Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
City of Hartford Mayor's Office
 Hartford, Connecticut
Job Description

The capital city of Connecticut, Hartford, one of the oldest cities in America, combining a rich blend of history, culture, and architectural gems with a progressive attitude toward business, education, and neighborhood economic development, recognized as a place of growth and opportunity for a diverse population. With a population of almost 123,000, it is the fourth largest city in Connecticut and the primary city in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area, with a population of 1.2 million people. Encompassing 18 square miles, it is located at the intersection of New England’s I-84 and I-91.

The City of Hartford operates under a Mayor-Council form of government. The CFO is a new position for the organization, with the goal of coordinating a comprehensive administration and delivery of the City’s overall financial matters. The position will be part of the City’s Senior Staff and is expected to actively participate in all issues that have a financial impact on the organization, including the development of recommendations regarding operational efficiencies.
The position of Chief Financial Officer requires a bachelor's degree in organizational development, business administration, finance, economics, public administration, or a related field. Management-level experience in a large government agency or other large entities, with experience deploying enterprise-wide performance management strategies, and proven excellent strategic outlook and planning abilities are required. A master’s degree in Business Administration, Public Administration or a closely related field from an accredited college or university is preferred. Ten years of increasing responsibility in positions related to financial management and budgeting preferred. Residency required within six months of date of hire and required to maintain for duration of the appointment.

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Doug Thomas
Vice President, Executive Recruitment