Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Cranberry Township
 Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania
Job Description

Cranberry Township, a Aaa-rated municipality in western Pennsylvania, is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This newly created position serves as one of three Assistant Managers in the Township reporting directly to the Township Manager. The CFO is primarily focused on the financial strategy and long-term planning aspects of the Township. The CFO will establish, implement, and maintain alignment across all operations to ensure the long-term growth, sustainability, and stability of the Township. This position oversees the departments of Finance, Human Resources, and Information Technology, all of which have a director who reports directly to the CFO.

Cranberry Township has a General Fund budget of roughly $22 million and a total budget, combining governmental and enterprise funds, of roughly $60 million. The Township has about 150 full-time employees, approximately half of which are covered by one of three collective bargaining agreements.

The ideal candidate’s background will include experience with strategic planning, cross-departmental collaboration, applying best business management practices, and motivating staff as an inspirational leader. A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public administration, finance, or related field is required along with 10 years of relevant experience including 5 years of supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, and certification as a CPFO or CPA. Experience in local government is less important than experience as a leader and strategic thinker.

The starting salary range for this position is $110,000 - $125,000. Cranberry Township offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off, and a generous defined contribution pension plan.

This position is open until filled. First review of applicants will occur on May 25, 2022. Following this date, applications will be screened on an ongoing basis.

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