Organization Salt Lake City Corporation
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Job Type Full Time
Application Deadline Sep 30, 2021

This position is open until filled and subject to close without notice. Position to begin in September 2021.

The Department of Public Lands is looking for a Financial Manager to oversee the financial program for a large department including programs with the greatest financial complexity and a variety of fund types. Typically supervises other professional finance staff. Requires eight to ten years of increasingly responsible experience in a high-level administration position, as well as two (2) years of experience in a supervisory capacity. A Master’s degree or professional certification (e.g., Certified Public Accountant) may be required at this level.


  1. Evaluates financial reports, plans, capital expenditures, billing/assessments, revenue management, operating records and financial statements. Directs and/or assists in the preparation of special studies, reports, analyses and recommendations in areas such as budgets, forecasts, financial systems/plans, capital improvement planning, internal controls, legislative requirements, statistical reports and business forecasts for management use.
  2. Make recommendations to improve the organization by providing comprehensive reports regarding improvements or changes needed to reach current and future goals. Ensure the timely and effective tracking of allocated resources, responsibilities and timelines associated with the department objectives; assist with monitoring progress on metrics.
  3. Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of public and private agencies. Ability to supervise work of others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  4. Supervises and directs staff to carry out varied administrative, business management and fiscal activities, including but not limited to: Operation and capital improvement budgets, accounting, auditing, personnel, property management, strategic planning, policy and procedural development, public relations, emergency management, safety and other related services. Trouble shoots division problems and assists in formulating efficient problem-solving techniques. Acts as a resource to assist in resolution of problems.
  5. Maintains close working relationship with City administration, City Council office, departmental customers and vendors.
  6. Performs other duties as assigned.


  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration or a closely related field plus work experience, as stipulated for each level noted above. Education and work experience may be substituted one for the other on a year-for-year basis.
  2. Thorough knowledge of principals of organization and management, public administration, public and governmental accounting, control of accrual and cash flow budgeting as well as organizational development techniques.
  3. Proficiency with office software applications such as MS Word and Excel, accounting programs and electronic data processing Systems.
  4. Ability to analyze administrative and financial problems and make appropriate recommendations; conduct cost benefit studies and evaluate alternative administrative and fiscal approaches. Ability to perform research, prepare and deliver presentations, and answer questions regarding findings and recommendations.
  5. Ability to work cooperatively with representatives of public and private agencies. Ability to supervise work of others and communicate effectively both orally and in writing.


  • Health benefits including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and an HSA/FLEX account
  • Paid time off including vacation days, personal days and 12 paid holidays
  • The City contributes 10% of your annual salary to your choice of retirement programs
  • Tuition Reimbursement

NOTE: Interested candidates must complete and submit a Salt Lake City application and current resume to Human Resources through the website at

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