The City of Cloquet is seeking to fill the position of Finance Director due to an upcoming retirement. We are searching for an experienced professional to work in a team setting with a continued focus on ensuring the City is financially sound. The new Finance Director will inherit a City with an excellent audit history, clean balance sheets and a healthy reserve. We are looking for a strong leader who is customer service oriented (internal and external), approachable, explores viable options before saying "no", resourceful and has impeccable follow-through. The successful candidate is comfortable presenting in front of the City Council and members of the public; can explain complex concepts in layman's terms and is a critical thinker, intuitive and a problem solver. This position directly manages two (2) employees.
Salary range is $75.5k to $102k. Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Public Financing or Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or related field, with five (5) years of responsible, progressive financial accounting or public finance management experience, including supervisory responsibility, demonstrated ability in all municipal financing and proper accounting procedures, demonstrated ability to effectively communicate verbally and in written form, and demonstrated ability as an
effective supervisor, or any equivalent combination of formal preparation or substantial experience which provides the requisite knowledge and abilities for this position.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, City application, and four work-related references to:
Human Resources, City of Cloquet, 101 14th Street, Cloquet, MN 55720. Direct all inquiries to Mr. Peterson at 218-879-3347
The position will be considered open until filled with the initial screening of resumes beginning July 30, 2021
For application and job requirements visit www.cloquetmn.gov (or click on the ''apply'' button).