Job Description

Overall Job Objective


The City of Littleton is searching for an experienced Deputy Director of Finance. 

This Deputy Director of Finance assists the Director with leading and overseeing all financial activities within the Finance Department. The Deputy Director supervises staff that perform professional and technical level finance program work.

The City of Littleton is a vibrant community south of Denver and is consistently voted as one of America's best small cities. Home to a charming and historic downtown, a variety of shopping venues, restaurants, parks and trails, there is a lot to offer to the wonderful people who live and work here. The City of Littleton offers outstanding benefits and perks including a comprehensive benefit package with $0 deductible medical, a dedicated employee clinic, excellent retirement matches, generous paid time off, flexible schedule options, and wellness programs, just to name a few. To learn more, visit:  City of Littleton Careers.  

In addition to completing the online application materials, include a cover letter and tell us why you are the best candidate for this position. 

Starting salary is at/near $125,000
This is an exempt position per FLSA.

This posting will remain open until finalists are identified or the position is filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manages and evaluates the accounting, payroll and budget staff. Makes recommendations to the Finance Director on hiring, discipline, and termination;
  • Supports the Finance Director by ensuring overall departmental vision and goals are developed, implemented and support City goals;  
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of the City’s financial policies; 
  • Assists in developing and implementing new accounting techniques and systems or in modifying existing methods and procedures for process improvement;
  • Assists the Director in planning and coordinating the department’s work plan;
  • Assists the Director in planning and coordinating the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Finance Report (CAFR) and the Annual Budget;
  • Responsible for preparing financial statements, schedules, and notes for the CAFR;
  • Supervises and assists in the preparation of City’s annual budget;
  • Responsible for overseeing the preparation of periodic financial reporting;
  • Assists the Director with advising the City Manager and City Council on financial matters concerning budget, capital projects, grants, accounting and auditing issues;
  • Assists the Director with cash and investment management of city revenues to ensure compliance with investment policy;
  • Monitors expenditure reports for compliance with approved budgets;
  • Monitors or attends council meetings to obtain copies of items that affect accounting operations;
  • Coordinates the city’s annual audit and year-end closing responsibilities with staff;
  • Ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws, and accounting standards;
  • Manages the City’s daily accounting for various funds, including grants and federal awards, budgeting and financial statement preparation;
  • Prepares, reviews, and approves journal entries; 
  • Audits general ledgers, checking for correctness and completeness;
  • Works collaboratively with other departments regarding accounting matters that raise policy or other special questions and do not follow prescribed patterns and procedures;
  • Supervises or conducts review of charges from the City of Englewood for South Platte Water Renewal Partners (wastewater treatment plant) activities;
  • Responsible for the maintenance of the city’s assets inventory system and depreciation and auction records;
  • Supervises or conducts the preparation of schedules of federal awards and tracks revenues and expenditures;
  • Acts as the Finance Director in his or her absence;
  • Performs other assignments and projects as required.

  • Selects, trains, and evaluates personnel; assigns, and directs work; addresses complaints and resolves issues;
  • Manages employee performance through meaningful, timely feedback and appraisals.


Minimum Qualifications


  • Requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or a closely related field; and
  • A minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience with a working knowledge of modern computer applications and two years of supervisory experience; or
  • An equivalent combination of education, formal training, or work experience that produces the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA
  • Experience writing and preparing comprehensive financial reports or annual reports


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities


  • Requires knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting, GAAP and GASB;
  • Requires knowledge of various statutes and regulations pertaining to municipal accounting;
  • Ability to develop and implement complex financial analyses and projections;
  • Understanding and ability to apply accounting pronouncements and financial trends;
  • Requires knowledge, skills and abilities to effectively deal with a variety of individuals within and outside the organization using effective problem-solving and conflict resolution skills;
  • Requires expert skills and abilities that include analyzing data, breaking down problems, identifying relationships between issues, making complex plans; and displaying high attention to detail with assigned projects and tasks.


Application Instructions

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