CFO and Director of Management Services

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Kalamazoo, MI
$1 - $999,999
Job Type
Direct Hire
Bachelor, Master
Jun 10, 2018
Job ID
CFO and Director of Management Services - City of Kalamazoo

The CFO position is responsible for the overall development of financial management, planning and budgeting for the city.  They will represent the City financially regarding collective bargaining; and have overall responsibility for the budget, accounting, purchasing and treasury functions.

  • Ensures that City Commission, administration and citizen priorities are included in long-range planning.
  • Develops city-wide financial management planning including: long-term and short-term fiscal/cash flow budgeting/monitoring, financial reporting, capital project financing, optimization of debt vs. cash financing, and financial planning and policy development.
  • Manages the internal insurance fund including illustrative benefit rates, short and long term benefit financing, stop-loss insurance policies, fleet financial modeling and policy development.
  • Represents Management Services as an economic and financial agent for City’s collective bargaining team.
  • Provides a proactive and effective relationship between Management Services, the collective bargaining team, labor units, attorneys and the City Manager’s Office.
  • Has overall responsibility for the Treasury, Assessing, Financial Services, Budget, Accounting and Purchasing divisions. 
  • Oversees retirement benefits administration including pension benefit estimates and calculation, retiree health care benefits, and annual actuarial studies. 
  • Manages the Trust funds including asset allocation investment placement and liquidation, and rebalancing. 
  • Directs various committees including the Retirement Investment Committee and the Pension Board of Trustees.
  • Oversees functions relative to debt issuance, debt administration/accounting, debt reporting and disclosure, debt defeasance, debt refinancing and debt ratings.
  • Partners with human resources relative to performance management, progressive discipline, attendance practices, policies, staffing, and terminations; provides positive and constructive training, coaching, and feedback to employees.
  • Prepares and responds to written correspondence; memos and reports; discusses community concerns with citizens and groups.
  • Represents the department with the public and media.
  • Supervises and evaluates staff including the delegation of work, performance reviews, training and development, and discipline in accordance with City policies, procedures and union contracts.
Education and Experience: 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field preferred. 
  • Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management within a municipality or related experience.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of supervisory experience.