As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose—serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.
This position will manage a team that provides accounting, budget and financial planning services to customer departments, serve as a liaison between Finance and assigned customer departments, provide leadership and contribute your expertise to the City’s accounting practices and policies.
This position may be eligible for flexible work arrangements, including hybrid work with some days working remotely and some days working in the office.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Alternative Policy – The City is concerned about the health, safety, and well-being of employees. All employees must either provide proof of being fully vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID-19 testing if not fully vaccinated.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
WORKING CONDITIONS: Office setting
Bachelor’s Degree Accounting, Finance, and Business Administration, a closely related field or equivalent
Five years of progressively responsible government accounting, budgeting, financial planning, auditing, design and policy recommendation experience in a major governmental organization
An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position MAY be considered.
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.
This position is non-represented.
Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire three months after it has been established.
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate’s education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
and of budgeting and accounting principles and practices and, of the principles and
techniques of financial analysis, including cost benefit analysis and forecasting.
Benefits SummaryOur employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees’ health and financial well-being.Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, please visit the benefits page. InsuranceHealth insuranceEligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The City of Minneapolis offers eligible employees one plan design with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.Dental insuranceThe City of Minneapolis offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.BenefitsPaid time offOur generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid sick leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and collective bargaining agreements.RetirementCity employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs. Pension: The City of Minneapolis participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the City both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits. Deferred compensation: Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).TransportationEligible City employees may choose to participate in the following transportation programs: Metropass: The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price. Parking or Van Pool: The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs-such as qualified parking and van pool expenses-with pre-tax dollars.Learning and developmentTo engage and develop employees, the City of Minneapolis offers classes in leadership, cultural agility, change management and more. Additionally, educational discounts at Augsburg University, Hamline University and St. Mary’s University of Minnesota are available to City employees.Other perksEmployees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, the Employee Assistance Program (Download PDF reader), technology discounts and more.