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Director of Finance

Strategic Government Resources
Texas City, Texas
$129,000- $193,500, depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
May 10, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Director/Head of Finance
Public Administration & Regulation
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

Job Details

The City of Texas City is seeking a detail-oriented, forward-thinking leader to serve as its next Director of Finance.




Located on the southwest shoreline of Galveston Bay, Texas City is home to a busy deep-water port on the Texas Gulf Coast. The beautiful gulf coast shoreline and warm weather, combined with the charming atmosphere, plentiful employment opportunities, and proximity to the Houston Metro Area, provide an attractive quality of life for its 55,667 residents who want a closeknit community with a charming small-town atmosphere and conveniences offered by a large metropolitan area.




Texas City operates under the Strong Mayor form of governance, where the Mayor is the CEO of Texas City with certain executive authorities according to the City Charter. The City Commission is comprised of the Mayor, two City Commission Members elected at-large, and four City Commission Members who represent single-member districts. All positions serve two-year terms with no term limits. Positions appointed and/or confirmed by the governing body include all Department heads, City Secretary, and positions on the City’s Boards and Commissions.




The Finance Department is responsible for the supervision, administration, and planning of the City’s financial activities. These activities include Budget Management, Accounting, Payroll, City Investments, Financial Management, Cash Collections, Purchasing, Utility Billing & Customer Service, and Information Technology.




The Director of Finance is responsible for directing all financial and operational activities of the City of Texas City, including but not limited to customer service, accounting, information technology, utility billing, payroll, and purchasing. In addition, this position attends meetings of the City of Texas City Commission and Corporations of the City; negotiates insurance contracts and other related work; and is a member of the Executive Committee of the City of Texas City. This position is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by a majority of City Commission.




The ideal candidate will be a leader of people, rather than a manager, who will guide and direct the Finance team. This means they will collaborate well with others, establish strong relationships, and bring the team closer together. They will have excellent people skills, a dedication to customer service, and a positive attitude to help make Texas City the best place to live.




This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting or a closely related field; plus 10 years of experience in a progressively responsible position in finance administration, with at least five (5) years as an assistant director or director. An equivalent combination of training, education, and/or experience will be considered. Municipal experience in accounting, financing, budgeting, treasury, purchasing, tax, utility billing, municipal operations, and information technology is highly preferred. Being a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must be bondable.




The starting salary range for this position is $129,000- $193,500, depending on qualifications and experience.





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For more information on this position contact:




Kevin Hugman, Senior Vice President







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