Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
City of Carrollton Financial Administration
 Carrollton, Texas
Job Description


The Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the city, direct the preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth.


  • Develops strategies and business plans regarding the financial well-being of the city.
  • Leads the Financial Department and provides oversight of accounting, budget, purchasing, treasury, internal audit and payroll functions.
  • Develops finance organizational strategies by contributing financial and accounting information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction and establishing functional objectives in line with organizational objectives.
  • Establishes finance operational strategies by evaluating trends; establishing critical measurements; determining production, productivity, quality, and customer-service strategies; designing systems; accumulating resources; resolving problems; and implementing change.
  • Develops organization prospects by studying economic trends and revenue opportunities; projecting acquisition and expansion prospects; analyzing organization operations; identifying opportunities for improvement, cost reduction, and systems enhancement; and accumulating capital to fund expansion.
  • Develops financial strategies by forecasting capital, facilities, and staff requirements; identifying monetary resources; and developing action plans.
  • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, and minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Maximizes return on invested funds by identifying investment opportunities and maintaining relationships with the investment community.
  • Reports financial status by developing forecasts, reporting results, analyzing variances, and developing improvements.
  • Updates job knowledge by remaining aware of new regulations, participating in educational opportunities, reading professional publications, maintaining personal networks, and participating in professional organizations.
  • Accomplishes finance and organization mission by completing related results as needed.


  • Oversees accounting, budget, purchasing, treasury, internal audit and payroll.
  • Works closely with key leaders in the city to monitor financial trends and identify organizational opportunities in which the Finance department could be a strategic partner.
  • Serves on the Strategic Business Planning committee.
  • Serve as the Chair of the city’s Fiduciary Committee.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and techniques of finance and other related functions
  • Knowledge of methods, materials, and techniques employed in financial systems planning, design, and implementation
  • Strong knowledge of current and emerging technologies and legal requirements to drive efficiencies
  • Strong knowledge of sound financial practices in a municipal organization
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting
  • Skilled in developing a State of Texas Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR)
  • Skilled in directing and managing a city-wide annual budget
  • Skilled in developing presentations and speaking at an executive level
  • Strong negotiation skills in an environment where resources are not in direct control of this role
  • Exceptional leadership skills with the ability to develop and communicate vision that inspires and motivates staff
  • Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects
  • Excellent analytical, strategic conceptual thinking, strategic planning, and execution skills
  • Skilled at engaging and interacting with employees and driving a positive work culture
  • Exceptional skills in budget planning and financial management
  • Excellent management and supervisory skills
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills
  • Proficient in database and accounting computer application systems
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate and instill confidence with peers and all key stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze complex systems and apply technical knowledge
  • Ability to develop and execute a strategic staffing plan that includes recruiting and retaining employees who are the best fit for the city and the Finance department


  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, finance, accounting, or equivalent field of study
  • Certified Public Accountant certification
  • 10 years’ experience in accounting, budget and/or financial management practices including five years at the Executive Manager level or its equivalent


  • Master’s of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Experience with municipal budgets and financial planning
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish


  • Frequent reaching, sitting, talking, seeing, hearing, and manual dexterity
  • Occasional climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, and crouching
  • Sedentary office work environment
  • Occasional lifting and carrying up to 15 pounds


  • Must pass pre-employment drug test
  • Must pass criminal history check
  • Must pass credit check
  • Must pass motor vehicle records check