Position Description

Employment Duration Full Time Regular
Location City/County Building
Full Pay Range GR 24: $85,438.06 - $128,157.08 DOE
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Job Overview

Number of Openings:


Hours of Work:


Days of Work:


Testing to be Completed:

In-Basket Management Exam

Documents to Attach:

Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts, Licenses 

Closing Date:


Job Description

The Comptroller is primarily responsible for directing the City of Bismarck's accounting, financial records management, investment functions, and assisting the finance director with budget and other financial-related functions of the City.  The Comptroller is responsible for managing and developing 10 fiscal services staff, overseeing multiple financial processes and internal controls, monitors compliance with City's financial policies, ensures accuracy and proper reporting of the City's financial records, coordinates the independent financial audit and CAFR preparation in accordance with GASB and GAAP, managing projects, and assisting the finance director with the City's budget and other functions as necessary.


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Comptroller Job Brochure


Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of a baccalaureate degree in accounting or financial management.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the diverse objectives and functions of the subunits in the division/department in order to direct and coordinate work within the division/department, usually interpreted to require five years of related experience.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of North Dakota for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain CPA certification.
  • Ability to be bonded.

Special Requirements

  • The City is willing to under-fill the position at Grade 23 without the CPA endorsement.


  • Candidate must complete the in-basket management exam.

City of Bismarck Benefits

  • Health Insurance - 100% employer paid family plan
  • Life Insurance
  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Long Term Disability at 60%
  • Annual and Sick Leave
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance for employee and dependents
  • 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Short Term Disability, Accident, Cancer, and Life Insurance Options
  • Tuition Reimbursement


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Must be legally authorized to work in the United States. No sponsorships considered. Subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

The City of Bismarck is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For technical issues please contact recruiting at 701-355-1337

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