Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans
 New Orleans, Louisiana
Job Description

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans (SWBNO) is recruiting nationally for the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). This extraordinary opportunity focuses the role of CFO on being part of an executive leadership team that runs the business of SWBNO. The new CFO, with oversight of Finance, Budget, Accounting, and Procurement, has a dedicated staff of approximately 200 full-time employees. The 2020 operating budget is approximately $281 million, with $116 million from water revenues and $145 million from wastewater. Drainage revenues come from ad valorem taxes of $65 million. The SWBNO has a 10-year $1.4 billion capital investment program.

This position requires a bachelor’s degree and 10 years of progressively professional experience in financial management, financial analysis, accounting, auditing, budgeting, forecasting, treasury, and investment management, debt issuance and management in a municipal, local or other governmental entity and 8 years of supervisory and management experience over a related major division or organization. A Master’s degree in a related discipline is preferred but not required.

The Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans is offering a competitive salary (DOQ). The Chief Financial Officer will also receive an excellent benefits package including a retirement plan.

Apply prior to September 11, 2020 by submitting a cover letter, resume, and 6 professional references to For confidential inquiries contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

This recruitment will incorporate existing rules and regulations that govern public sector recruitments in the State of Louisiana. Information submitted for consideration may be made available to the public upon request by interested parties, in accordance with public disclosure/open records laws.