The City Finance Officer (CFO) provides support services to all city departments consisting of accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash management, debt management, investments, capital planning, and budgeting.
This position works under the direction of the City Administrator and the Utility General Manager while providing expert advice relating to financial planning and management.
The City of Winterset is financially stable with a diversified economic base. Winterset is a full-service City with an annual operating budget exceeding $11.7 million, which includes a general fund exceeding $3 million. The city has a taxable value exceeding $208 million.
The Winterset Utility manages the Electrical and Water Distribution for the city with an appointed board. WMU has an annual operating budget exceeding $11.5 million, which includes a general fund exceeding $6 million.
CFO prepares and files Annual Finance Report, Independent Auditor requests, open record requests, payroll inquiries/ verifications, URA plans, TIF Certifications, and other required or requested financial documents relating to the City or Municipal Utility. Overseeing and monitor expenditures and receipts for accuracy and in accordance with the budget; maintain appropriate records of same and provide a copy of the listing of claims to the City Council and Utility Board prior to each regular meeting.