May 26, 2011 at 2:56 pm #131347
The City of Reno is looking for a Finance Director to strategically approach the economic challenges facing the City. Reno is a full-service city with a total budget of $165 million and has approximately 1,100 full-time employees. Reno’s population is 220,000 and is the largest city in northern Nevada.
The ideal candidate will be a seasoned professional with a strong financial and debt management background. The individual selected will be creative and knowledgeable about municipal financing programs and will have the ability to critically evaluate various approaches.
In addition, the ideal candidate will have knowledge of regulations and rules impacting public finance, as well as knowledge and experience in the requirements of obtaining and maintaining a high credit rating. Experience as the chief spokesperson on financial matters, particularly working with rating agencies and the media, is essential. The selected candidate will develop long-term planning tools to effectively manage the City’s finances during an economic downturn.
This City seeks an individual who has the ability to assess and formulate strategies to navigate the ongoing budget impacts caused by the recession, defending the municipal revenue stream and working to minimize the impact of actions by the State Legislature, preparing and implementing financial policies, working toward a possible shared services purchasing model with other local agencies, and negotiating debt restructuring in a difficult market.
The successful candidate will have ten years of increasingly responsible finance experience including three years of management and administrative responsibility with a large, complex agency involving planning, organization and execution of a variety of work programs, including strong debt management experience. The position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, public administration, business administration, or a related field preferred. CPA designation and/or Master’s Degree is desirable. Similar private sector experience will be considered.
To learn more about this opening, visit http://careers.govtjobs.com/c/job.cfm?vnet=0&site_id=9366&t731=202975&jb=8007468
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