Chief Financial Officer

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency
Jamestown, New York
Jun 12, 2024
Jun 26, 2024
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Position Opening: Chief Financial Officer

As part of a planned succession, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), an economic development organization, seeks a Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the CEO, the successful CFO candidate will have oversight and management responsibilities for the functional areas of finance, operations, and portfolio management.

A partial list of responsibilities include:
  • Oversee, direct, and maintain the accounting system.
  • Oversee the cash management function.
  • Assure adherence to internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Participate in long-term business and financial planning.
  • Budget preparation and financial management of CCIDA and its affiliates.
  • Direct, interpret and assure compliance with Federal and State laws/regulations including Uniform
  • Guidance, Public Authorities Accountability Act and NYS General Municipal Law.
  • Ensure that CCIDA meets fiduciary responsibilities relating to PILOTs (Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes).
  • Coordinate all outside organizational audits; manage regulatory audits/reviews.
  • Ensure attainment of the financial plan, contract authorization, policy development/implementation, and regulatory compliance.
  • Direct management and operations of core portfolio categories.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, Board Chair, and project managers, ensure proper processes are followed for projects from collection of applications through project closing.
  • Manage loan funds for CCIDA and its affiliates.
  • Provide leadership and direct involvement in the grant process, including identifying opportunities.
  • HR management and oversight.

Must possess at least a Bachelor s Degree in Finance or Accounting, and preferably a Master s degree, along with public accounting experience; and five (5) years of management experience in a setting comparable in scope to CCIDA. A CPA is preferred.

Other key competencies and qualities include:
  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Loan/grant processing
  • Governmental accounting
  • Experience with bonds and PILOTs
  • State and Federal reporting
  • Ability to work collegially as part of a high-performing team

Compensation Range: $90,000 - $140,000/year
Location: Jamestown, NY

About CCIDA - The CCIDA is an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New York to make Chautauqua County a better place to work, live, and visit. It facilitates development by attracting new businesses, while promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Assistance in the form of incentives tax abatements, low interest loans, and bond financing enhances the opportunities for job creation and retention of businesses in Chautauqua County, New York.