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The City of Worcester is an EEO/AA Employer. Preference is given to Worcester residents.

If you wish to apply for this position, the deadline is Open Until Filled. Please note the following application options for this position:
  • The City of Worcester has engaged an executive recruiting firm to facilitate the hiring of CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER. Please view position description below for details and information on how to apply.
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$160,000 +/-, Commensurate with Qualifications


The city of Worcester (population 185,000; Budget: $685.7 million) seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief Financial Officer. The CFO is an Executive Manager and Cabinet member reporting directly to the City Manager. This position oversees the divisions of Treasury and Collection, Budget, Assessing, and Purchasing. The CFO is responsible for: preparation and administration of the annual operating and capital budgets; long-range fiscal planning within the guidelines established by the City Manager; the initiation, conduct, and implementation of administrative research studies; the operational analysis of programs, systems, and procedures to provide a basis for management improvement, control, and decision making; and directing a staff of analysts and assistants, and monitoring financial departments of the city. Worcester has an S&P rating of AA- and a Moody’s rating of Aa3. The successful candidate should have 10 or more years of progressive experience in financial management or leadership for a major company or division of a large government entity or corporation; a master’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field; at least five years’ experience with GAAP; at least five years’ experience dealing with bond rating agencies and municipal debt; and at least five years’ experience working with large financially complex projects. Extensive knowledge of municipal finance and budget management is required. Designation as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred. Successful applicant must be a self-motivated organizational leader and problem solver with a strategic long-term perspective, who is persistent, innovative, trustworthy, team-focused, and able to build consensus and work collaboratively with all constituencies within the city. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and excited to join a dynamic, enthusiastic team that continues to move the city forward. A position statement can be located on Community Paradigm’s website, at www.communityparadigm.com.

Salary: $160K+/- commensurate with qualifications. Worcester is an EOE/AA employer. For additional information related to the position, the city and the application process, contact Bernard Lynch, Principal, Community Paradigm Associates at blynch@communityparadigm.com.

Resumes and cover letters, in confidence, via email in a single PDF, to: apply@communityparadigm.com. Subject: Worcester CFO Search. Position is open until filled with a first round of resume review on April 27, 2020.

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