Durango, Colorado Seeks Finance Director
Nestled in the majestic playground of southwest Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, at the crossroads of the Four Corners (where Colorado’s border meets Arizona, Utah, and New Mexico), Durango is a charming mountain town where the sun shines more than 300 days each year. The city encompasses 17.1 square miles and has an elevation that evens out at 6,512 feet. Durango is the county seat of La Plata County and has a population of more than 19,000.
The City of Durango is seeking a self-motivated, confident, and assertive leader who is capable of leading by action, not just direction. The new Finance Director must demonstrate solid management skills and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. This position requires preparing and presenting clear and concise administrative and financial reports in varying complexities.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with major coursework in finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field. A master’s degree is preferred. Five (5) or more years of experience in government finance is required. Senior-level management experience is preferred. Possession of, or ability to obtain current certification as a Certified Municipal Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant is preferred. The City of Durango offers a competitive salary that ranges from $127,347.38-$178,286.37 depending on qualifications and experience.
For more information on this position, please contact:
Larry Gilley, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources
The Finance Department is responsible for providing accurate and relevant financial information to all city departments, the city manager, City Council, and the citizens regarding the financial status of the city. This information enables management and the City Council to make sound financial decisions that help to ensure the long-term financial health of the city.
The Finance Department is comprised of five divisions: Finance/Accounting, Information Systems /GIS, Customer Service, Grants/Contracts and the Municipal Court.
View the 2020 Adopted Budget (PDF). The document is large and may take a few moments to download.
View the 2019 Adopted Budget (PDF). The document is large and may take a few moments to download.
View the 2018 Adopted Budget (PDF). The document is large and may take a few moments to download.