The Clerk/Treasurer position has been filled and the City is no longer accepting new applications for the Clerk/Treasurer position.*
The City of Bessemer is seeking candidates for a Clerk-Treasurer. This is a full-time position which includes a 2% defined benefit pension plus other benefits. Base salary is $56,000 but negotiable depending on qualifications and experience.
The City is looking for a self-starter with an accounting or similar degree. Please submit a resume to the City Manager at email@example.com. Please indicate if you would like your application kept confidential. Applications will be accepted until end of business on Friday, September 8, 2023.
City of Bessemer
Position Summary: The City Clerk/ Treasurer is responsible for the overall financial management and keeping of legal documents of the City under the direction of the City Manager and the City Council.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all accounting functions, month end financial statements, and assisting auditor for year-end audit
- Send out and collect property taxes
- Manage City investments within Michigan Municipal Law
- Conduct all elections according to Michigan Election Law
- Attend and keep minutes of all meetings of the City Council
- Responsible for maintenance and safekeeping of City documents, records, files, etc.
- Responsible for collection of all monies owed to the City and timely deposits thereof
- Work with and coordinate responsibilities with County Clerk, County Treasurer, County Equalization Director, City Assessor and other various entities
- Oversee utility billing, accounts payable and payroll
- Keep up to date on State issues and new laws relevant to City business
- FOIA coordinator
- Perform any and all duties and assignment as directed by the City Manager
Preferred qualifications for employment:
- Extensive knowledge of general accounting procedures, ideally experience in governmental accounting.
- A bachelor’s degree in accounting, financing, or a similar field.
- A knowledge of operating computers and common software.
- The ability to direct and schedule duties and work effectively with other departments, the public, and other governmental agencies.
- Able to communicate effectively in writing and public speaking. Must be able to serve the public in a courteous and knowledgeable manner.