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Finance Officer

Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. is searching to fill a finance officer position.

About Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.:  GGDI is a private, non-profit organization with a mission to retain, expand and attract business and industry and to facilitate investment which creates diverse job opportunities and expanded tax base within the Gratiot community.   GGDI works closely with the public and private sectors to enhance the overall economic climate.  GGDI administers the Economic Development Corporation, the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and the Hospital Finance Authority.    

GGDI has a 32 member board representing the communities within Gratiot County and the diverse sectors of the Gratiot area economy.  GGDI is in its 37th successful year of operation and is supported with public and private funding.  For more information visit

Job Title:  Finance Officer          Reports to:  President

City / County:  Ithaca / County of Gratiot, Michigan

Type of Employment:  Full–Time.  Generally an in office position with normal office hours of 8:00a.m. -5:00p.m. There will be occasional early morning and evening meetings. There will be occasional training and meetings away from the office but likely within Michigan.

Compensation:  Competitive salary - anticipated initial range between $39 – 45,000 DOQ, insurance, annual leave time and 401 retirement benefits. 

Brief Job Description:   This position is responsible for managing and performing all financial operations of the organization, including but not limited to:

-operating standard accounting system with billing, payables and receivables

preparing monthly financial statements

managing a payroll and benefit system

preparation for annual financial review or audit or individual program audits in conformance with GAAP procedures and regulations

preparation of annual budget

management of administrative aspects of loan portfolio

management responsibilities of real estate assets  

The management responsibility includes handling numerous accounts established for specific purposes.  There have been and it is expected there will be grant applications and grants awarded through any number of programs including the Brownfield Redevelopment program.    

This position is responsible for managing certain administrative aspects of the business including attending board and committee meetings, publishing and posting required meeting notifications and accounting for official minutes.

This position entails networking with community business organizations, including participation with civic organizations and being capable of representing the organization in public and private settings. 

Training will be provided to ensure basic knowledge and continued understanding of the dynamic field of economic development. 

Education and Job Qualifications:  Qualifications, education and experience will be considered as a package.  An accounting, financial or banking background with degree(s) and or combined experience is required.  Direct experience with the job description items named above is preferred.   

Written and oral skills are necessary for general communication and reports.   

The successful candidate must pass a background check and meet qualifications for financial bonding.

Computer Skills:  Microsoft Word and Excel proficiency is required. Other computer competencies are a plus.

Potential Growth:

This position may expand to include a wider scope of skill sets and responsibilities for the betterment and growth of the candidate and the organization.

How to Apply:  If you believe that your qualifications meet the listed requirements and you are interested in applying for this position, please submit cover letter, resume, and professional references to:


Greater Gratiot Development, Inc., 136 S. Main Street, Ithaca MI  48847

C/O Donald C. Schurr, President

Or send to:


Deadline for Response:   June 19, 2015

Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.


About GGDI

  Greater Gratiot Development, Inc.
Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. (GGDI) was incorporated in 1978 to coordinate economic development and related services on behalf of the area municipalities and the County of Gratiot.
GGDI acts as a countywide clearinghouse for information and assistance in retention, expansion, and location of business in Gratiot County. Additionally, GGDI initiates and participates in other activities designed to improve the economic climate in the Gratiot Community.
To learn more about GGDI, please visit our About Us page.

Our Mission


"To retain, expand, and attract business & industry and to participate in activites which enhance the economic climate within the Gratiot Community."
Greater Gratiot Development, Inc. (GGDI) is organized to coordinate economic development efforts in the greater Gratiot County area. Nationally recognized for collaborative success, GGDI partners with the public and private sectors to provide a clearinghouse of information and assistance to retain, expand, and locate business in Gratiot County. GGDI also acts as a facilitator for business, industry and agribusiness in securing assistance from local, state, federal, and private sources. 
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