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Chief Financial Officer
Summary
Title:Chief Financial Officer
ID:1565
Department:Finance
Salary Range:High 140K's to mid $150K's, D.O.Q.
Hours:Varies
Description

JOB SUMMARY

The Chief Financial Officer receives administrative direction from the Town Manager.  The Chief Financial Officer plans, organizes, and manages the City’s financial affairs, including functions of accounting and reporting, financial administration, purchasing, treasury, debt management, and budget.  The position is also responsible for the overseeing Utility Customer Service and the administration of other functions as assigned. Coordinates assigned activities with other departments, elected officials and outside agencies.  Provide highly responsible and complex administrative and executive support to the Town.  The candidate must be highly motivated and strive for success by demonstrating Little Elm’s Core Values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency and Innovation.

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE

A Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field is required. A Master's degree is preferred. A  Certified Public Accountant is a plus. Local government experience is required.  Experience with Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, Public Improvement Districts, and other special districts is preferred.  Credentials as a Certified Government Finance Officer are highly desired. Ideal candidate must be an ethical individual with long term vision and planning abilities as well as someone who is familiar with cost accounting and entrepreneurial ideas to improve performance and accountability.  Five- seven years of supervisory experience in finance, or accounting including experience in Texas Municipal government is preferred.

 

LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES

1.             Must be bondable.
2.             Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.), Certified Public Finance Officer (C.P.F.O.), Certified Government Finance Officer (C.G.F.O.), or similarly related professional designation is preferred but not mandatory.
3.             Must complete state required investment training within nine (9) months of employment.
4.             Must possess a valid Texas Drivers License.

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

1.             Ability to read, write and speak English fluently. 
2.             Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.
3.             Ability to effectively present information to top management.

 

OTHER SKILLS, ABILITIES & REQUIREMENTS

1.             Ability to establish and meet deadlines.
2.             Self motivated.
3.             Ability to establish and maintain good relationships with supervisors and other personnel.
4.             Demonstrate a willingness to perform duties in a team environment.
5.             Knowledge and skill in the use of a computer.
6.             Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite:  Word, Excel, and other office oriented software.
7.             Skills coordinating and managing multiple projects and/or assignments.
8.             Skilled in the use of a variety of machines; including, but not limited to, personal computers, telephone, calculators, facsimile machine and copier.

 

REASONING ABILITY
1.             Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
2.             Comprehensive ability to disseminate information quickly and perform tasks under pressure with short deadlines.


MANAGEMENT STYLE AND PERSONAL TRAITS
1.             An honest person with the highest ethics and impeccable integrity.
2.             Assertive person who respects the role of the Town Council, Town Manager, citizens, and community organizations.
3.             Participative, flexible, and open management style with the ability to work with employees at all levels of the organization.
4.             A person who communicates effectively, both in writing and orally, and who can communicate in a public forum as well as with people of all backgrounds.
5.             A person who is capable of surrounding himself or herself with quality staff.
6.             A person who can be diplomatic and politically astute.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT               

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Primarily conduct daily functions in office environment.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS                   
1.             Directs Finance department staff and all activities of the Finance Department, inclusive of Budgeting, Accounting, Utility Billing and Collection, and Procurement.
2.             Acts as Town Treasurer as provided for in the Town Charter; maintains or supervises the custody of all public monies, funds, notes, bonds, and other securities belonging to the town; makes or supervise the making of payments out of town funds upon order of the Town Council or other authorized Town Officer; renders full and accurate statements to the Town Manager and Town Council regarding town receipts and payments as requested. Directs the daily activities of Finance, Customer Service, and other functions as assigned.
3.            
Responsible for bond compliance, including compliance with bond ordinances and resolutions and preparation of State and federal reports, Secondary Market Disclosure, and arbitrage calculations. Establishes and maintains good relationships with banks and other financial institutions, investment firms, and bond counsel.
4.             Prepares and/or supervises preparation of reports which summarize and forecast short and long-term revenues and expenditures based upon past, present and future operations.
5.             Provides guidance and assists in preparation of annual operating and long-term planning budgets; reviews and advises the various departments on respective budget proposals.
6.             Advises regarding debt structuring, cash flow management, capital funding, and optional bonding and related debt mechanisms.
7.             Supervises the preparation and distribution of monthly financial reports; reports on the progress of various programs and/or activities related to the finance department as may be requested.
9.             Develops, reviews and modifies internal fiscal policies and procedures in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.
10.           Responsible for management and coordination of staff duties with respect to the annual audit and preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report.
11.          
Responsible for federal, State, and local grants including reporting, review of reimbursement requests, and compliance

 

E.O.E.  The Town of Little Elm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

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