Summary

The CFO is responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of integrity and transparency within the agency. They will be able to effectively communicate financial information within the agency as well to all other stakeholders and the mayor’s office. The CFO's expertise in financial planning, budgeting, and risk management will play vital roles in enhancing DHS's long-term financial stability, fostering its growth and alignment with the City and County of Denver’s goals.

Description

About Our Job

With competitive pay, great benefits, and endless opportunities, working for the City and County of Denver means seeing yourself working with purpose — for you, and those who benefit from your passion, skills and expertise. Join our diverse, inclusive and talented workforce of more than 11,000 team members who are at the heart of what makes Denver, Denver.

 

What We Offer

The City and County of Denver offers a competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. The salary range for this position is $180,000 – $215,000. We also offer generous benefits for full-time employees which include but are not limited to:

  • A guaranteed life-long monthly pension, once vested after 5 years of service
  • 457B Retirement Plan
  • 140 hours of PTO earned within first year + 11 paid holidays, 1 personal holiday and 1 volunteer day per year
  • Competitive medical, dental and vision plans effective within 1 month of start date

 

Location

The City and County of Denver supports a hybrid workplace model. Employees work where needed, at a job site several days a week and off-site as needed. Employees must work within the state of Colorado on their off-site days.

What You’ll Do

Denver Human Services provides support to one in three Denver residents. We envision a healthy community where people are connected, supported, safe, and well. Our services include food, cash and medical benefits, child support and veteran services, child welfare and adult protection, work opportunities, and more. If you are committed to supporting the health and strength of the community and want to be a part of an engaged workplace, we’d love to work with you! 

Denver Human Services mission is: “Partnering with our community to protect those in harm’s way and help all people in need”. 

Denver Human Services (DHS) is comprised of the following Divisions and program areas: The Family and Adult Assistance Division that supports the public with applying for state and federal public assistance programs;  the Child Support Services Division that assists custodial parents collect child support from the non-custodial parent; the Economic Resilience Division, which provides workforce supports to TANF and SNAP recipients, as well as administering a variety of local programs, the Resource Engagement and Prevention Division, which provides resource referrals and prevention services to Denver residents in collaboration with community partners throughout the City and County of Denver; the Child Welfare and Adult Protection Services Division, which supports child welfare and adult protection; and the support services divisions, which include Performance Improvement and Accountability, Financial Services and Facilities, Safety and Security.

Denver Human Services (DHS) is seeking a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to lead the agency’s financial strategy, manage the fiscal operations, and ensure the long-term financial sustainability of DHS. This role is essential to our organization’s growth and impact in our community.  The CFO is a member of the DHS executive team and is responsible for setting DHS’s broader fiscal vision, strategy, and goals. 

The CFO is responsible for creating and maintaining a culture of integrity and transparency within the agency. They will be able to effectively communicate financial information within the agency as well to all other stakeholders and the mayor’s office. The CFO's expertise in financial planning, budgeting, and risk management will play vital roles in enhancing DHS's long-term financial stability, fostering its growth and alignment with the City and County of Denver’s goals.

A successful candidate will be someone who can generate innovative solutions to challenges, provide strategic vision, anticipate changes, and assess the effectiveness of DHS financial operations.

Additionally, as the CFO, you will:

  • Oversee the annual DHS budget to include managing the Capital budget, collaborating with executive leadership and division directors to ensure accurate financial projections and allocations are made timely 
  • Lead long-term financial planning, and goal setting
  • Maintain and create strong relationships with the DHS executive team, the DHS administration and other city agencies
  • Collaborate with the City’s controller’s office and other city agencies to streamline, create and maintain financial processes
  • Supervises director level positions and below
  • Present DHS’s budget and finances at Audit Committee or City Council hearings including the annual budget hearing
  • Represent DHS at state allocation meetings, legislative workgroups
  • Testify on proposed legislation before the state legislature
  • Meet with state leaders to address questions about Denver’s complex finances and financial processes
  • Review and implement changes to streamline DHS’s financial structure
  • Develop and implement financial plans, policies, and strategies aligned with DHS goals, mission and objectives 
  • Prepare and present accurate and timely financial statements, reports, and analyses.  Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and accounting standards
  • Develop and execute operational strategies to support DHS vision

About You

What You’ll Bring

We value diversity of ethnicity, race, socioeconomic status, sexual identity, gender, religion, language, ability, and experience and exemplify this through the makeup of our team at all levels. You'll be right at home here if you cultivate strong relationships and push yourself, your work, the people around you and Denver to the next level.

Our ideal candidate has some or all the following experience, skills, and characteristics:

  • A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, or a related field is typically required. A master's degree in business administration (MBA) or a relevant discipline is often preferred
  • 7 years of management level work experience which must have included managing subordinate supervisors. 5 years of management experience must include budget and fiscal oversight responsibility, evaluation of business processes, and policy and decision-making experience with planning and organizing multiple programs, projects, operations or functions
  • Proven professional experience in business, state or municipal financial management and track record of proven success and exceptional problem-solving abilities, with a focus on continuous improvement
  • Strong financial acumen and familiarity with local government operations, policies, and public administration is advantageous. Comprehensive knowledge of municipal finance principles, regulations, and reporting requirements is required
  • Ability to interpret and communicate complex financial information within the public sector. The ability to manage and deliver multiple projects with tight deadlines and competing priorities 
  • Ability to quickly build trust within and between the agency to encourage alignment on the DHS strategic vision.  The CFO should have strong leadership skills and the ability to lead and motivate a team effectively. They should be able to provide guidance, support professional growth, and foster a collaborative and inclusive work environment.  The CFO must have and maintain high ethical standards and commitment to maintaining confidentiality and integrity in financial matters
  • Given Denver's diverse community, the CFO should possess cultural competency and awareness of equity issues. They should be able to develop financial management strategies that resonate with diverse populations, promote inclusivity, and address equity considerations in financial management and engagement efforts

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education requirement: Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration or a related field based on a specific position
  • Experience Requirement: Three (3) years of management level work experience which must have included managing subordinate supervisors. One (1) year of management experience must include budget and fiscal oversight responsibility, evaluation of business processes, and policy and decision-making experience with planning and organizing multiple programs, projects, operations or functions
  • Education/Experience Equivalency: Two (2) years of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post high school education.  Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.

To be considered for this position, you must include the following on your job application (upload the attachments) to the Resume/CV section on the My Experience tab:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter

Application Deadline

This position is expected to stay open until February 19th. Please submit your application as soon as possible and no later than February 19th at midnight to ensure consideration.

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Job Profile

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Position Type

Unlimited

Position Salary Range

$149,947.00 – $254,910.00

Starting Pay

$180,000-$215,000 based on experience

Agency

Denver Human Services

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law. 

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