The Cincinnati Parks Chief Financial Officer (CFO) must be an experienced executive with a passion for parks, as well as a commitment to the preservation, maintenance and continuous improvements of the parks system. The CFO provides executive-level leadership for the Park Board and is responsible for managing, a forecasting and identifying trends related to the $24 million All Funds budget and management of Park procurement.
Reporting to the Director, you will provide executive level leadership for the Park Board, while working with the Director to develop budgets, forecast and identify trends, while best positioning the Park Board's assets and funds. You will also oversee special projects; keep the department updated and connected on best financial practice, and often serve as liaison with the Board of Park Commissioners, City of Cincinnati Budget and Evaluation Department, Finance Department and other organizations. Finally, you are called upon to facilitate change and collaboration in addition to financial tracking and compliance. You are vital to the short and long-term success of the Park Board.
Each applicant must have five years of experience in accounting, budget preparation, technical report writing, process improvement, research and development, computer expertise, and complex problem solving/decision making. A proven record of supervisory experience, achievement, and strong demonstrations of teamwork that motivates and builds high morale within a work program is required. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Each applicant must have a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in accounting, finance, or business related discipline. A Master's Degree and Certified Public Accountant licensure is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: negotiable
About Cincy Parks
Cincinnati Parks include hill-top parks with spectacular views, a 1,459-acre forest to explore, Krohn Conservatory’s year-round greenery, nature centers that host family programs, architectural gems to host your special event, picnic areas galore, enclosed dog parks: these are some of the great features of Cincinnati Parks. But the best feature of our parks…You!
The City of Cincinnati Park’s system has been rated ‘excellent’ by the Trust for Public Land for leveraging and finding funding sources that allows us to conserve and maintain our beautiful parks. Cincinnati Parks ensures that everyone enjoys close-to-home access to a park, playground, or natural area.
Cincinnati Parks maintains parkways and neighborhood gateways in addition to managing Cincinnati’s Street Tree program on 1,000 miles of city streets.
The Cincinnati Park Board operates five nature centers, an arboretum and one of the largest public plant conservatories in the country. Our public art collection is the Midwest’s largest.
Add it up, and Cincinnati Parks manages more than 10 percent of city land.