Chief Financial Officer Department of Transportation & Infrastructure

July 10, 2021
Denver, CO
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The Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) is responsible for budgeting, accounting and procurement activities. The Office is responsible for establishing an analytical framework for the Department and ensuring an environment with strong internal controls. The OCFO also oversees Fleet Management, which maintains more than 2,200 vehicles and pieces of capital equipment.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure will be a key member in the department's executive leadership team. The Chief Financial Officer is one of three deputy level positions within the department, each reporting directly to the mayoral appointed Executive Director. The CFO position will oversee the finance, accounting, procurement and administration of the department. Primary duties and characteristics will include:

  • Directing financial functional areas that include establishing a multi-year vision and strategic plan for the organization, optimizing resource allocations, and ensuring the organization accomplishes annual goals and strategic initiatives. Advise the Executive Director and Chief of Staff accordingly
  • Providing supervision, guidance and direction to the directors of Finance & Accounting
  • Provide the Executive Director and Chief of Staff with an operating budget. Work with the Chief of Staff to ensure department success through cost analysis support, contract negotiation, audit support, and monitoring compliance
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract budgets
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization
  • Assist the Executive Director and Chief of Staff in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery
  • Assess the benefits of all prospective contracts with agency-wide impacts and advise the Executive Management Team on programmatic design and implementation matters
  • Oversee the continuous improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers on financial issues impacting department budgets
  • Evaluate the financial structure of the department and provide leadership in continual improvement of its efficiency and effectiveness  
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

About You

Our ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience at a senior executive level including providing leadership, direction and management of financial functional areas. The CFO should have a proven track record of building and leading highly efficient teams as well as a high level of financial acumen.

Additionally, our ideal candidate will possess:

  • Demonstrated experience establishing a multi-year vision and strategic plan for an organization
  • Extensive people leadership experience in the finance industry
  • Experience advising senior leadership accordingly

We realize your time is valuable so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required minimum qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration or a related field
  • Experience: Three (3) years of management level work experience which must have included managing subordinate supervisors. One (1) year of management experience must include budget and fiscal oversight responsibility, evaluation of business processes, and policy and decision making experience with planning and organizing multiple programs, projects, operations or functions
  • Education/Experience Equivalency:  Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements
  • License/Certifications: Requires a valid Driver's License at the time of application.  Licenses and certifications must be kept current as a condition of employment
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