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Monday, December 31, 2012
City of Joplin hires assistant finance director
(From the City of Joplin)
The City of Joplin has announced that Michael Wade has been named the Assistant Finance Director, and will assume these responsibilities starting January 2, 2013.
Wade’s career includes various positions in government finance, and most recently he served as the City Treasurer for the City of Nevada, Missouri. Prior to that position, he worked as the Finance Director at the City of Belton Missouri for eleven years before retiring as director. He has also worked in the finance departments of Grandview and Independence Missouri.
With much experience in governmental accounting, Wade will work closely with Finance Director Leslie Jones, assisting with the management of accounting and finance functions, accounts payable and receivables, and other daily operations in the department.
“Mike has a great deal of knowledge and proficiency with city government finances,” said Jones. “He brings a lot to Joplin and I know he’ll be a great asset to our organization and community. I look forward to working with him here at the City.”
Wade holds a Master’s Degree in Management from Rockhurst University, Kansas City, Mo., and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa.
Wade starts at the City of Joplin on January 2, 2013 with an annual salary of $64,480.