City Treasurer/CFO

City of Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale, Arizona (US)
$161,179 to $234,353 (DOQ)
Nov 20, 2020
Dec 07, 2020
Job Role
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification

The City of Scottsdale, Arizona is offering an exciting career opportunity for a top-level financial management professional to serve as City Treasurer. As a Charter Officer, the City Treasurer is responsible for investment and management of all City funds, providing timely financial reports and analysis, and managing Scottsdale’s budget, finance, accounting, purchasing, and business services as well as utility billing. In addition, the City Treasurer's Office oversees and directs the issuance and management of debt. The City Treasurer also functions as the top financial advisor, equivalent to the Chief Financial Officer, to the City Council and works collaboratively with the City Manager and other City Directors. The City Treasurer has oversight of five sections that are supported by a total staff of 102.75 FTEs.

Responsibilities of the City Treasurer
As a Charter Officer appointed by the City Council, the City Treasurer works under legislative authority and executive-level policy direction of the City Council. The City Treasurer performs executive management duties involved in overseeing the activities and functions including supervising staff and performing highly advanced administrative and financial management work in overseeing a wide range of duties. The City Treasurer functions as a highlevel financial advisor more in alignment with the full range of responsibilities of a Chief Financial Officer. In addition to providing recommendations and advice to the City Council regarding fiscal matters and issues, the City Treasurer also coordinates City financial matters with the City Manager, City officials, executives, managers, and others.

Over-arching responsibilities for this executive leadership position include:

  • Provide executive leadership and promote stewardship, transparency, and public trust;
  • Plan, recommend, and implement City-wide financial strategies and activities related to the administration of investment, financing, budget, finance and accounting and banking programs;
  • Monitor financial trends, the City budget, investment portfolios, economic conditions, and markets to predict impact on the City Treasury and overall financial position;
  • Perform short-term and long-term strategic financial planning;
  • Develop and recommend City financial policies and actions to the City Council as appropriate; and
  • Evaluate legislation affecting the Treasury, debt issuance and other fiscal matters.

Required Qualifications
The City Council will select a City Treasurer who has a unique and compelling combination of skills, experiences, and successes. The guidelines for consideration include:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting, or a closely related field from an accredited educational institution.
  • Ten years of experience in financial management positions.
  • An equivalent combination of education and job-related experience may substitute for the educational requirements on a year-for-year basis.
  • Preferred:
    • Governmental entity experience at the federal, state, or local level.
    • Master’s Degree in Finance or Business.

License / Professional Credentials: CPA is required at time of application.

Residency Requirement: The selected candidate must live within the municipal boundaries of the City of Scottsdale within six months of appointment.

Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for this position is $161,179 to $234,353 (DOQ). As a Charter Officer, the City of Scottsdale offers a benefit package including vacation, holiday, and medical leave, medical, dental, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance. Eligible employees are members of the Arizona State Retirement System. Additionally, the City of Scottsdale offers tuition reimbursement and additional benefits such as 457 deferred compensation, optional Health Savings Account, Flexible Spending Accounts, and more. 

Please refer to the Recruitment Brochure for further job information. 

Interested candidates should apply by submitting a comprehensive resume and compelling cover letter by Monday, December 7, 2020.

Important to note, all applicants need to be aware that all Charter Officers for the City of Scottsdale are required to live within the municipal boundaries within six months of appointment.