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Human Resources/Employment Opportunities

The City of West Plains (11,986 pop.) is seeking a motivated professional to provide vision and expertise in financial leadership and accounting supervision as the Director of Finance. This management level position will be responsible for oversight of all aspects of accounting and finance for the city including but not limited to; cash management related activities, budget preparation related activities, accounting and audit related activities, economic development financing mechanism reporting activities, accounts receivable billing and collection activities, accounts payable activities, investment activities and financial reporting within generally accepted accounting principles.  The director is appointed by City Council, works under the supervision of the City Administrator, and will supervise a staff of administrative and clerical personnel.  The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in accounting and 10 years of municipal government finance experience, supervisory experience, extensive computer skills with spreadsheets and word processing required.  Prefer a CPA license also. In addition, the individual must be self-motivated with excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to operate effectively in a team environment.  Minimum Salary: $58,500 per year.  Excellent Benefit Package. Please submit a cover letter, resume, salary history and salary requirements by mail or in person at 1910 Holiday Lane West Plains, MO 65775, or online at by 5:00 pm April 30, 2021.  Salary DOQ, EOE.   


Applications are accepted for open positions only, and should be submitted to Sherri Cromer at City Hall, 1910 Holiday Lane, West Plains, MO 65775.

Applications are available online by clicking here, which you can save as a PDF and email to along with a resume and cover letter, or it can be printed off and brought to City Hall. You can also pick up an application in person at City Hall.

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Also feel free to check job openings at:   Missouri Career Source Center

The City of West Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer.