DeKalb Co., GA Seeks A Chief Financial Officer / CFO
(Salary up to $185,000+ DOQ/E + Excellent Benefits)
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DeKalb County is Georgia’s third largest county with approximately 700,000 residents. The county covers approximately 271 square miles, consisting of a portion of Atlanta, Decatur, and many other communities. DeKalb County is one of the most culturally diverse communities in America and home to a significant number of prominent businesses and cherished institutions, including the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Emory University, and the American Cancer Society, to name a few.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is appointed by and has a dual reporting responsibility to the CEO and the Board of Commissioners (BOC). The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the County’s top elected official. The County’s Tax Fund Budget is approximately $607 million, with a total annual budget of over $1.27 billion, not including capital appropriations.
The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) oversees the Finance Department and a budget of approximately $18.2M, and a staff of 155 that includes an Assistant Director of Finance and four Deputy Directors. The CFO advises the CEO and BOC on fiscal affairs. The Finance Department consists of the following functions: Grants and Capital Management, Treasury, Accounting Services, Financial Reporting and Analysis, Business Licensing and Auditing, Risk Management and Employee Benefits.
DeKalb County Government offers an opportunity for a proven, highly skilled Chief Financial Officer to serve as the County’s key adviser on all finance matters. This individual will be a member of the CEO’s executive management team.Candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or a related field. A CPA and/or advanced degree are preferred. To be considered, candidates must have at least 12 years of progressively responsible experience in public sector finance, financial management or a related field, including 5 years of senior managerial experience.
Because of your position in local government, we are seeking your assistance in identifying candidates for this position. If you are aware of highly motivated finance professionals that might have an interest, please forward this link to them: https://springsted-waters.recruitmenthome.com/postings/1571.
This position is open until filled; however, candidates are encouraged to submit their applications by Friday, October 20, 2017. For more information contact Art Davis at email@example.com, or by phone at 816.868.7042.
It’s In DeKalb
From Stone Mountain Park, home of the world’s largest free-standing piece of exposed granite, to its popular Perimeter commercial district and its 269 square miles teeming with residents who speak 140 different languages, “It’s In DeKalb.”
Located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, DeKalb is the fourth most populous county in the state, with approximately 735,000 residents, acc...ording to 2016 U.S. Census Community Facts population estimates.
That’s a far cry from its rural beginnings in 1822 as the state’s 56th county, formed from parts of Henry, Fayette and Gwinnett counties with an 1830 population of 10,042.
The county was named after German-born Johann de Kolb, a self-proclaimed baron who aided the colonists in their fight for independence. Decatur, its county seat, located at the trading post at the intersection of two Native American trails, was named for Stephen Decatur, a naval hero in the War of 1812.
It was in July 1864 that DeKalb County got its first taste of war. The Battle of Atlanta, which pitted William T. Sherman’s Union forces against Confederate soldiers, was fought primarily in the Decatur area.
In addition to a portion of Atlanta, several cities have joined Decatur: Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stonecrest, Stone Mountain and Tucker.
If you’re looking for a natural retreat from hustle and bustle, “It’s In DeKalb.” Joining the county’s most well-known attraction, Stone Mountain Park, home of the world’s largest relief sculpture, is Davidson Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve, a 2,000-acre park with granite outcrop, wetlands, pine and oak forests, streams and a lake. Additionally, dozens of county parks and recreation centers are spaced throughout the county.
For those looking to experience a local cultural venue, “It’s in DeKalb” with its various history, science and art centers, museums and libraries.
Those seeking a selection of higher education opportunities need look no further, because “It’s In DeKalb,” with its 12 colleges and universities such as Agnes Scott College, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emory University, Georgia Piedmont Technical College, Georgia State University Georgia-Perimeter College and Oglethorpe University.
Employment opportunities are plentiful for the ready-for-business county with such major employers as Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, DeKalb Medical, Emory Healthcare, State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Company, The Kroger Company and United Parcel Service, in addition to the DeKalb County Government and DeKalb County School District.
So whether it’s cultural diversity, natural attractions, higher education options or a business-ready environment with employment opportunities, “It’s In DeKalb.”