Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Great Parks of Hamilton County
Location of position: 
Cincinnati, OH
Wage/Salary: 
$79,983 - $119,973
Date Posted: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 7, 2019
Job Description: 

Great Parks of Hamilton County is accepting applications for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The CFO is responsible for planning, developing, administering and achieving the financial goals and objectives of Great Parks, and for providing leadership and coordination of work in accordance with Great Parks' strategic plan, policies and requirements.

Great Parks of Hamilton County is a separate political subdivision established under Ohio Revised Code Section 1545. Great Parks preserves and protects more than 17,500 acres of greenspace including 21 parks and nature preserves throughout Hamilton County. Its 2018 budget is $40MM including the General Fund, an Internal Service Fund and Special Revenue Funds. Great Parks has a 1 mil general operating levy passed in 2016 for a 10 year period. Taxes account for 55% and the remaining 45% is derived from earned revenue and grants. Great Parks self operates seven golf courses, four campgrounds, four major fishing lakes with harbors, boathouses, reservable shelters and lodges, making it a leader among Ohio park districts and the Mid-west in terms of self-generated revenues and cost recovery.

This position is based in Winton Woods Park.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervises the maintenance of all financial records and systems for the management of cash receipts, disbursements and assets in compliance with Ohio Revised Code (ORC), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Auditing Standards, and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Develops and implements policies and procedures to ensure sound accounting practices, effective internal controls and segregation of duties.

Directs and supervises divisions’ management and staff. Delegates work, provides direction, establishes work priorities, and ensures work is completed in a quality manner and through efficient use of resources.

Leads agency wide financial initiatives and assists in development of business strategies and business modeling.

Manages Great Parks’ cash flow to ensure adequate funds to meet financial obligations. Manages and provides leadership to the Finance Division.

Manages the budget process and develops short and long term financial strategies. Prepares and submits all required budgetary reports to the County Budget Commission.

Manages the financial forecasting of Great Parks in compliance with the Board Governance Policy.

Manages the depository contracts for all financial institutions utilized by Great Parks.

Supervises the request for proposal process for audit services, banking services, merchant service provider and all other financial related services in compliance with ORC.

Reviews and recommends revisions to Great Parks’ investment policy to remain in compliance with ORC and sound investment practices.

Manages Great Parks’ investment portfolio in compliance with the approved investment policy.

Manages the annual financial audit and submits all required reports to the Auditor of State’s office.

Supervises the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report in compliance with financial reporting requirements of ORC and in compliance with the Government Financial Officers Association for the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting program.

Prepares reports for the Board of Park Commissioners, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and public.

Participates in executive level meetings, staff meetings, Board meetings and Great Parks’ Forever meetings.

Obtains financial and legal services from outside consultants as appropriate. Certifies all contracts, purchase orders and obligations for sufficiency of funds under Section 1545.22 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Signs all vendor checks and monitors the review of vendor invoices and payment. Performs job duties in accordance with Great Parks of Hamilton County’s policies, procedures, and performance expectations.

Maintains confidentiality of confidential and sensitive information.

Works assigned schedule, exhibits regular and punctual attendance and works outside of normal schedule as required.

Oversees Great Parks’ comprehensive risk management program, including, insurance, workers’ compensation, and employee and guest safety.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Completes special projects assigned by the Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Utilizes and promotes environmentally sustainable practices and processes.

Performs other job duties as assigned.

SCOPE OF SUPERVISION Risk Manager; Accountant; Accounting Clerk (3); Procurement Manager

EQUIPMENT OPERATED Fleet vehicles; mobile devices; computer; presentation devices; standard office equipment; standard industry related equipment.

CONTACT WITH OTHERS Board of Park Commissioners, staff and volunteers; Great Parks Forever Board and staff; state and national park leaders; government agencies; elected officials; local agencies, both public and private; consultants, sales representatives; contractors; reporters and other media representatives; general public and other job contact.

CONFIDENTIAL DATA All non-public confidential and sensitive public records of Great Parks including access to all digital data and information; negotiations; potential bequests and estate planning; legal reviews and claims; non-public record personnel issues; employee health and medical records; land acquisition strategies, plans and appraisals; crisis-related information.

WORKING CONDITIONS Normal office working conditions; occasional exposure to normal outdoor conditions when inspecting, evaluating and visiting various parks and facilities.

USUAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS The following physical demands are typically exhibited by position incumbents performing this job’s essential duties and responsibilities. These physical demands are not, and should not be construed to be job qualification standards, but are illustrated to help the employer, employee and/or applicant identify tasks where reasonable accommodations may need to be made when an otherwise qualified person is unable to perform the job’s essential duties because of an ADA disability.

The employee frequently exhibits manual dexterity performing job duties, and frequently talks and hears when working and interacting with job contacts. The employee frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee typically exhibits normal vision demands. Employee regularly lifts items up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lifts items up to 25 pounds.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES Knowledge of: governmental accounting principles and standard practices; auditing procedures; procedure and objectives; accounting computer procedures; management principles; mathematical principles, information systems, standard office practices and procedures; budget planning and management; investment management.

Ability to: Exhibit good problem solving and good judgement in keeping with the mission of Great Parks; maintain confidential and sensitive information; understand and demonstrate respect for cultural and socio-economic differences; support a working atmosphere consistent with Great Parks’ equal employment opportunity; embrace and support constructive change; consistently follow safety and security procedures and practices; contribute toward building a positive team working environment; establish and maintain an effective working relationship with associates, officials, general public, and other job contacts.

Skill in: Leadership; public relations; organization; team building; interpreting and applying data; maintaining accurate and complete records; written and verbal communications; preparing and making presentations; prudent investment management; governmental accounting.

QUALIFICATIONS An appropriate combination of education, training, course work and experience may qualify an applicant to demonstrate required knowledge, skills, and abilities. An example of an acceptable qualification is: Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, or related field and more than 10 years’ experience which evidences a comprehensive knowledge of accounting, financial forecasting and investing; preferably in the government/public sector.

Ability to document identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of original appointment as a condition of employment in compliance with Immigration Reform and Control Act requirements.

LICENSE OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS Center for Public Investment Management certification in compliance with ORC 135.22 within the same fiscal year of start date; State Motor Vehicle Operator’s License that meets GPHC current carrier guidelines.

Salary Range for position is between $79,983-$119,973/year, dependent upon experience.

Applications must be received by 11:59pm, Friday, June 7, 2019.

Great Parks is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or any other classification protected under applicable law

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement, Educational Assistance, Recreation Benefits