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City of Ecorse




$75,000 - $85,000

Closing Date

open until filled

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume and application (available on the website) to: Office of the City Administrator 3869 W Jefferson Ecorse, MI 48229.


Under the general supervision of the City Administrator, the City Controller position is a critical department head position. The City Controller oversees and directs all aspects of the city’s finances, including preparation and administration of the city strategic plan and five year forecast, annual budget and amendments, preparation of financial reports, all accountingfunctions and grant applications with reporting. The position also supervises the treasury and assessing departments.

The specific duties are included but not limited to the following:

Recording and disbursement of property taxes
Preparation and reconciliation of the tax bills, tax system and annual settlement with the county
Preparation of reports and filings including L-4029 Tax Rate Request Form, IFT’s, Land Bank and Brownfield Authority
Investment and reconciliation of monthly bank and investment accounts
Preparation and reconciliation of monthly budget to actual statements no later than 30 days after month end
Preparation of the annual budget and budget amendments throughout the year
Assist and supervise accounts payable, payroll, miscellaneous receivables, cash receipting, utility billing, assessing, and tax using BS&A.Net modules
Periodic meetings with Mayor and Council and other members of the management team to discuss financial reports and any other financial matters
Preparation of all necessary schedules and oversee the annual audit
Preparation of annual F-65 and Act 51 State Reports
Preparation and financially reporting on debt, loans, pension plans and OPEB including retiree health insurance
Preparation of grant applications and reporting including AFG, SAFER and CDBG.
Preparation, maintenance and reporting of health, workers compensation, automobileand general liability insurance

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work which may be performed. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed.

Education:Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration; a Master’s Degree or CPA is desired.

Experience:The position qualifications also require five or more years in financial management in municipal organizations; knowledge of governmental accounting and budgeting theory, principles and practices; and management at a supervisor and director level. Must be familiar with BS&A Software. The position also requires demonstrated written and oral communication skills.


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