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Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer - McAlester

Christy Christoffersen


There is a full-time position open in the Finance Department for a


CLASSIFICATION:  135-01 TO 135-20


PAY RANGE:  $73,579 TO $88,892 (Salary based on experience)


DUTIES:  See Attached Job Description


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Applications may be picked up from Human Resources located on the first floor.

















The essential function of the position within the organization is to manage the financial activities of the City. This position is responsible for the custody, safekeeping, deposit, investment and disbursement of City monies; maintaining a general accounting system for the City government; and other powers and duties consistent with the City Charter as may be prescribed by ordinance or applicable law.  This position is under the supervision of the City Manager and the Asst. City Manager.  Experience with “Incode” software a plus.


PRIMARY DUTIES: This list represents the essential tasks performed by the position.  Employees may be assigned additional duties by management as required.


Plans and implements new operating procedures to improve efficiency and reduce costs.


Directs cash forecasting activities.


Administers annual budget and allocation, annual Work Comp, Health, Dental, Vision, Life insurance renewals, and certificates of insurance.


Manages and monitor Bond payments, budgets, and balances.


Directs receipt and disbursement of funds and acquisition and sale of other assets.


Manages the risk of institution's investment portfolio.


Directs safekeeping, control, and accounting of assets and securities.


Analyzes financial and operating statements of city, makes reports and recommendations to City Manager in regard to financial policies and programs,


Directs the preparation of monthly and annual financial statements.


Maintains and monitors the City's system of internal control.


Ensures that the City complies with all applicable laws and ordinances in all its financial transactions and accounting entries.


Provides resources and assistance to the independent auditors for the City's annual audit.


Directly supervises employees in the Finance Division; Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance; rewards and disciplines employees; and addresses complaints and resolves problems.


Manages recruitment of most qualified candidates, applications and hiring practices.


Manages Safety and Wellness Programs.


Performs other related duties as assigned.






DATA RESPONSIBILITY: “Data Responsibility” refers to information, knowledge, and conceptions obtained by observation, investigation, interpretation, visualization, and mental creation.  Data are intangible and include numbers, words, symbols, ideas, concepts, and oral verbalizations.


Conducts research to discover new methodologies or to find solutions for unresolved problems.


PEOPLE RESPONSIBILITY: “People Responsibility” refers to individuals who have contact with or are influenced by the position.


Mentors others by advising, counseling, or guiding them regarding problems that may be resolved by legal, scientific, clinical, spiritual, or other professional principles.


ASSETS RESPONSIBILITY: “Assets Responsibility” refers to the responsibility for achieving economies or preventing loss within the organization.


Requires responsibility and opportunity for achieving widespread economies and/or preventing losses through the development and administration of organization-wide programs and policies that impact the operations of two or more major departments or three or more minor departments, or for providing legal counsel to the elected officials.


MATHEMATICAL REQUIREMENTS: “Mathematics” deals with quantities, magnitudes, and forms and their relationships and attributes by the use of numbers and symbols.


Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.


COMMUNICATIONS REQUIREMENTS: “Communications” involves the ability to read, write, and speak.


Reads journals, manuals, and charts to solve practical problems such as assembly instructions for tools, routine office equipment operating instructions, and methods and procedures for investigations, and in drawing and layout work; composes routine reports and specialized reports, forms, and business letters, with proper format; speaks compound sentences using normal grammar and word forms.


COMPLEXITY OF WORK: “Complexity of Work” addresses the analysis, initiative, ingenuity, creativity, and concentration required by the position and the presence of any unusual pressures.


Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving; requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results and occasional exposure to unusual pressure.


IMPACT OF DECISIONS:  “Impact of Decisions” refers to consequences such as damage to property, loss of data or property, exposure of the organization to legal liability, or injury or death to individuals.


Makes decisions with moderately serious impact - affects work unit and may affect other units or citizens.


EQUIPMENT USAGE: “Equipment Usage” refers to inanimate objects such as substances, materials, machines, tools, equipment, work aids, or products.  A thing is tangible and has shape, form, and other physical characteristics.


Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items.  Equipment used may include standard office equipment.


SAFETY OF OTHERS:  “Safety of Others” refers to the responsibility for other people’s safety, either inherent in the job or to assure the safety of the general public.


Requires some responsibility for safety and health of others and/or for occasional enforcement of the standards of public safety or health.





EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS: “Education Requirements” refers to job specific training and education required for entry into the position.


Requires education or training equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.  Certified Public Accountant preferred. 


LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, AND REGISTRATIONS REQUIRED: “Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations” refers to professional, state, or federal licenses, certifications, or registrations required to enter the position.


Must obtain a Certified Municipal City Treasurer standing within three years.  According to the City Charter, this position must be bonded.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: “Experience Requirements” refers to the amount of work experience that is required for entry into the position that would result in reasonable expectation that the person can perform the tasks required by the position.


Requires ten years of related experience.  Experience in preparing financial statements under GASB preferred.




PHYSICAL DEMANDS: “Physical Demands” refers to the requirements for physical exertion and coordination of limb and body movement.


Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating machines, tools, or office equipment.


UNAVOIDABLE HAZARDS: “Unavoidable Hazards” refers to unusual conditions in the work environment that may cause illness or injury.


The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards. May sometimes be exposed to bright/dim lights and dust or pollen.


SENSORY (ADA) REQUIREMENTS: “Sensory Requirements” refers to hearing, sight, touch, taste, and smell necessary to perform the tasks required by the position efficiently.


The position may require normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing, speaking, color perception, sense of taste, sense of smell, depth perception, or texture perception.




The City of McAlester is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the City to provide adequate accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.