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City Actively Seeking Finance Director

Tue, Dec 18, 2018 at 3:10PM

Port Orange, FL - The City of Port Orange is actively seeking a Finance Director to fill the vacancy left after the passing of former director Tracey Riehm.

Riehm died suddenly on Friday, November 16th from complications from a surgical procedure. She was 55.

“Tracey was a stellar city employee and even more stellar person,” Mayor Donald Burnette said. “It will be huge shoes to fill.”

According to the vacancy announcement, “The Finance Director is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of all Finance department activities, operations, and personnel. The Finance Director reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for a $2.4 million operating budget within the department, including the utility customer service function. In addition to serving as the treasury manager for the City, the Finance Director sits on the investment committee.”

Applications are being accepted and the position closes January 11, 2019.

The announcement details the duties of the department as, “a primary contributor to the City’s goal of Fiscal Sustainability. This goal is to enhance the fiscal sustainability of the City through both technology and sound financial decision making to ensure the organizational viability needed to serve the residents and businesses of Port Orange. The Finance Department consists of six main functions staffed by 32 employees. These six functional areas include Accounting, Budget, Compliance, Grants, Purchasing, and Utility Billing/Customer Service.”

Applicants will be screened throughout the job advertisement. Interviews with selected candidates will be held on January 30, 2019.

A selection of the next Finance Director is to be made on or about February 8, 2019, which is contingent upon successful completion of pre-employment security screenings.

The anticipated start date of the selected candidate is March 11, 2019. Interested candidates can find out more details through the City’s website:

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