Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Organization: City of Delray Beach, Florida
Salary: Anticipated beginning salary $100,000 - $130,000, negotiable DOQ’s
Close Date: Open until filled. First review of resumes scheduled for August 17, 2015.

Job Description:

The City of Delray Beach is located in Palm Beach County on the Atlantic shoreline. The City was first settled as an agricultural community in 1895. Although first incorporated in 1911, it was later incorporated as the City of Delray Beach in 1927. The City has a current estimated permanent population of 64,600 with another estimated 12,600 seasonal residents.

Delray Beach is known nationally and internationally for its trendy downtown, scenic vistas and vibrant arts district. The City hosts hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who are attracted to spectacular events such as the 100-foot Christmas Tree Lighting, First Night New Year's Eve celebration, St. Patrick's Day parade and Fourth of July festivities. Home to major tennis events, the City is also a popular venue for outdoor arts & crafts festivals, musical and theatre performances, unique street fairs and holiday parades.

Delray Beach is a full service city with a Commission-Manager form of local government. The Mayor is elected at large on a non-partisan basis every three (3) years and presides over four (4) Commissioners who are elected at large on a non-partisan basis for three (3) year overlapping terms. The City Commission sets policy, approves legislation, adopts the annual budget and sets rates and fees. The City Commission appoints the City Attorney and the City Manager. The City Manager is the chief administrative officer of the City and is charged with overseeing the daily business of the City and is responsible for the supervision of the City departments and employees. Delray Beach department heads serve at the pleasure of the City Manager.

Delray Beach provides a full range of community services including Public Safety; Parks and Recreation,
Environmental Services, Community Improvements, General Administrative Services and Financial Support Services. The City’s Finance Department is responsible for Accounting, Treasury, Budget, Purchasing, Risk Management and Utilities Customer Service.

This search is part of the City’s succession planning program. Ideal candidates either now or soon will be fully qualified to step into the CFO position. The incumbent CFO has no immediate plans to leave. The Asst. CFO will be appointed by the City Manager and will report to the CFO. The Asst. CFO will function in partnership with the CFO. Success will require a dynamic individual who can withstand pressure and is not easily intimidated by other strong personalities.

Requires graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Business or Financial Management and five (5) years of experience as a local government Finance Director or Assistant Finance Director. Must have current knowledge of governmental accounting principles, GASB, regulations, computer systems pertaining to accounting and financial management, budgeting and financial reporting systems and pension plan administration. Must be able to analyze financial data and discern underlying problems, to lead, manage, motivate and develop assigned staff and to communicate effectively orally and in writing. Must be able to adapt to an evolving and continually improving environment. Florida local government finance experience is highly preferred. Also preferred are CGFM, CPFO and/or CPA certifications. Must be bondable. Visit the City’s website at:

Open until filled. First review of resumes scheduled for August 17, 2015. To apply, please submit a letter of interest, resume and current salary to:

Robert E. Slavin, President
3040 Holcomb Bridge Road, Suite A-1
Norcross, Georgia 30071
Phone: (770) 449-4656
Fax: (770) 416-0848

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