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6/6/2017 Member News
Municipal Job Update / Municipal Solutions

Municipal Job Opportunities #9
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  • CFO for Decatur, AL
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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
City of Decatur, AL 
(pop. 55,800)

APPLY TODAY!!!          Closes June 16th
SALARY: up to $120,000 DOQ*



The City of Decatur, Alabama (pop. 56,000) is looking for a highly skilled, hands-on, experienced public administrator who is strong in the fundamentals of public financial management, finance & personnel management and who “has seen all sides of it and is ready to take the reins”. 

The CFO serves as head of the Finance Department and serves as Department Head over the Finance, Purchasing and Revenue Departments. He / She will be responsible for ensuring the City and finance divisions perform all their required accounting functions.  The CFO reports to the Mayor, but advises the Mayor and City Council on financial policies and issues affecting City operations and services and provides important technical assistance to department directors and City staff.

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The ideal candidate for Chief Financial Officer must be an effective leader of the City’s Finance Department who can hit the ground running, value staff input while maximizing the City’s financial systems and processes. The ideal CFO will possess the following experience, attributes, skills and abilities:
  • Senior executive experience, preferably in a public-sector environment;
  • Experienced in municipal finance involving Warrants, Investments, TIF Financing, and GASB / GAAP; Understands Debt Service, Capital Investment and Debt Instruments and  how to best to use them as growth instruments;
  • Values staff input and the ability to recognize staff contributions, skills & abilities;
  • Improves skills performance of other departments;
  • Authoritative but responsible & accountable;
  • Excellent communicator, accepts input from others, and  is a decisive decision maker;
  • Fully understands and effectively explains risk;
  • Possesses a positive, public / customer service attitude; and
  • Brings best-practices from public and private sector.
Explore the 8-page, color position profile, and  
Explore our recruiting website at:

If you are NOT looking for a change, we encourage you to pass this along to colleagues and friends.
Apply by sending a letter of interest and current resume to:

David Evertsen or Kaylynne McDougal
on or before June 16.

All expressions of interest are confidential until Finalists have been selected.


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