Deputy Chief Financial Officer - Budget

Department/Agency of position: 
Wayne County Government Budget Department
Location of position: 
Detroit, MI
Commensurate with Qualifications
Date Posted: 
Friday, May 31, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Job Description: 

The Deputy Chief Financial Officer/Budget Director for the Department of Management and Budget (Budget Director) reports directly to the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and assists the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and the CFO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to oversite, coordination and implementation of all activities pertaining to the Wayne County Budget. More specifically, the Budget Director's responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development and implementation of the County annual budget (total budget including Commission and other Authorities is $1,668,311,623), development of County budgetary and/or fiscal policies, ensuring Countywide compliance with the County Enrolled Budget Ordinance, performing financial forecasting and long term financial modeling, and providing cost benefits analysis, as-needed, for labor negotiations and other County matters. This position is appointed by the CEO and must be confirmed by the County Commission. This position is a key figure in the County's top leadership team, is highly visible, and has significant interaction with Executive Departments, Offices of Other Elected Officials and other branches of County Government.

Duties and responsibilities include but not limited to: •Assist the CEO and CFO in developing strategic vision by defining priorities, programmatic objectives and budgetary policies of the County, including fostering and cultivating stakeholder relationships. •Provide leadership in long-term strategic planning and multi-year budget development throughout the budget cycle in order to ensure operational success of all County departments, agencies and elected officials. •Develop, recommend, and implement budget policies and guidelines on behalf of the CEO in the preparation of annual and multi-year budgets for the County. ◦Develop organizational budgetary guidelines by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement; accumulating capital to fund expansion.

•Implement budget planning and monitoring programs in concert with the financial goals and objectives, business initiatives, and related missions of the CEO, Executive Departments and agencies, as well as other Elected Officials. •Coordinate the budget process among Commissioners, Executive Departments and other Elected Officials to facilitate interaction, accurate information, and timeliness in preparation and approval of the County budget. ◦Organize, develop and champion the CEO's annual Comprehensive Executive Recommended Budget from beginning to final approval by the County Commission ◦Attend Commission Committee and Subcommittee meetings and Commission Budget Hearings in order to provide expert analysis as it relates to the CEO's Executive recommended budget. ◦Monitor, review, and make recommendations regarding Budget Amendments on behalf of the CEO to the Commission. ◦Oversee the preparation of the Adopted Budget document to ensure compliance with Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) standards in order to be annually awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

•Make decisions and recommendations on the funding for all programs, services and operations of the County. •Oversee the production of monthly reports including reconciliations with funders and pension plan requirements, as well as quarterly reports and revenue forecasts for use by Executive management and the Commission. •Provide timely and accurate analyses of budget vs. actual financial trends and future forecasts to executive management and the County Commission as required by Charter and ordinance. •Direct and manage studies and analyses of budget and planning information to respond to internal and external queries and provide critical management information and other analysis to executive leaders. •Represent the Department of Management and Budget and the CEO's Office on a wide range of planning matters, such as leading and/or participating in special projects, serving on various committees and ad-hoc working groups, and making presentations to executive leaders and the Commission. •Assist the Personnel/Human Resources Department – Labor Relations Division in the design, implementation, and estimating of the budgetary impact of proposed wage incentives and salary adjustments for Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs). •Assist in performing all tasks necessary to achieve the County's mission and help execute staff succession and growth plans.


At time of application, eligible persons must have: •Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is required; AND •A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in complex governmental budgeting, financial planning and management experience, or any equivalent combination of education and years of experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this position is required. •Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or Certified Public Accountant license is preferred.

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