The City of Loveland’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) advises the City Manager, is a key player in large public-private partnerships and economic development, supports departments in their efforts to achieve the City Council’s and organizational goals, and oversees a competent, dedicated staff in the Finance Department. Loveland is a cultural hub in northern Colorado and is known for its nearly 500 pieces of public art and world-famous Valentine Remail Program. The City enjoys a low unemployment rate, high quality of life, and exceptional outdoor recreational opportunities. The City was included in Livability’s list of the Top 100 Best Places to Live in 2016.
The CFO reports directly to the City Manager and establishes departmental goals and priorities, manages the City’s budget, and recommends policy related to Finance Programs. The CFO oversees all financial functions in the City, including revenue, customer service, and billing for utilities, including Fiber/Broadband, internal audit, budget, accounting, payroll, purchasing, financial reporting, debt issuance, and investments. The CFO will oversee seven direct reports, including a Fiscal Advisor, Financial Analyst, and the managers of these divisions: Accounting, Purchasing, Budget, Revenue (Sales Tax), and Utility Billing and Meter Reading. The City’s Finance Department has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) every year since 1980. Because of the City’s sound fiscal management, long-term financial planning, economic growth, and use of innovative financing tools and public-private partnerships, the Loveland General Fund has operated without any general obligation debt except a 15.9 Million certificate of participation.
Experience and Education
The minimum qualifications for this position are a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field. A minimum of seven years of progressive, relevant experience in a local government environment with five years of supervisory/managerial experience is also required. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute for education.
Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, Certified Public Accountants, or Certified Government Finance Officers designation. Knowledge and experience working with bond issuance, tax collection, investments, and debt management, as well as financing public-private projects, is also preferred. Experience with municipal utilities, sales tax, and state regulations such as TABOR are also preferred qualifications.
The salary range for this position is $140,000 – $218,000, depending on qualifications. The next Chief Financial Officer will also receive an excellent benefits package that includes access to a private health clinic for use by employees and their dependents only at no additional charge.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at https://bit.ly/3ieKLSG. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on November 5, 2021.