Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Town of Oro Valley
Location of position: 
Oro Valley, AZ
$114,903 - $129,266
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 6, 2019
Job Description: 

The Position:

The upscale, growing, suburban community of Oro Valley, Arizona, located three miles north of Tucson, is in search of a Chief Financial Officer (CFO). In 2017, Oro Valley was rated the safest city in Arizona by SafeWise and the best small city in Arizona by WalletHub. Highly-educated residents, ample parks and greenspace, and stunning natural landscapes provide for an exceptionally high quality of life.

The CFO is responsible for the administration, supervision, management oversight, and coordination of financial operations, including accounting, budgeting, forecasting, payroll, audit coordination, and purchasing. The CFO plans, directs, reviews, and manages department activities encompassing a wide range of internal support services, including the Town’s operating budget, capital improvement program, financial accounting and reporting, revenue collection, payroll, and procurement. The Town uses Munis software for all financial functions.

The CFO performs administrative functions on behalf of the Town’s self-insured medical and prescription plan and complies with the Town’s HIPAA Privacy Policies and Procedures, especially as it pertains to the use and disclosure of Protected Health Information. The CFO reviews and approves formal performance evaluations, develops and implements disciplinary actions, and assigns, tracks, and reviews work assignments and progress of assigned department staff. While providing highly-responsible and complex administrative support to Town management, the CFO also supervises, motivates, and provides direction and guidance to assigned staff, ensuring department goals and objectives align with the Council-adopted Strategic Leadership Plan.

The position is open after 14 years of service from the former Chief Financial Officer, who recently left to accept a position elsewhere.

Minimum and Preferred Qualifications:

The minimum qualifications are any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, or a related field and seven years of experience in public finance, including three years at a managerial/supervisory level.

Preferred qualifications include experience with long-term financial forecasts, working with citizen committees, meeting high customer expectations, and providing advice and support to move Town priorities forward. A master’s degree and licensure as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) are preferred.

Compensation Depending upon qualifications, the expected hiring range for this position is $114,903 to $129,266. The Town offers an excellent benefits package including 176 hours of vacation leave per year, 96 hours of sick leave per year, 12 paid holidays and one birthday holiday per year, health benefits, an onsite health clinic for employee and dependents, an employee wellness program, and retirement benefits through the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS).

How to Apply Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at

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 December 16, 2019.