Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
Cochise County Finance Department
Location of position: 
Bisbee, AZ
Wage/Salary: 
Anticipated hiring range $100,000 – $125,000
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 10, 2019
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Job Description: 

Typical Duties:

  • Serves as Chief Financial Officer for the County;
  • Provides adminis­trative direction for the Finance Department, including payroll, accounting, and purchasing;
  • Identifies and recommends methods to improve management and operations of the Finance Department involving enhanced work processes, responsiveness, efficient use of resources and quality service delivery;
  • Monitors and assesses operating results;
  • Tracks and forecasts revenues and fund balances;
  • Recommends any necessary and prudent budget modifications;
  • Plans, develops and revises department's policies and procedures;
  • Oversees the production of various complex financial accounting reports, including Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFRs);
  • Participates in the development of specifications for contracts and proposals following legal guidelines;
  • Assures department's activities are following all laws, policies, regulations, and the County's strategic direction;
  • Works cooperatively with individual departments in identifying and analyzing requirements and problems;
  • Plans, coordinates, and reconciles with State auditors regarding annual audit findings and results;
  • Oversees and manages bond activity, records and ensures compliance with federal and state reporting requirements;
  • Serves as member of the Cochise County leadership team, assisting in setting of overall strategic goals, policies, direction and financial goals for Cochise County.

Minimum Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Financial Management, or related field; seven (7) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in government, five (5) years must be in a supervisory accounting or business manager capacity in the public sector; OR, an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training which provides the desired knowledge, skills, and abilities of this classification; must possess and maintain a valid Arizona driver's license if position duties require.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, and 5 years' progressively responsible experience related to the management or budgeting of governmental accounting and financial reporting; Certified Public Financial Officer (CPFO) or Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

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Position is open until filled and may close at any time.

Located in the mile-high city of Bisbee, Arizona, our residents enjoy a high quality of life with clean air and some of the best weather in the nation! Cochise County offers a comprehensive benefits package to include membership in the Arizona State Retirement System.