Finance Director

Organization: City of Branson, Missouri
Salary: The current salary range is $74,000 to $106,000. The beginning salary is negotiable DOQs and excellent benefit package.
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CITY OF BRANSON, MISSOURI
FINANCE DIRECTOR


The City of Branson, with a growing resident population of 7,500 and more than 7.8 million annual visitors, is located in southwest Missouri in the heart of the beautiful Ozark Mountains and surrounded by three prize winning fishing lakes. Branson, which covers 20.8 square miles, is one of the nationís top tourist destinations. It also serves a two-county region as the business hub for more than 70,000 year-round residents. The City is the focus of international attention as both a major development area and an entertainment and tourism Mecca. In fact, Branson is home to 49 music theaters with a total of 56,811 seats, as well as 18,808 hotel rooms and 38,813, restaurant seats. Branson continues to grow and develop as a modern community while retaining its historical heritage, enhancing its friendly family-oriented personality and preserving its natural resources. In 2006, the value of the Cityís new building permits was $268.7 million. In 2007, the City completed Branson Landing, a $420 million, mixed-use development containing a convention center, hotels, retail, restaurants and residential.

Branson is a full-service municipality which, to serve its large tourism base, functions like a city of 60,000 to 70,000. The Cityís FY 2008 total budget is $58,000,000 with a General Fund of $19,959,017. There are 395 municipal employees. Branson utilizes a council/administrator form of government. The governing body is comprised of six aldermen and a mayor. The Board appoints a City Administrator who, in turn, appoints department heads including the Finance Director. The Finance Director serves as Bransonís chief financial officer and advisor and has responsibility for long-range capital and operational financial planning, accounting, budgeting, revenue collection, purchasing, investment management, utility and special assessment accounting, payroll and licensing. The Finance Department has 10 employees.

Requirements include graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or closely related field combined with at least five years of professional accounting or finance experience, including at least two years supervisory experience. Municipal finance experience is strongly preferred; a CPA is desired. An equivalent of education and experience may be considered.


For more information, please visit the Cityís website at www.cityofbranson.org

Please submit your confidential resume, cover letter and current salary by Friday, June 6, 2008 to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
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