Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Pueblo City-County Library District
 Pueblo, Colorado
Job Description

Pueblo City-County Library District is conducting a search for a Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, you will be part of an award-winning Library District that serves an integral role in the Pueblo community. Pueblo, Colorado is one of Colorado's hidden gems! A hometown vibe under big open skies, Pueblo has a lot to offer including our Historic Arkansas Riverwalk, Lake Pueblo State Park, the Colorado State Fair and an abundance of hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing and golfing opportunities!

The Chief Financial Officer builds financial strength in the organization through financial planning, analysis and forecasting while fostering confidence and credibility. The CFO directs the library’s financial operations and accounting practices to ensure ethical standards and legal compliance are achieved. The CFO ensures the organization maintains ethical employment practices that are in compliance with all local, state and federal employment laws.

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the Executive Director and serves as a member of the library’s executive management team. The position has overall responsibility for the Finance department staff. The position requires excellent communication skills to build good working relationships with the Library Board of Trustees, management team, state and local officials, financial institutions and other members of the community. The CFO networks with peers to stay current on news and trends relevant to public libraries. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.


  • Maintains the highest ethical standards and adherence to applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations, and maintains confidentiality regarding library finances.
  • Responsible for planning, developing, and administering all business and financial services of the library.
  • Develops overall strategy for library budgeting and financial management.
  • Responsible for overall budget preparation, including the general, capital projects, and special revenue funds.
    Issues monthly financial reports to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director, Associate Executive Director, and library supervisors indicating status of budgeted funds.
  • Produces and submits the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report.
  • Supervises management of expenditures of all funds according to budget, and with appropriate procedures and controls, and recommends any changes to budgets, as appropriate.
  • Supervises the management of all revenue activities, and ensures proper procedures and controls are in place.
  • Analyzes financial and budget management procedures and policies.
  • Assists with E-rate funding program to ensure compliance and adequate funding for library needs.
  • Responsible for overseeing preparation for annual audit, and any audits necessary as required by restricted revenues, donations and grants.
  • Monitors the library's accounting software and data, computers and office equipment to ensure smooth operation. Coordinates the installation of accounting software.
  • Administers the library's insurance policies and maintains agency relationships.
  • Monitors payroll preparation and reporting.
  • Supervises Finance Office staff by creating clear expectations and managing performance against goals.
  • Analyzes investments and manages the library's cash holdings to maximize the safety, liquidity, and yield of all library funds.
  • Responsible for inventory proper recording and financial reporting for the library's fixed assets.
  • Leads team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Leads regular department meetings, attends All Staff Development Days, and other training sessions as required to stay informed and current on changes to library policies and procedures and information pertinent to PCCLD.
  • Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters, telecommunications and print.
  • Stays informed on all Library events throughout the District. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping system, personnel and payroll database and on-line work request system.
  • Serves as ex-officio to the Library Foundation, manages and maintains all fiscal accounts, produces reports, prepares for audits and submits all governmental reporting requirements.
  • Supervises the financial reporting activities for the Nesbitt Employee Association and the Friends of the Library.
  • Spends 5% of work time on duties that contribute to the Pueblo Library Foundation.


  • May serve as Person in Charge to provide back-up coverage in the absence of the Executive Director.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Executive Director.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field plus ten (10) years’ experience in a senior role or Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or Finance and five (5) years’ experience in a senior role is required.
  • Certification as CPA or CPFO is required.
  • Supervisory experience in an administrative capacity is required.

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and applications.
  • Up to date knowledge of current financial and accounting computer applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to oversee a public finance office.
  • Demonstrated verbal, analytical, organizational and writing skills.
  • Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions.

Other Requirements:

  • Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation and credit check.

Salary Range $86,944.00 - $130,416.00 annual


PCCLD offers health insurance including a tele-health service, dental and vision insurance, HSA and FSA plans, employer-paid life insurance, and 401(k) and PERA retirement plans. Full-time employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and personal leave.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pueblo City-County Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including gender orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.