City Treasurer

Fort Morgan, Colorado

The City of Fort Morgan, Colo., has an opening for a city treasurer. Under administrative direction of the city manager, the city treasurer directs and supervises the overall operation of the Finance and Utility Billing Departments, including payroll, receivables and payables, customer service operations, the utility billing/meter procedures; monitors cash flow and directs the receipts, deposits, and investments of all city monies. Addresses complaints and resolves accounting and finance issues. Manages preparation of department budgets, bonds, statements, and reports on the financial affairs to City Council and the city manager. Monitors expenditures and budget condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Consults with the city manager regarding financial policies.
  • Invests funds pursuant to local, state, and federal laws.
  • Supervises the planning, organizing and maintenance of central accounting systems, including general ledger, posting of revenues and expenditures, accounting controls, annual operating and capital budgets, investments, and bonded debt program.
  • Monitors cash flow and directs receipts, deposits, and investments of all City monies, together with records thereof.
  • Interviews, hires, and trains employees; plans, assigns, and directs work; appraises performance, and rewards or disciplines employees.
  • Directs preparation of the periodic financial statements, including statements of position, operations, budget-to-actual reports, and other reports.
  • Oversees the maintenance of capital asset inventory and depreciation schedules.
  • Assists the city manager and all department heads in preparation of the annual operating and long-range capital budgets.
  • Directs preparation of revenues, expenditures, debt, costs and other statements, and monitors expenditures and budget condition.
  • Oversees the administration of accounts payable, including payroll and accounts  receivable.
  • Coordinates with independent auditors on the annual City audit.
  • Coordinates pension and insurance programs with Human Resources.
  • Consults with and advises legislative and administrative officials on the financial condition of the City, and makes recommendations for specific courses of action.
  • Coordinates management and accounting informational needs; establishes accounting technology priorities and follows up.
  • Attends required City Council meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Directs and supervises the overall operation of the Finance, Inventory Control and Utility Billing Departments. Responsibilities may include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance and rewarding/disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting and/or related field required and a minimum of 10 years of municipal or governmental accounting experience preferred.
  • Master’s degree in accounting or business-related field preferred.

Licenses and/or Certifications:

  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred or Certified Management Accountant (CMA) may be considered based on experience.
  • Must possess a valid Colorado driver’s license.
  • Ability to be personally bonded.


  • Ten years of supervisory experience. Supervision of multiple employees and sub-departments preferred.
  • Experience with in-house payroll and electronic time keeping applications.
  • Strong background in Microsoft programs and other computer applications.
  • Experience with governmental accounting software, Caselle accounting software  system preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of general and municipal governmental GAAP and GASB accounting principles and procedures.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and practices of municipal finance.
  • Thorough knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of budgetary and accounting, treasury management, revenue administration, purchasing and budgeting.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive financial reports in complete, accurate and timely manner.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials, and the public. Must be able to respond 24/7 to disaster relief operations, as required in the City‘s Emergency Operations Plan & Crisis Action Guide.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to use his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls and to reach with his/her hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Salary range is $86,314-$107,944 with excellent benefits. For an application, go to and click on the “Employment” link. Application deadline is June 27, 2021.