Chief Financial Officer, Collector-Treasurer & Director of Administration and Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Boston Office of Human Resources
Location of position: 
Boston, MA
Date Posted: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Closing Date: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Job Description: 

Returning Candidate? Log back in! Chief Financial Officer, Collector-Treasurer and Director of Administration and Finance All times are in Eastern Daylight Time. Req ID 2017-13666 Position Regular Full-Time Dept Treasury-Treasury Division Location Tre Treasury-Treasury Salary Min .. Salary Max .. Union CDH Openings 1 Posted Date 8/30/2017 Posting End Date .. Contact Email More information about this job: Overview:

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The Chief Financial Officer, Collector-Treasurer and Director of Administration and Finance of the City of Boston is responsible for all aspects of financial management for the City of Boston. Serves as Chief of the Administration and Finance Cabinet, overseeing the City’s human and financial resources. The Chief Financial Officer and Collector Treasurer is a top, policy driving, executive level position for the City of Boston, serving as a Cabinet Chief, and is appointed by the Mayor. Responsible for supporting the long term growth and stability of the City through sound fiscal stewardship and results driven management of the City’s human and financial resources. In collaboration with other City departments, implements the Mayor’s strategic goals, increases organizational performance and manages the City’s overall fiscal health. Responsibilities:


The CFO manages all aspects of the City of Boston’s finances. Oversees City of Boston’s Administration and Finance Cabinet, including Budget Management, Assessing, Auditing, Collecting, Treasury, Retirement Board, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Purchasing, CPA, and Registry. Financial duties include debt and investment management, financial reporting, budget development and oversight, tax administration and administration of enterprise-wide financial systems. Validates Boston’s strong fiscal management, including close position management, proactive budgeting and monitoring of spending, institutionalized policies and practices, and responsible borrowing and long-term planning. Builds and manages the City’s over $3 billion annual budget. Creates budgets that utilize savings to invest in priority areas of the Walsh administration such as schools, parks, homelessness, and increased street and sidewalk programs, enhanced safety and cleanliness at parks. Effectively transacts Boston’s annual bond issuance. Maintains City of Boston’s triple A (highest possible) credit rating from Moody’s and S&P. Serves as custodian for over 300 Trust Funds. Develops and enacts reform budgets that save funds and free up capacity for investments in high priority areas. Develops City financial packages, when appropriate, to bring jobs to Boston. Develops finance reform legislative proposals. Represents the City of Boston to the press, governmental organizations or authorities regarding any financial related matters. Ensures that City services are responsive to the needs of residents, and are delivered with high quality, meet high ethical standards, are financially prudent, and are consistent with laws and ordinances governing municipalities. Responsible for City hiring. Maintains diligent personnel management. Oversees the negotiation of collective bargaining contracts with City’s 40 unions. Negotiates agreements with City’s unions to save on health insurance costs through management of health plan offerings, revisions to copayments and deductibles, and proactive procurement of alternative solutions to aspects of plans. Commissions, manages, and directs implementation plans for operational reviews of major City departments to improve City services and reduce costs. Plans, develops, implements, directs and evaluates continuing improvement, re-organization and cost containment efforts for delivery of City administrative services. Analyzes proposed changes to federal, state and local laws, regulations and rules, as well as compliance orders and court decisions affecting the City’s financial condition and delivery of public services and analyzes potential impacts. Works with Department Heads and staff to develop legislative strategy. Performs related work as required. Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education and Experience: Applicants must have at least 8 years of full time professional experience in accounting or finance capacity with 4 of those years managing a large department, division or organization. Undergraduate degree from a college or university with a major in business administration, finance, accounting or public administration. A master’s degree in public finance, public administration or public policy is preferred but not required. Extensive knowledge of municipal finance and related laws, rules and regulations. Prior experience issuing bonds in addition to experience working with rating agencies is preferred but not required. Experience in government preferred but not required.

Knowledge of: Theory, principles, practices and techniques of public administration, including budgeting and financial planning, financial management, human resources, purchasing, risk management, operations management, and other general operational support services. Federal, state and local laws, regulations and court decisions applicable to areas of responsibility. Municipal operations and functions and associated management, financing, budgeting, intergovernmental relations and administrative service issues. Research methods and statistical and financial analysis techniques. Principles, practices, tools and techniques of project management. Principles and practices of sound business communications. Principles and practices of effective management and supervision. Human resources management and labor contract and collective bargaining matters.

Ability to: Perform internal and external leadership role as a major policymaker in Boston. Plan, direct, manage and integrate a broad program of centralized management, finance, human resources, and administrative services. Define complex management, finance, budget, and administrative issues; perform difficult and complex analyses and research; evaluate alternatives and develop sound conclusions and recommendations. Understand, interpret, explain, and apply City, state, and federal policy, law, regulation and court decisions applicable to areas of responsibility. Analyze, interpret, and explain proposed legislation and programs in terms of their implications and impacts on City programs, operations, and sources of revenue. Present proposals and recommendations clearly, logically and persuasively in public meetings. Represent the City effectively in negotiations and other dealings on a variety of difficult, complex, sensitive and confidential issues. Prepare clear, concise and comprehensive statements, correspondence, reports, studies and other written materials appropriate to diverse technical and nontechnical audiences. Exercise sound, expert independent judgment within general policy guidelines. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the Mayor, Cabinet Chiefs, City Commissioners, Department Heads, managers, elected and appointed officials of other governmental agencies, employees, business and community leaders, the media, residents and others encountered in the course of work. Exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. Boston Residency Required