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Chief Financial Officer

at City of Maricopa

Pay: $105,663 to $128,909/year
$105663 - $128909
Posted: 3/17/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2642324

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Summary

The City of Maricopa is a young fast growing community looking for an innovative Chief Financial Officers (CFO) committed to outcomes and continuous process improvement. The CFO will provide leadership that exemplifies the City's commitments to the protection of public funds, ethical decision making, excellent internal and external customer service, and continuous improvement and learning - not only for the department but for the city overall. The CFO is responsible for budget development, financial management and status reporting, general accounting, contracts, grants, procurement, customer service delivery, debt management, and audits, among other functions.

The City of Maricopa is an Equal Opportunity / Reasonable Accommodation employer.  The City does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, familial status, age, disability, and United States military veteran status.  Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make a reasonable accommodation(s) during the recruitment & selection process.  Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at  Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Develop, plan, recommend, and implement Citywide financial strategies and activities related to the administration of investment, financing, and banking/operational programs; monitor financial trends, investment portfolios, economic conditions, and markets in order to predict impact on the City Treasury; evaluate input from department staff and others to determine appropriate courses of action and direct staff accordingly; administer policies and procedures.
  • Develop and recommend City financial policies and actions to the City Manager as appropriate; administer treasury policies/procedures in accordance with the City's core purpose, mission, vision, and values; assure that treasury activities comply with legal requirements.
  • Coordinate Department activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations; provide staff assistance to the City Manager, Assistant City Manager and City Council; prepare and present staff reports and other necessary correspondence.
  • Direct, oversee and participate in the development of the Department's work plan; assign work activities, projects and programs; monitor work flow; review and evaluate work products, methods and procedures.
  • Supervise and participate in the development and administration of the City and Finance Department's annual operating budget and capital improvement budget; direct the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials and supplies; monitor and approve expenditures; implement mid-year adjustments.
  • Oversee the preparation of documentation related to the refinancing of existing debt and the issuance of new debt; direct the preparation of financial reports as required by law; prepare various financial reports and analyses requested by the Assistant City Manager, City Manager and City Council.
  • Review, evaluate and recommend improvements to the City's administrative and financial internal control systems and procedures and ensure audit compliance.
  • Direct the design, implementation, and control of automated financial systems.
  • Select, train, motivate and evaluate personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; implement discipline procedures; maintain discipline and high standards necessary for the efficient and professional operation of the Department.
  • Represent the Department to outside groups and organizations; participate in outside community and professional groups and committees; provide technical assistance as necessary.
  • Research and prepare technical and administrative reports and studies; prepare written correspondence as necessary.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Analyzes and monitors the City's financial condition in conjunction with the strategic plan making recommendations for improvement and outcomes to the Assistant City Manager, City Manager, and City Council.
  • Establishes division short- and long-range goals and objectives; develops plans and measurements for evaluation.  Motivates employees and encourages innovation to achieve division goals.
  • Directs staff in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Ensures financial reports are prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Coordinates the annual audit.
  • Act as the City Teasurer and serves on the City Intestment Committee.
  • Participates in reviewing and evaluating memorandums of understanding with the Unions during negotiations.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Minimum and Preferred Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or related field. 
  • Five (5) years of progressive managerial experience in an executive level position in finance, accounting or auditing sufficient to perform the essential duties described above required. 
  • Debt structuring experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Master's degree in business, accounting, finance or a related field
  • CPA and / or GFOA Certification

Competencies for Successful Performance of Job Duties

Knowledge of:

  • Advanced managerial principles, practices and techniques;
  • Strategy development principles and procedures;
  • Financial management principles;
  • Policy and procedure development practices;
  • Applicable theories and principles related to area of assignment;
  • Public administration principles and practices;
  • Applicable Federal, state and local laws, codes, regulations and/or ordinances.
Skill in:
  • Managing, monitoring and evaluating staff;
  • Change management;
  • Customer service;
  • Providing leadership;
  • Developing and implementing strategic plans;
  • Developing and managing budgets;
  • Managing financial operations;
  • Developing, executing and implementing policies and procedures;
  • Making sound decisions independently;
  • Interpreting and applying applicable laws, codes, regulations and standards;
  • Using computers and related software applications;
  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Ability to:
  • Direct, monitor and evaluate employees
  • Prioritize and assign work
  • Provide leadership through managing the work of subordinates effectively during stressful situations
  • Manage multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of goals
  • Plan, analyze, and evaluate programs and services, operational needs, and fiscal constraints
  • Coordinate assigned activities and work cooperatively with City departments and the public
  • Protect privileged and/or confidential information

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