City of Columbus, WI (pop. 5,173) is seeking a highly motivated, technically skilled, and collaborative individual for its full-time Finance Director Position. Columbus is located thirty minutes northeast of Madison, and is a growing and progressive community that combines the best of small town living with the amenities of a large nearby metropolitan area. Located on the banks of the Crawfish River, Columbus is a regional market center with a vibrant downtown.

Position Summary
This is a highly responsible municipal accounting/finance position. This position has considerable independence and acts as the lead position for the City’s general ledger accounting and key accounting processes. This position assists in the preparation of financial reports, audit work papers, and utility accounting. This position plays a key role in the development of the annual budget and financial statements. The Finance Director maintains the City’s fixed asset records, prepares monthly financial reports, and assists with property tax collection. This position works in partnership and close coordination with other City Hall staff and Department Heads.

A minimally qualified applicant will have knowledge or experience with the following:

  • Minimum Associates or Bachelor’s degree in the field(s) of Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Mathematics, Economics or related field of study.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in local government, finance, or related field.
  • Working knowledge of computers and electronic data processing equipment/software.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; accounting theory and practices.

Highly qualified applicants will also have experience with Caselle through Civic Systems; have a CPA and/or advanced degree; and have working knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices.

Salary & Benefits

This exempt position has a salary range set between $55,000 – $67,000 per year, depending on experience, plus an excellent benefits package which includes, health, dental, vision, life insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and the Wisconsin Retirement System.

This full-time position will work Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, and City of Columbus application for employment to Pamela Fredrick, Human Resources Administrator, City of Columbus, 105 N Dickason Blvd, Columbus, WI 53925 or emailed to Questions may be directed to Pamela Fredrick at 920-623-5900.

The full job description and application for employment can be found on the City of Columbus website at or at City Hall.

Deadline to apply is Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Application materials will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited for an interview.
The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer.