Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
City of Brownsville Finance Department
 Brownsville, Texas
Job Description

Experience the excitement of living in the largest city in the Rio Grande Valley when you move to Brownsville, Texas, the southernmost city in Texas with a population of 187,831. Brownsville, which is located in Cameron County with a population of 422,135, is rich in history and one of the fastest growing areas in the United States. Brownsville has a semi-tropical climate recognized as one of the most delightful in the nation. The City has an average temperature of 74 degrees and an average rainfall of 25.55 inches. Average relative humidity is 75.25%. The comfortable year-round climate provides for an abundance of recreational fun and activities. Brownsville is On the Border, By the Sea, and Beyond!

The City of Brownsville seeks a leader with finance experience and strong interpersonal skills to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer. This position directs the preparation of all financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, comprehensive annual financial reports, annual financial audits, and governmental agency reports. They manage bond and debt programs; maintain accounting records consistent with Governmental Accounting Standards and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); and work with the City Manager and other executives to coordinate planning and establish priorities for the planning process. This position serves as the Budget Officer by developing, preparing, and assisting the City Administrator with the presentation and implementation of the City’s annual budget. They prepare and update long-range fiscal forecasting models for revenues and expenditures for all funds and prepare Truth and Taxation calculations.

The ideal candidate will be skilled in financial planning and long-range planning. They will have negotiation experience with contracts, agreements, and Memorandum of Understanding’s (MOUs). They will be very versed with the public sector, especially dealing with municipalities. The chosen Chief Financial Officer will have strategic and critical thinking skills; have a leadership background; be proficient in relationship management; and have experience working with new technology. The ideal candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as financial analysis and change management skills. They will have strong interpersonal skills in working with senior management and elected officials.

A master’s degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or public administration from an accredited college, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation, and 8-10 years’ experience in financial management is required. Candidates must have 10 years’ applicable business experience, eight of which must be in a financial leadership role, and two years’ experience managing subordinates.

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For more information on this position contact:
Margie Rose, Senior Vice President