Press Release (SpringsGov.com)
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking applicants to fill the City’s open position; Chief Financial Officer. The chief financial officer (CFO) reports to the chief of staff/chief administrative officer, and is responsible for all accounting and treasury functions. This position directs the financial functions of the City including budget, fiscal and strategic planning, all aspects of accounting, sales tax collections, parking enterprise, grant management, and investments. The CFO develops fiscal policies, short and long term financial goals, and consults to and advises the chief of staff and the mayor. The chief financial officer directs the development of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), district and enterprise financial statements, annual budget, strategic plan, and all cost allocations. The CFO may participate on special committees as required.
The City of Colorado Springs is looking for candidates who demonstrate:
Thorough knowledge or transferrable knowledge of the applicable federal, state, and local laws and administrative policies governing municipal finance
Ability to direct comprehensive financial programs, prepare comprehensive municipal financial reports, and prepare complex financial analyses
Colorado Springs, with an estimated population of 457,715, occupies 195 square miles at the base of majestic Pikes Peak – America's Mountain and enjoys nearly 300 days of sunshine per year. Colorado Springs is the state's largest city in terms of area and second to Denver in population. The "Springs" is home to several military establishments, including the Air Force Academy, many colleges and universities, the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters, and over 40 different sports organizations. Colorado Springs is a thriving city with over 30 Fortune 500 companies and a leader in the aerospace and defense industries. It also has a diverse collection of non-profit organizations and businesses with a large number of tourist attractions. Colorado Springs ranked 5th in the US News and World Report 2016 Best Places to Live in the United States.
The City of Colorado Springs, which is among the community's largest employers, is organized as a home rule Council-Mayor form of municipal government with a popularly elected mayor and nine council members.
To learn more about the City of Colorado Springs as an employer and what this beautiful city has to offer as a place to live and work by clicking on the following links: https://coloradosprings.gov/sites/default/files/candidate_info_packet_1.20.17_-_updated.pdf
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