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Chief Financial Officer

Paradise Valley, AZ
  • Expired: December 07, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

Job Details


Job Location
Paradise Valley - Paradise Valley, AZ

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
4 Year Degree

Salary Range
$120,000.00 - $160,000.00 Salary/year

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Job Category


Chief Financial Officer

Recruitment Brochure

The Town of Paradise Valley is seeking an experienced public sector CFO. This is a unique opportunity for a strategic thinking, inspirational leader to help shape the future of this special desert community while building relationships with stakeholders, colleagues, and the citizens

The Chief Financial Officer reports directly to the Town Manager. The Finance Department includes financial services, procurement management, risk management, grants management, utility billing, fire and services fee. This position oversees the development of the Town's overall financial and budget policies. Also responsible for the management of the development and preparation of the Town's operating budget, its five-year capital improvement budget, and multi-year revenue and expenditure forecasts.

Must have the ability to:

  • Provide managerial leadership to the financial services group by planning and organizing workloads and staff assignments, reviewing progress and directing changes in priorities and schedules as needed.
  • Prepare the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; coordinate and serve as liaison for the annual independent audit; prepare reports and related materials for use in the annual audit, including the Expenditure Limitation Report.
  • Prepare the annual Town budget in coordination with the Town Manager and department directors.
  • Perform the duties of the Town treasurer, including cash flow management, investment management, administration of bond flow indebtedness, and the administration of the Town's strategy to pay down PSPRS unfunded liability.
  • Manage procurement processes to ensure compliance with federal, state and town laws and policies.
  • Serve as the Town's Risk Manager managing property and liability claims as well as negotiating insurance renewals for the Town's insurance policies.
  • Analyze the Town's long-term financial needs, including the issuance of bonds and capital leases.
  • Manage the accounting and finance areas in accordance with the Town's policies, and the ensure the books and records of the Town are prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and within budget limitations
  • Prepare financial reports in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and in compliance with the guidelines established by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board.
  • Reviews accounting transactions for accuracy and corrects financial records as appropriate.
  • Recommend and enforce accounting and payroll related policies and procedures, ensuring compliance with Human Resources Policies and Procedures and Fair Labor Standards Act regulations and Generally Accepted Accounting Standards.
  • Conduct complex financial analysis and special projects as required.
  • Monitor compliance with IRS regulations.
  • Develop and maintains reports and procedures to ensure accounting information systems are properly processing and recording transactions.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and special reports through integration of the payroll, accounting information systems, and desktop software applications.
  • Ensure timely reporting and payment of retirement contributions, health insurance premiums, and miscellaneous payroll withholdings to appropriate agencies; files state labor reports.

  • A strong background and robust understanding of public sector finance, GASB, and municipal budget
  • An effective leader that communicates well and works cooperatively and collaboratively with department heads; staff, elected officials, executives, and citizens
  • Analytical skills and consistent accuracy to inspire trust and transparency
  • A working CFO, outstanding manager and motivator that develops and fosters a team-based operational and collaborative environment for finance staff that ultimately facilitates trust and confidence
  • Active in the profession and progressive in identifying more effective and efficient ways to deliver services
  • A self-confident leader and representative of the Town who exhibits a professional image



A Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or closely related area. Five to seven years of supervisory and progressive responsible experience in governmental accounting. C.P.A. certification and/or Government Finance Officer Certification preferred.


The salary range is $120,000 to $160,000. The starting salary will be dependent upon experience and qualifications. The Town offers an attractive benefit package. For a complete list of benefits visit:


The final filing date for this position is Friday, January 15, 2022. To be considered, please apply online, upload your resume, cover letter, current and past salary history. Finalists will be required to submit four work-related references. Resume should reflect years of positions held, size of staff and budgets you have managed. Apply online:

Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates deemed to have the most relevant qualifications will be invited to an initial interview.



Paradise Valley, AZ
85253 USA


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