Budget Manager - Dubuque, IA | City of Dubuque, IA

Posted on Mar 21, 2023 and will remain open until filled.

Dubuque, IA (59,667)   Located along the Mississippi River bluffs at the junction where Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin meet, the region known as the Tri-State Area takes great pride in its slogan “Masterpiece on the Mississippi”.  The city of Dubuque is the oldest city in Iowa and is the core of a metropolitan service area for seven surrounding counties.  Dubuque is home to a diverse population of residents and is known as a center of manufacturing, with an economy that has grown rapidly and diversified.  

The City is a full-service, ‘Aa3’ Moody’s rated council-manager local form of government, governed by a Mayor and six City Council members.  A professional City Manager oversees nearly 30 department and division managers, who supervise more than 700 employees. The City’s FY2024 operating budget is approximately $172 million and the capital budget is approximately $86 million. The City’s strong credit ratings are a result of the City's steadily growing tax base, healthy reserves, and strong revenue trends. 

Appointed by and reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the Budget Manager (the “Manager”) is responsible for the overall operational leadership of the City budgeting process and communication and coordination with departments, the Finance Manager, and Chief Financial Officer regarding the City’s budget. Primary functions include budget development and management, forecasting, modeling, reporting and analysis. The Budget Manager works closely with the two (2) full-time Budget/Financial Accounting Analysts to ensure appropriate funding and allocations are followed throughout the fiscal year and performs other duties as assigned. 

Minimum qualifications include:

  • A minimum of five (5) years or more of experience in budgeting or financial management.
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Administration, Accounting, Finance or related field, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • At least two (2) years of experience in managing staff is preferred.
  • Master’s Degree, CPA or CPFO designation is preferred.
  • Preferred qualifications include direct involvement in preparing an annual operating budget and multi-year capital improvement program, complemented by full responsibility for overseeing and managing the organization’s budget; and experience working with and supervising a diverse workforce. 

The expected salary range is $97,323 - $127,088, depending on qualifications and experience.  Residency within 30 miles of corporate limits is required as soon as practicable after appointment, but within two years.  This is a hybrid position with remote work capabilities of at least two days per week. This position is being posted as both full-time (40 hours/week) and part-time (average of 32 hours/week over twelve months) with the intent to only fill one position. The hours chosen will be based on the preferred candidate’s preference.  A comprehensive benefits package includes participation in the Iowa Public Employees’ Retirement System (IPERS), health insurance, life insurance, medical and dependent care flexible spending accounts, optional 457 plan participation, and paid leave time, as well as tuition reimbursement. Benefit eligibility (vacation, sick leave accrual, and other benefits) are based on a full-time (1.0 FTE) status. An average of 32 hours per week over twelve months would not qualify as full-time for most benefits. 

The City of Dubuque is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

City of Dubuque, IA


United States

How to apply

Apply online immediately at www.GovHRjobs.com with a resume, cover letter and contact information for five professional references.  Position is open until filled with first reading of applications on April 7, 2023.  Questions may be directed to Maureen Barry, Senior Vice President, GovHR USA at 847-380-3240.  

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