pre-employment skill testing.  

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Finance Director (Open Positions: 1)

Closes On: April 8, 2021 at 05:00 PM PST

Location: Finance, Apache Junction, AZ
Department: Finance
Job Status: Full-Time
Shift: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Days Worked: Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu.
Details: OPEN UNTIL FILLED $101,556.02 (annualized); FLSA Exempt with benefits, including ASRS Retirement. FIRST REVIEW: 11/05/2020
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Job Description

Researches, analyzes and develops recommendations to the City Manager about financial, debt, and budgetary issues.  Directs long-range planning, monitors and responds to financial conditions, and oversees debt management  Provides administrative direction for the general ledger, accounts payable, purchasing, payroll, taxes, financial reporting and is highly involved in the budget process.  Works Closely with the City  Manager to maintain and improve the long term fiscal health of the City.  Provides support to City Management for various financial functions within the City.


Apache Junction is nestled at the base of the Superstition Mountains and Usery Mountain State Park which offer various recreational activities such as hiking, camping, biking, boating, and fishing in the Tonto National Forest as well as new businesses.  

 The City of Apache Junction has a full-time population of approximately 42,000 residents with a winter population estimated to be more than 75,000.  State Trust Land to the south of the developed portion of the City is prime for auction and development.  As such, there will be extensive public finance work to establish the construction and long term maintenance of that area.  The City uses an automated financial system and has recently converted to MUNIS-Tyler software. 

The Finance Director is a key part of the Leadership Team at the City of Apache Junction.  Professionals who are looking for a challenge and are looking to be a part of shaping a community through their work should jump at this unique opportunity.  If you are an ambitious, outgoing, professional minded person that is passionate about public service.  Apache Junction  encourages you to participate in its application process for the Finance Director.   A Certified Public  Accountant (CPA) is desirable. 



Other Information/License, Certifications, Etc

The results of this recruitment may be used to fill one (1) vacancy in the Finance Department and other vacancies that may occur during the life of the eligible list.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education or Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Public Administration, or a related field, and seven (7) years paid fulltime professional experience in responsible financial administrative positions to include three (3) years supervisory experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience