Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Arlington County Government Department of Management and Finance
Location of position: 
Arlington, VA
Date Posted: 
Friday, February 1, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Job Description: 

Arlington County is seeking an experienced financial manager to support the Chief Financial Officer and the Department of Management & Finance (DMF) in the areas of financial management and budgeting, debt issuance and management, tax and revenue policy development, accounting, purchasing, real estate assessment, capital financing, and internal auditing.

The Department of Management & Finance's professional staff provide financial services for the County Government, seeking the most efficient and effective use of County funds to ensure a sound fiscal foundation and the delivery of high quality services. Arlington County is a full-service local government with operating budgets and capital investments funded via the general fund, special revenue and dedicated taxing sources, and enterprise funds. The County executes a general fund operating budget exceeding $1.3 billion and a $2.8 billion ten-year County Capital Improvement Plan.

Challenges include: • Building collaborative relationships across the organization while increasing the financial, budget and program analytical services provided to customer agencies; • Encouraging a culture of internal controls across the County and continuing the development of the internal audit program; • Streamlining the Purchasing program to meet the needs of multiple stakeholders including decentralized County agencies, vendors, and the Office of the County Attorney, while ensuring compliance with all purchasing regulations and ensuring citizens get optimal value for their taxes; • Expanding a performance measurement process and system; • Leveraging of existing and new technology systems to streamline accounting and financial processes and to improve the transparency of financial data to the public; and • Reengineering services, including continuing the development of short-term and long-range process improvements department-wide.

The Deputy provides direction for and support to coordination within the department's divisions and serves as the CFO in the latter's absence. The ideal candidate must be a high energy, articulate leader with solid fiscal management expertise and an ability to drive change.