- Job Function: Finance Director
- Salary: $209,000 - $219,000.
- Position Type: Full Time
- Population: 820,611
- Website: http://www.austintexas.gov/
- Form of Government: Council-Manager
HOW TO APPLY
Post Date: Sep 1 2020
Deadline: Sep 25 2020
Please visit www.austincityjobs.org to complete an application
The City of Austin is seeking a highly qualified individual to fill the Chief Financial Officer position which reports to the Deputy City Manager.
The next Chief Financial Officer will have a variety of opportunities in which to excel. Among these is the need to oversee the fiduciary responsibility for administering all financial proceedings of City government, except for the assessment and collection of taxes. The CFO will be instrumental in driving the operations of the City’s Financial Services Department, including the Budget Office, Controller’s Office, Purchasing Office, Capital Contracting, and Treasury.
The ideal candidate should be knowledgeable in managing governmental entity financial functions, including budgeting, accounting, accounts payable, forecasting, debt management, and regulatory filings and reporting. The candidate should possess excellent interpersonal skills with a strong ability to apply a social, racial, and equity lens in order to establish relationships with City staff and the community. Advanced written and verbal communication skills are imperative for this position.
The following core competencies are important for this role:
Accounting Experience – Extensive Governmental Finance experience.
Exceptional Leadership – A cohesive leader with the ability to build quality interpersonal relationships throughout the City with diverse communities and populations.
Communicates Effectively with an Equity Mindset- Ability to manage diversity, understand inclusion, and work with diverse communities and populations to build constructive and effective relationships, and convey and receive information.
Thinks Critically and Strategically – Enables others to better understand and implement the vision and strategy, while being the aligned forward thinker, has the ability to formulate and communicate sound business strategy, and implement in a clear and concise manner.
Customer Focused – Strives to deliver high-quality results and superior service that exceeds expectations while remaining mindful of the needs and perspectives of both our internal and external stakeholders.
Community Collaborator – Has experience in presenting complex financial information strategies to internal and external stakeholders on projects and programs that may include public outreach, council updates, and program implementation.
Agility – Ability to effectively manage changes and guide those changes through significant challenges while achieving organizational goals and objectives.
Equity Lens – Ability to use an equity lens and framework to create inclusive, diverse, and safe workplaces and programs.
Planning Priorities – Recognizes, plans, focuses upon, and works toward what is most important or critical.
To ensure consideration, candidates should apply by September 25, 2020.