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Marion, IA - Budget Manager

GovHR USA is pleased to announce the recruitment of candidates for the position of Budget Manager for the City of Marion, Iowa.

About the Community

The essence of the City of Marion is captured in its Brand Promise:  Marion is the best place in Iowa to raise a family and grow a business. Here you can reach higher.  Indeed, this statement is supported by the following:

  • Ranked in top 7% of Best Small Cities in America (WalletHub, 2016)
  • Named 28th Best Small City in the U.S. for Families (NerdWallet, 2016)
  • Placed 7th in Iowa for Healthiest Housing Markets (SmartAsset, 2016)
  • Selected one of the Top Ten Safest Cities in Iowa (Motovo, 2016)

With a population of over 38,000, Marion is located within the Cedar Rapids metropolitan area. The median age is 38, with 28% of the population under the age of 19. Marion’s small-town charm is supported by beautifully designed neighborhoods, a vibrant and rich downtown, and a variety of cultural and recreational amenities.  Access to higher education includes a premier community college, elite private college and universities, and world renowned public research university all located within driving distance of the City.

About the City  

The City operates under the Council-Manager form of government. Marion’s governing body consists of a Mayor and six Council members, each elected for staggered 4-year terms. In 2016, the City Council, City Administrators, and Department Heads worked collaboratively to develop a Strategic Plan. The plan guides decision making through FY 2019. The City maintains an Aa1 bond rating, which is the highest achievable bond rating for a City its size.  For FY 2018, the City adopted an operating budget of $101.7M with a General Fund of 24.5M. The City currently has 195 regular full-time employees. 

About the Position   

A Phase 1 reorganization of City functions and operations led to the creation of the Administrative Services Department effective in FY 2019. The new Department includes the following functions: Budget, City Clerk, Communications, Finance/Payroll, and IT.  The new position of Budget Manager will oversee all aspects of the City’s budget consisting of formulation of the proposed budget, and administration and management of the adopted budget.   Key responsibilities include: reporting to and advising City officials on budget matters, developing budget policies and procedures, researching funding sources, and reviewing and analyzing short and long-term capital improvement project needs.

Position Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will possess:
  • Knowledge of finance concepts, principles and practices related to projections, forecasting and analysis.
  • Experience with spreadsheets, and financial management systems. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear communication for decision making.
  • Ability to effectively work with groups and individuals with differing interests, including helping to find common ground and developing consensus on complex issues.  
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at different organizational levels with varying levels of financial knowledge.    
  • A demonstrated understanding of the importance of delivering high level customer service both internally and externally.  
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business, Political Science or related field (master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of three years of broad range local government experience in a Municipal Department or City Manager’s Office preferred. 

Candidates with an equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work will be considered.

Compensation and Benefits    

The starting salary range is $65,036-$96,038. DOQ.  A comprehensive benefits package includes medical and dental insurance (also available to dependents), life insurance and membership in Iowa’s Public Employee’s Retirement System (IPERS).  The City also offers paid vacation, holidays and sick leave.  The City does not have a residency requirement. 

Selection Process   

Candidates should apply on line to www.GovHRJobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.  First review of candidates by the City will begin on July 24, 2018. 

For Questions Contact:  Mike Earl, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at (224) 261-8366 or mearl@govhrusa.com.  The City of Marion is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Posted:Jun 27, 2018

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