City of Covington Taps High-Powered Administrator to Lead Finance Department

COVINGTON, KY - On the heels of recent departures within the City of Covington’s finance department, Covington City Commission voted Tuesday to appoint William “Bill” Moller as the interim finance director to guide the city through its upcoming critical budget period. Moller’s extensive municipal finance and management experience, including serving two-years with the City of Covington, will provide experienced leadership in dealing with the city’s finances, contracts and annual general fund budget.

Bill Moller served The City of Cincinnati for over 30 years, as assistant finance director, finance director and assistant city manager. Last year, Moller was appointed to a City of Cincinnati independent special investigative team that conducted an in-depth inquiry and risk assessment into the allegations of mismanagement at the Metropolitan Sewer District. Since his retirement from The City of Cincinnati, Moller has worked as a consultant and in short-term engagements for the cities of Hamilton, Cincinnati and

Covington and for Uptown Consortium Inc. Moller holds several degrees, an MBA from Xavier University, MS in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University and a BS from The University of Cincinnati.

“We couldn’t find a more qualified individual to lead our finance department at this critical juncture,” said Mayor Joe Meyer.  “Bill Moller’s 36 years of experience in city and public finance is unmatched in terms integrity and quality. We are confident that Bill will thoroughly analyze the current financial situation and provide the commission with sound financial strategy and execution during the upcoming general fund budget period.” 

Covington’s annual general fund budget is approximately $50 million. Covington’s Finance Department is responsible for ensuring financial integrity by directing all financial affairs of the city. Specific duties include general accounting, auditing, purchasing, payroll, collections and budget development and monitoring.

Covington is Kentucky’s fifth largest city with a population of approximately 40,000, and the second largest in the Greater Cincinnati area.