Assistant Director, Chief Financial Officer

Job Posting Announcement

Posting Date: 03/02/2022

Classification: Operations Manager I

Bargaining Unit: Exempt/MAPS – Unrepresented

Salary Range: $100,000 through $121,000

Location: 417 E. Fayette Street- Charles Benton Building

Status: Full-Time/Regular

About City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) coordinates and directs workforce development initiatives responsive to the needs of Baltimore City employees and job seekers in order to enhance and promote the local economy. At MOED, we view our mission broadly to deliver economic justice to our city. To us, economic justice means creating an equitable workforce system for all residents – especially those who have been generationally and systemically disadvantaged – one that is responsive to their needs and ensures viable economic opportunities. We believe that every resident deserves the opportunity for meaningful work and a hopeful future. Our vision is for all City residents to maximize their career potential and all employers to have the human resources to grow and prosper – a workforce system that works.

Position Overview

The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development seeks a tenacious and highly collaborative leader to join our team as our next Chief Financial Officer. The contributions of the CFO will make a lasting impact within the agency as we drive to help deliver economic justice to our city. Acting as a trusted team member who works in close partnership with the Director, Chief of Staff and other agency leaders, the CFO will lead and oversee the finances of the organization and contracting unit, providing strategic expertise on how best to utilize resources and ensure the agency maintains compliance.

This is an exciting role for someone whose leadership style embodies a mix of transformational and servant-leadership and for an individual that is driven by motivating teams and establishing processes and systems that promote the most efficient work practices.

The Chief Financial Officer reports to the agency Director. The Finance and Contracting Division of MOED currently includes full-time staff. The position will develop and oversee a budget of between $20-50 million including private funds raised to support agency activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with senior leadership: administer and review all financial plans and budget; monitor progress and changes and keep senior leadership team abreast of organization’s financial status. Provide effective management of the on-going, agency-wide budget versus actual review, remediation and reporting processes.
  • Oversee the MOED finance department to include:
    • Oversight of all financial, program and grant accounting
    • Compliance with Federal, State and Baltimore City laws, regulations and program requirements
    • Lead the contracts and procurement management unit and ensure that goods and services are procured in a timely basis
    • Supervise the Agency’s "Time and Effort" reporting to federal, state, and city officials
    • Maintain the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual
    • Coordinate and lead the fiscal audit process, serve as the primary point of contact with external auditors, respond to any audit finding, and implement changes to improve processes as needed.
    • Represent the agency, when called upon, before the city’s Bureau of Estimates and the City Council, on behalf of the Agency Director and/or matters including, but not limited to: budget submissions and spending authority requests; contracting requests; and, other legal and financial matters.
    • Engage and communicate with the Agency Director, Chief of Staff and senior leaders regarding strategic recommendations for programs, projects and policies which impact the organization to assure that they are timely, accurately and adequately informed for decision making purposes.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Experience managing mixed and complex revenue streams (public funding, philanthropic support, etc.)
    • Proficient with Federal, state and local grant compliance and reporting requirements
    • Experience in the oversight and review of financial transactions;
    • Strong leader able to manage a team to get results
    • Team player that can work with peers to improve outcomes
    • Knowledge of supervisory, human resource and administrative practices and procedures.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other agencies (federal, state, and local), public and private agencies, and MOED associates
    • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and make persuasive presentations
    • Ability to assign and review the work of employees
    • Ability to organize work in order to meet established deadlines
    • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks
    • Must be computer literate and familiar with word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications (i.e. MS Word, Excel, Access, etc.)

    Required Education and Experience

    • A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or other related field from an accredited college or university
    • Plus minimum of 6 years of leadership and management experience overseeing all finance functions ideally with public sector experience

    City of Baltimore, Mayor’s Office of Employment Development is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider