Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Jefferson County Commission Finance Department
Location of position: 
Birmingham, AL
$190,000 – $230,000, DOQ & DOE
Date Posted: 
Friday, January 3, 2020
Closing Date: 
Friday, February 14, 2020
Job Description: 

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The Chief Financial Officer oversees the planning, directing, and coordinating of financial and administrative operations in Jefferson County. This includes tasks related to accounting, auditing, financial reporting, controls over financial reporting, debt management, cash management, covenant compliance, grant compliance, investments, purchasing, revenue, financial planning and analysis, budget management, and related financial, budget, and accounting systems. The CFO formulates and executes a broad range of policies, establishes annual and multi-year financial plans, works collaboratively with parties internally and externally, and provides technical supervision. The CFO reports directly to the County Manager. The work of the CFO is reviewed by the County Manager for departmental efficiency and effectiveness and compliance with applicable governmental accounting standards, best practices, statutes and the County Fiscal Policy, and other applicable law.

As of fiscal year end 2018, the Commission maintains a general fund budget that consists of approximately $155 million in annual revenue. The Commission has total assets of $911 million and $2.7 billion, for governmental and business-type activities, respectively. Business type activities consist primarily of a sanitary operations enterprise fund with assets of $2.7 billion, and annual revenues in the amount of $231 million. Warrants payable as of September 30, 2018 were $448 million and $2.0 billion for governmental and business-type activities, respectively. Total government wide current assets were $760 million, with current liabilities totaling $184 million, as of September 30, 2018. The Commission also maintains separately reported revenue funds with annual revenue of approximately $424 million. Expenditures of federal awards were $9.9 million for the year ending September 30, 2018. Additionally, the Commission’s General Obligation warrants have been upgraded to AA – by Fitch and S&P. The County utilizes the MUNIS general ledger system.