Director of Budget and Finance – City of Harrisburg

Deadline: Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Position Summary

Harrisburg, the Capital City of Pennsylvania, is accepting applications/resumes for the position of Director of the Department of Budget and Finance within the Administration of the City of Harrisburg. This position is responsible for the overseeing, leading and managing the City of Harrisburg’s Department of Budget and Finance, including the Accounting Office, the Budget Office, the Office of Procurement, Collections and Grants Administration. The candidate for this position must possess a leadership style reflecting their ability to effectively lead a team marked by strong morale, sharing wins and successes, fostering open dialogue and ensuring accountability. Additionally, the successful candidate must be able to build rapport quickly and easily with a broad range of stakeholders both internally and externally, demonstrating a bias toward action and consensus building. The candidate will be noted for their problem-solving abilities and sound decision-making to effectively and efficiently carry out the work of the bureau and the department. Underscoring this style is integrity. The successful candidate will be known as someone who is trustworthy and seen as an individual who genuinely cares and is motivated by service to the community. Ensuring equity and fairness in all facets of principle duties and responsibilities is critical. This is a management position under the Direction of the Business Administrator. This is a management, FLSA-exempt position.


Qualified applicants will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from a four (4) year college or university with major course work in accounting and six (6) years of progressive experience in professional accounting, auditing, and financial reporting work in government or industry, including two (2) years in a responsible management/supervisory capacity is required; two (2) years of experience with a public accounting firm is preferred or any equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must be able to be bonded. Possess a valid Pennsylvania State Driver’s License, Class C. Possession of an MBA, MPA, CPA, CIA or CMA certification is preferred, but not required. Must be able to obtain a CPA or GFOA certification within five (5) years of starting in the position.

Competitive Salary: Depending on experience and qualifications, plus excellent fringe benefits.

How to Apply

The City intends to fill this position as soon as possible. It will remain open until filled. If interested, please submit a cover letter, your resume, three employment references and salary history to:

City of Harrisburg, Bureau of Human Resources
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. City Government Center 10 N. 2nd Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101
Phone: (717) 255-6475
Email: (electronic submission preferred)

The City of Harrisburg is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Eric Papenfuse, Mayor