Chief Financial Officer – City of Statesville, NC

Developmental Associates
March 11, 2023
Statesville, United States of America
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The City of Statesville, NC – just north of Charlotte, is seeking a finance executive with significant governmental accounting experience to serve as its next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The Council seeks an approachable leader who holds him/herself and others to high standards of excellence and can create and maintain a culture of high morale and accountability within the department. This executive should have experience modernizing finance departments with demonstrable success in implementing new policies and procedures to increase efficiency and productivity.

About the Organization, Department and Position: The City of Statesville, which operates under the Council-Manager form of government manages electric, water and sewer and airport services in addition to traditional general fund operations with 484 benefitted staff (full and part-time) across 13 departments.

Reporting to the City Manager, the CFO is responsible for oversight and coordination of the entire finance function, including assisting in development and monitoring of the City’s FY 22-23 budget of $144M which is supported by a tax rate of $.5478 per $100 of assessed tax value. The CFO oversees 14 staff including four direct reports. The ideal candidate will have experience working for municipalities who manage their own utilities and needs to either have knowledge of or the capacity to learn the differences between a FERC chart of accounts and traditional government enterprise accounting in order to assess the pros and cons of changing the accounting methods for the electric utility.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, or related field. CPA and/or MBA preferred.  Five years of progressive leadership experience in governmental finance or organization-wide financial management, including two years of supervisory experience. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. NC Local Government Finance Officers Certification is required within one year of hire, contingent upon the availability of the courses. Must have the ability to be bonded and possess a valid driver’s license in the State of NC.

Salary and Benefits: The hiring range is $97,000 to $160,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. The City of Statesville offers an excellent benefits package including a matching 401K with a 2.5% employer match.

To apply, please visit and click on the Chief Financial Officer – City of Statesville, NC title. All applications must be submitted online via the Developmental Associates application portal – NOT the City Employment Application portal, nor any other external website; it is not sufficient to send only a resume. Resumes and cover letters must be uploaded with the application. Applicants should apply by April 9, 2023. Successful semi-finalists will be invited to participate in virtual interviews and skill evaluation on May 9 -10, 2023. Candidates are encouraged to reserve these dates for virtual meetings should they be invited to participate. All inquiries should be emailed to [email protected]. The City of Statesville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The recruitment and selection process is being managed by Developmental Associates, LLC.