The Director of Finance reports to the Chief of Staffand will also work closely with the Deputy Chiefs of Staff. The Director supervises the Division of Taxation, Division of Treasury, Division of Accounts, Division of Purchasing, Office of Budget & Management (Financial Planning & Analysis), and the Division of Debt and Capital Program Financing.The Director of Finance will be expected to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City Departments and Divisions, business and community groups, outside auditors, state and federal officials, underwriters and rating agencies, independent financial advisors, systems vendors, and key consultants.
The Director of Finance is responsible for the overall administration and oversight of all operations and activities of the Fiscal Administration of the City of Toledo.The Director of Finance will review and offer recommendations related to best practices for the operations of the City’s Fiscal Administration system so as to achieve improvements, transformational realignment, and efficiencies.
The Director of Finance shall endeavor to create a world-class organization to deliver Finance and other related “back office” services at significantly less cost and achieve these efficiency advantages without sacrificing effectiveness by simplifying/standardizing processes (i.e. eliminate unnecessary complexity) as well as leveraging technology (i.e. utilize fully integrated systems, deploy common data standards/repositories, promote self-service, etc.).
The Director of Finance shall take appropriate steps to identify and implement improvements to City finance operations to minimize “end to end” processing costs and to selectively replace current IT systems to boost productivity and allow reduction of work hours devoted to financial accounting.
The Director of Finance shall take steps to create a more robust Office of Management & Budget that is not only responsible for the preparation, analysis and interpretation of financial and management performance data for current operations, but also develop processes for financial planning that will measure operational and financial performance, prioritize programs and services, evaluate the benefits to stakeholders, and responsibly and prudently manage scarce financial resources.
A Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Public Administration, Public Policy or related field is expected or any combination of experience and education to successfully perform the duties. Candidates who hold CPA, CPFO, or CGFM certifications are strongly encouraged to apply.
The preferred candidate will have a minimum of 5 years of experience in the management of financial matters of political subdivisions or comparable public sector entities. He/she shall have a record of expanding responsibilities in financial functions in public accountancy, corporations, or government. Experience in treasury, priority-based budgeting, IT financial systems, and internal audit or other relevant experience is also highly valued.
About City of Toledo
Founded in 1833, Toledo has become well known for its industry, particularly in auto assembly and glass (hence the nickname "The Glass City"). Toledo is now at the heart of the New Manufacturing Economy, which is entrepreneurial in spirit. The Toledo area recognizes and celebrates this spirit. Toledo is the perfect place to increase your opportunities - this area has talent, capital and networks.
Generations of the region's inhabitants recognized the Toledo area's extraordinary mixture of opportunity, culture, affordability, accessibility and beauty and are dedicated to creating deep, lasting roots here. The cultural and social investments that were made in the past continue to welcome new generations today.
Visiting and Living
Whether you're looking for on or off campus activities, there is something for everyone in Toledo! Toledo is the fourth largest city in the state of Ohio and is centrally located to large cities, including:
Ann Arbor, MI - One hour away
Detroit Metro Airport (Romulus, MI) - 55 minutes away
Chicago, IL - 4+ hours away
Cleveland, OH - 2+ hours away
Detroit, MI - 1+ hour away
New York, NY - 9 hours away
Pittsburg, PA - 4+ hours... away
Washington, D.C. - 8 hours and 30 minutes away
Don't have a car? No problem! All of these great cities can be accessed by the Megabus, which runs to these cities for a low fare. So if you need a weekend away or just want to see new sites, check out these cities that are close by! Not only does Toledo have a Megabus station but the Amtrak Train also runs through it! This makes it easier to reach New York and Washington, DC as well as many other cities!
If you're looking to stay in Toledo and don't have a car on campus, there are many ways to see the sites of Toledo. The city has a public bus transportation system called TARTA and will take you anywhere you need to go. There is even a dedicated stop at the Transportation Center on main campus. Another transportation option is UT Rides, which is offered through Black and White Transportation. If you want to check out the Toledo Museum of Art or Franklin Park Mall, UT offers shuttles that will drop you off and pick you up!
Actor Jamie Farr of M*A*S*H is from Toledo and mentioned the city during his on-air days.
Toledo has its own theme song: "We're Strong for Toledo."
Toledo was once claimed by both Ohio and Michigan, which led to the "Toledo War" in 1835 (Ohio gained Toledo while Michigan gained the Upper Peninsula).
Tony Packo's hot dog sauce went to outer space aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1997.
Some of Toledo's nicknames over the years have included "The Glass City," "Frogtown" and "A Renaissance City."
The Toledo Zoo, constantly rated as one of the nation's 10 best, was the first zoo to feature a hippoquarium-style exhibit.
In honor of the "sister city" relationship between Toledo, Ohio and Toledo, Spain, the Toledo Zoo incorporated Spanish architecture into their building designs throughout the zoo.
Toledo has long been rumored to have the "most restaurants per capita" in the country.
Toledo is the fourth largest city in Ohio.
The Toledo Mud Hens are one of minor league baseball's oldest teams in continuous operation, having first played in 1896.