City of Tampa

Chief Financial Officer (#009050) MN

$67.91-$116.18 Hourly / $11,771.07-$20,137.87 Monthly / $141,252.80-$241,654.40 Yearly


This is highly responsible professional and managerial work serving as chief financial officer of the city.

Nature Of Work

Under administrative direction, coordinates and directs budgeting, financial planning, general accounting, investments, grant administration, and pension administration. Work is of unusual difficulty requiring the exercise of extensive initiative and independent judgment. Employee serves as a member of the Mayor’s Executive Staff. Work is reviewed through conferences, reports submitted, and results achieved. Appointed position; employee serves at the pleasure of the Mayor. As outlined in the City Charter, the incumbent must reside within the City of Tampa or be willing to relocate.

Examples of Duties

Directs and develops policies for Finance Divisions including planning, budgeting, general accounting, investments, grants administration, and pension administration.

Manages fiscal affairs of the city, involving such activities as preparation of the budget, financial statements and reports, and the control of expenditures within approved appropriations; the collecting of fees for licenses and permits, public improvement assessments and other monies due the city; coordinating grant planning and support; auditing of accounts and claims against the city; and authorizing and accounting for the disbursement of funds.

Deposits city funds in authorized depositories; manages the sinking funds, the preparation and sale of municipal bond issues, and the handling of city investments.

Confers with city officials and department directors on financial matters; participates in Mayor’s Executive Staff meetings; makes presentations to City Council; coordinates special programs and research relating to financial matters.

Prepares reports and correspondence; assigns, develops and evaluates staff; manages unit budget and work processes.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Comprehensive knowledge of: internal accounting control principles and practices; methods and sources to invest city funds; municipal administration and organization; federal and state laws relating to job duties.

Extensive knowledge of: modern accounting principles and practices and budgeting principles; governmental accounting standards; modern management practices and procedures; application of data processing to accounting systems and financial analysis.

Ability to: plan, assign, direct and coordinate the work of professional, paraprofessional and clerical employees in a manner that promotes full performance; write and speak clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication settings; establish and maintain effective working relationships with city officials, directors, managers and other employees, and the general public; set clear objectives and measures and monitor process, progress and results; plan, organize and refine procedures.

Suggested Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s, preferably a master’s, degree in accounting, finance, business or public administration and five (5) years of accounting experience, of which at least four years shall have involved management and supervision of the preparation and maintenance of complex accounting records; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid drivers' license required.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 009050; EST: 8/14/2013;