Melissa Christianson, Ph.D., CPA, has been hired as the Director of Finance for the City of Coralville. The Director of Finance is responsible for the direction, planning, and management of all financial operations of the City. Christianson will oversee personnel responsible for treasury, accounts payable/receivable, utility billing, financial reporting, payroll, debt management, and procurement.
Christianson has nearly twenty years of experience in finance and accounting. Most recently, as the Senior Director of Finance at Kirkwood Community College, she provided leadership in financial management for the college and its auxiliary operations. Previously, Christianson was an instructor in accounting at the University of South Dakota, Lead Financial Analyst at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota, and an accountant at several private firms.
Christianson is a Coralville resident with a Ph.D. in business from the University of the Cumberlands and MPA in Accounting from the University of South Dakota.