The Town of Chino Valley (pop. 13,492, elev. 4,708, 63.4 sq mi) rests peacefully in the central Arizona highlands in Yavapai County, near the beautiful Mingus and Bradshaw Mountain ranges. While the Valley of the Sun around Phoenix and the Grand Canyon might get more attention, this is, in fact, Arizona’s sweet spot. The town is spared from the Valley’s scorching summer heat, traffic, and density. Instead, residents enjoy moderate temperatures, four full seasons, open spaces, and a very high quality of life in an Arizona small town. The FY 2023-24 Budget (July 1 – June 30) is $45.15 million and supports 123.5 FTEs.
Chino Valley also enjoys stability and an enviable financial position, the result of fiscal conservatism and discipline over time. Issues facing the town include the need for roadway improvements, water and sewer infrastructure upgrades, a water reclamation facility expansion, and potential construction of a new town hall, and its funding.
Chino Valley’s long-time, highly-regarded finance director has announced his retirement (early-2024). Reporting directly to the town manager, the finance director oversees the finance department and its annual budget of $560,000, supporting 4.0 FTE, including the director. The department utilizes Caselle as its main accounting software, Paycom for payroll, and OnBase for document management.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and five years of progressively responsible experience in governmental accounting or finance, including budget development and three years of management and supervisory experience, preferably in a local government setting, are required. An equivalent combination of experience and education may be considered at the town’s sole option. Credentialing through GFOA (CPFO) or as a CPA is preferred.
The annual salary range for this position is $110,000 to $150,000. Appointment will be made depending upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. In addition, the following benefits are provided: comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurances; group term life, long-term disability, and short-term disability insurances; flexible spending (medical and dependent care) accounts, health savings account, EAP and wellness programs; retirement through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) (mandatory) and voluntary options including 457(b)/ROTH plans and supplemental life insurance; and vacation and sick leave, plus 10 paid holidays. Relocation assistance, temporary housing, and possible additional incentives subject to negotiation.