City of Mesa, Arizona SeekS a highly experienceD, DynaMic, innOVaTiVe anD prOgreSSiVe financial prOfeSSiOnal TO SerVe aS iTS nexT mesaaz.gov Chief Financial Officer APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECRUITMENT SCHEDULE To be considered for this position, please complete the on-line application at the city’s website: www.mesaaz.gov/jobs/. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be forwarded to CPS Executive Search in this confidential process. This recruitment is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, interested applicants are encouraged to apply by April 1, 2011. Interviews will commence as soon as a qualified pool is established. Specific questions about this opportunity should be directed to Stuart Satow at: CPS EXECUTIVE SEARCH 241 lathrop Way Sacramento, ca 95815 (916) 263-1401 email: firstname.lastname@example.org cpS website: www.cps.ca.gov/search Resumes will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the consultant. Applicants appearing best suited for the City of Mesa will be reported to the City. The City will select a group of finalists who will be invited to participate in an interview in Mesa. An offer of appointment is anticipated shortly thereafter following full reference checks. The City of Mesa respects, values and welcomes diversity in our workforce. To this end, we encourage all interested mesaaz.gov people to apply. CITY OF MESA city clerk, city Magistrate, city attorney and city Auditor. The City operates under the constitution THE IDEAL CANDIDATE COMPENSATION AND STRATEGIC INITIATIVES and laws of the State of Arizona and a City Charter. ideal candidates will be well rounded public finance professionals with in-depth knowledge BENEFITS Economic Development | Quality of Life | Community Mesa provides a full array of municipal services. In The salary range for the Chief Financial Officer and experience in local government accounting Engagement | Financial Stability | Regional Leadership addition to traditional services, the city also owns is $121,638 to $162,968. Actual salary will be and budgeting in a large, full-service municipal and operates several enterprises, including the dependent on the qualifications of the successful organization. Experience in public finance and debt THE COMMUNITY operation of electric, gas, water, wastewater, and solid waste utilities, a baseball stadium (chicago cubs service is critical. Exceptional verbal and written candidate. The City offers an attractive benefit communication skills are essential for success in package that includes: The City of Mesa, one of Arizona’s first master- spring training), two airports, golf courses, a cemetery, this role. Successful candidates will be comfortable planned cities, is located in the southeast part of the amphitheater, conference center, and the Mesa arts in making public presentations. As the City is phoenix metro area with a current population of Center. The City is a customer oriented municipal undergoing the transition to a new financial/human 462,000. Mesa ranks as Arizona’s third largest city organization with approximately 3,622 full-time resources software system, candidates with similar and the 38th largest in the United States. equivalent employees and an operating budget of $1.1 experience in erp implementation will be favorably With over 330 days of sunshine a year, Mesa billion. considered. While technical expertise is expected, encourages a healthy outdoor lifestyle. Seven public for further information about the city of Mesa, see the new cfO will possess exceptional interpersonal and private golf courses exist in the immediate area its web site at www.mesaaz.gov. skills with the proven ability to manage staff through empowerment, delegation, and effective oversight. THE CHIEF FINANCIAL ideal candidates will bring a collaborative approach to engaging the city’s numerous internal customers OFFICER across departments and with the city Manager’s Retirement – Arizona Defined Benefit Retirement management team. As this position will interface with Plan; vesting begins at five (5) years and fully vested following a recent organization assessment, the city members of city council, candidates who possess within ten (10); pre-tax employee contributions; has created the position of Chief Financial Officer the experience/ability to successfully engage elected opportunity to include prior public sector, (CFO). Reporting to the City Manager, the CFO officials will be favorably considered. government and military years of service toward oversees all financial policies, strategies, planning, and forecasts for the City. The CFO will have Specific qUalificaTiOnS are aS fOllOWS: retirement. The City is in Social Security. Deferred management oversight of three primary departments: Compensation plans are also offered. with over a hundred more in the neighboring greater Experience and Education Insurance – Multiple health plan options; city paid Phoenix area. Other outdoor activities such as tennis, Ten years of progressively responsible experience in health and dental insurance for employee; and vision swimming, boating, hunting, fishing, skiing, hiking, and public accounting and finance, including considerable insurance is available. biking are also easily accessible to residents. (3-5 years) supervisory experience is required. A Holidays – 80 hours of holiday pay annually. educational opportunities abound, with institutions of Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or higher learning including Mesa community college, public administration or related field is expected; Vacation Leave – 96 hours per year for first two east Valley institute of Technology, arizona State Master’s degree and CPA designation preferred. (2) years of services, after two (2) years 144 hours University’s Polytechnic campus, A.T. Still University, per year. Competencies and Personal embry-riddle University, and keller graduate School Sick Leave – 96 hours per year; conversion to of Management. Characteristics vacation after accumulation of 1,040 hours of sick With affordable housing, superior schools, a low cost • Possesses a strong sense of personal and professional leave. of doing business, a reasonable tax structure, a skilled ethics with a high degree of integrity. Short & Long Term Disability Insurance – city and well-educated workforce and low crime rate, Business Services (administration, customer • Progressive and technically capable leader who is and employee pay premiums. Mesa offers a highly attractive lifestyle. information and billing operations, materials and candid and open with staff; leads by example, solicits supply, purchasing, revenue collections operations, tax and values the input of others, and establishes strong Life Insurance – city paid employee coverage CITY GOVERNMENT audit and collections, mail and print services); Budget working teams. • Creative and results-oriented problem solver; innovative. for life and accidental death and dismemberment; coverage based on employee salary. Additional life and research; and financial Services (accounting and The city of Mesa operates under the council-manager payroll) and may be responsible for other assigned • Embraces a team environment and a collaborative insurance available. form of government. Six members of the City areas or activities. Department resources include 185 organizational culture. Commuter Insurance – city paid employee council are elected by district to overlapping terms employees and operating budgets of $166.8 million • Politically sensitive and aware without being political. coverage. of four years with the Mayor being elected at-large to for all three departments. This is an at-will exempt • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment. a four-year term. The City Council is the legislative • Possesses exceptional organizational skills. Additional executive benefits include: car allowance, executive position serving as a member of the city body responsible for the overall policies and direction • Outstanding communicator, both orally and in writing; phone allowance, executive physical, and additional Manager’s executive team. of the City. The Council appoints the City Manager, excellent listener. personal day (leave). Relocation assistance is available.
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