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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Location: Seattle, wa
Job # 6118433
The Chief financial officer is the strategic financial adviser to the leadership team, financial steward for the department across its many funds, and standard Bearer for ensuring exemplary financial management practices throughout the department. As a member of the department's leadership team and reporting to the Chief Administrative Officer, this position works directly with the department director and lead team on achieving long range objectives with the near term focus on providing guidance in reaching financial stability and sustainability for the department's largest fund. It sets the direction and standards for effective financial management in a complex revenue and regulatory environment. It provides day-to-day guidance and expertise to finance professionals throughout the department. 
Examples of duties:
  • Lead continuous efforts to strengthen financial management throughout the department to achieve the objectives of the Financial management project including:
    • Ensure that County, department, GAAP, and GAAS standards are followed across the department's financial practices;
    • Implement standard work, policies and procedures, training, and performance management for finance functions at all levels of the department;
    • Work with department leaders on aligning the role and responsibilities of the department's central finance section to fit the long term needs of the department.
  • Provide financial analyses, insights, and recommendations to support department leadership in making operational decisions:
    • Assess drivers of immediate and long term financial sustainability;
    • Identify risks and counter measures;
    • Forecast financial results across different operational scenarios;
    • Provide guidance and support on the methodologies and analyses for developing rates and fees;
    • Integrate Equity and Social Justice considerations into financial analyses and recommendations;
    • Develop options informed by sound financial principles and analyses.
  • Deliver Biennial budgets that align with business plans and are transparent, accurate and understandable;
  • Oversee the management of daily operations of finance section and related responsibilities: accounting services (billing grants, payroll, cash collection), grant administration (Medicaid administration, Stat consolidated contract, audit liaison, sub-recipient monitoring), and budget and forecasting (quarterly budget forecasting and monitoring, biennial budget preparation, and budget and scenario modeling).
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, Finance or other related business field AND five years of experience in public or health care financial administration.
  • Advanced knowledge of current standards and developing trends in public sector budgeting, government fund accounting, financing, managerial and financial accounting including Federal and State grant accounting and reporting.
  • Advanced Knowledge of GAAP, GAAS, and internal control practices and techniques.
  • Demonstrated Knowledge and skills in methods and statistical techniques for sound financial budgetary analyses and economic forecasting.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a vision for the future, build and maintain support for it across affected groups, and execute a plan for achieving it.
  • A certified public accountants license or advanced degree in accounting is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with government rates, rate setting, and legal accounting parameters around rates is preferred.

    Location: Seattle
    Duration: 4-6 Months 
    Pay rate : $55.00
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