Prior to taking his job with the city, Mr. Corbett was an Accountant III with the City of Glendale, AZ. He specializes in local government accounting, auditing, and budget preparation. He also worked for the City of Stillwater, OK as Airport Accountant and Internal Auditor.
As the Director of Finance, his primary focus is to properly account for the City’s funds, ensure accurate utility billing, and safety of public funds. Financial reporting for City Council, City departments, and management is also a priority. This is achieved by the recruitment of quality, well trained employees and a specialized computer/accounting system. Mr. Corbett provides information to the Moore City Council regarding the status of the financial state and audit findings.
James holds a BS Degree from Oklahoma State University and a MBA from the University of Phoenix; numerous certifications in governmental accounting and management development programs. He is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the State of Oklahoma. James has over 27 years experience in municipal accounting, and budget preparation. He has also participated in many workshops regarding disaster recovery following natural disasters.
James has been married 31 years, has a daughter, son, and one granddaughter.