Finance Manager

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Apr 22, 2022
May 22, 2022
Employment Status
Full Time

Job Details

Full time, exempt

Location: St. Paul, Minn., office

Anticipated starting salary: $80,811 annually (commensurate with experience)

Background check required


MCIT offers a competitive benefits package including:

  • Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) pension and optional Section 457(b) deferred compensation program
  • Group health and dental insurance
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Employer-paid short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Optional employee-paid life and vision insurance
  • Free off-street parking provided

Job Description

The finance manager is key to helping MCIT carry out its mission of providing cost-effective coverage with comprehensive and quality risk management services to its members by providing leadership to MCIT’s finance department. 

MCIT is a joint powers government entity made up of Minnesota counties and associated public entities that pool resources to provide property, liability, auto and workers’ compensation coverage to members. MCIT offers a collaborative work environment and excellent benefits, including a pension plan.

Core Responsibilities

Under the direction of the executive director, the finance manager is responsible for the accounting and financial reporting duties for MCIT. This supervisory position requires knowledge of advanced accounting principles and the ability to perform a full charge accounting function in a public entity pool environment. This position is also responsible for internal employee benefits administration. 

Typical Duties

The following are common duties of the finance manager:

  • Development of accounting policies and procedures including chart of accounts maintenance and account reconciliation methods and procedures
  • Ensuring that the finance and accounting procedures are compliant with applicable accounting standards, regulations, legal requirements and industry best practices
  • Audit oversight and reporting to the State Auditor
  • Implementing financial and accounting tasks, including yearend accruals and audit work paper preparation
  • Preparing internal and external financial statements, including the management discussion and analysis for the annual audited report
  • Assisting with annual budget preparation
  • Administering finance and accounting functions related to self-administration of workers’ compensation and property/casualty coverage
  • Administering in-house payroll functions and tasks
  • Responsible for internal employee benefits administration, including enrollment and maintenance
  • Presenting financial reports to the MCIT board and membership
  • Providing direct supervision of finance department staff accountant and human resources/payroll accountant

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance
  • At least five years relevant experience in accounting or finance
  • At least two years of supervisory experience
  • At least three years of experience working with an automated accounting system
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Great Plains accounting software
  • Experience with Greenshades human resources/payroll software
  • Experience with public-sector fund accounting principles

Download the Finance Manager Position Description for a full list of duties, responsibilities and requirements.

Apply Now

  • Applicants must apply through the MCIT website at
  • All applicants must complete an online application and provide a cover letter and a resume. Applicants must indicate how their experience meets the required qualifications of the position. Resumes without applications and cover letters will not be accepted.
  • Application deadline: Open until May 23, 2022, at 8 a.m. unless filled earlier. Submission deadline for first review: May 9 by 8 a.m.

Direct questions to Linda Podritz at or 651.209.6400.

MCIT is an equal opportunity employer.

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