Chief Financial Officer by jolinmilioncherie


									                                                                                                                                 City of Mesa, Arizona
                                                                                               SeekS a highly experienceD, DynaMic, innOVaTiVe anD
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                                                                                                    Chief Financial Officer
To be considered for this position, please complete the on-line application at the city’s
website: 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
                        cpS website:

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                                                                                           
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
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                             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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