The Management Services Director / CFO is responsible for the overall development of financial management, planning and budgeting; represents the City financially regarding collective bargaining; and has overall responsibility for the Budget, Accounting, Purchasing and treasury functions of the City.
Examples of Duties: A qualified individual with a disability must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
Serves as a member of the City Manager’s leadership team ensuring that City Commission, administration and citizen priorities are included in long-range planning.
Develops city-wide financial management planning including long-term and short-term fiscal/cash flow budgeting/monitoring, financial reporting, capital project financing, optimization of debt vs. cash financing, and financial planning and policy development.
Manages the internal insurance fund including illustrative benefit rates, short and long term benefit financing, stop-loss insurance policies, fleet financial modeling and policy development.
Represents Management Services as an economic and financial agent for City’s collective bargaining team. Provides a proactive and effective relationship between Management Services, the collective bargaining team, labor units, attorneys and the City Manager’s Office.
Has overall responsibility for the Treasury, Assessing, Financial Services, Budget, Accounting and Purchasing divisions.
Oversees retirement benefits administration including pension benefit estimates and calculation, retiree health care benefits, and annual actuarial studies. Manages the Trust finds including asset allocation investment placement and liquidation, and rebalancing.
Directs various committees including the Retirement Investment Committee and the Pension Board of Trustees.
Oversees functions relative to debt issuance, debt administration/accounting, debt reporting and disclosure, debt defeasance, debt refinancing and debt ratings.
Partners with human resources relative to performance management, progressive discipline, attendance practices, policies, staffing, and terminations; provides positive and constructive training, coaching, and feedback to employees.
Maintains positive employee relations, ensuring practices are fair and consistent with the City philosophy; leads and models a positive employee culture.
Prepares and responds to written correspondence; memos and reports; discusses community concerns with citizens and groups.
Represents the department with the public and media
Promotes continuous improvement in staff, technology, facilities and equipment.
Supervises and evaluates staff including the delegation of work, performance reviews, training and development, and discipline in accordance with City policies, procedures and union contracts.
Performs other related duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or related field required.
Master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration or a related field preferred.
Minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management within a municipality or related experience and five years of supervisory experience.
Strong, clear communication skills and excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to effectively and positively communicate with the public and all levels within the organization.
Demonstrates a sense of urgency, prioritizes well, shows energy, responds to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and meets deadlines.
Previous experience with preparing reports, researching information, gathering, analyzing and interpreting data.
About City of Kalamazoo
The City of Kalamazoo is located in the heart of southwest Michigan west of Detroit by 130 miles and east of Chicago by 140 miles. Kalamazoo is the county seat of Kalamazoo County and has approximately 75,000 residents. Kalamazoo has big city amenities with a hometown feel. Kalamazoo boasts the Kalamazoo Promise, a nationally recognized program that provides up to 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools to attend a Michigan institution of higher education. The City of Kalamazoo operates under a Commission-Manager form of government. Six Commissioners are elected at large to four-year alternating terms every two years, with the candidate receiving the most votes becoming the Vice Mayor. The Mayor is elected separately every two years. The City Manager is appointed by the City Commission, as is the City Attorney, City Clerk and Internal Auditor. All other employees report to the City Manager.The City of Kalamazoo is a full service city of 658 full time employees operating with the following departments: Community Planning and Economic Development, Human Resources/Labor Relations, Information and Technology, Management Services, Parks and Recreation, Public Safety and Public Services.
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