• Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

    City of Fairbanks
    Job Description

    JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer- Permanent


    DEPARTMENT: Personnel Department/ City of Fairbanks

    STATUS: Exempt




    This position is responsible for providing strategic financial leadership in regard to City finances including treasury operations, budgeting, financial reporting, issuing and administering debt, revenue collection, customer service, accounts payable, payroll, oversight of the annual required audit, data processing operations, grants administration, and long-range fiscal planning. The position oversees the operations of the City Permanent Fund, and provides ongoing monitoring to ensure that City financial practices are in compliance with contract requirements and local, state, and federal law. The position is responsible for regularly scheduled Finance Committee meetings and communicating with the City Council and the public about the finances of the City.


    Plan, develop, organize, implement, direct and evaluate the City’s fiscal function and performance.

    Use analytical skills to actively research and analyze complex legal and administration issues and make appropriate recommendations to City Officials and City Council members including the use of Enterprise Resource Planning Systems.

    Develop and maintain credibility for the finance department by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports.

    Demonstrate knowledge in all aspects of public agency budget development and administration, public sector treasury management, government accounting, and financial reporting.

    Perform effectively and harmoniously in a team setting with City officials, department heads, and the general public.

    Possess excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

    Demonstrate strength in public speaking.

    Effectively handle multiple priorities within a demanding workload.

    Demonstrate the highest level of integrity, leadership, and maturity.

    Complete all aspects of public agency budget development and administration; public sector treasury management; government accounting and financial reporting to a Board or Council.

    Provide supervision and support to the Finance Controller.

    The above examples are representative of assignments performed by this class and are not intended to be inclusive.

    These competencies will be the basis for selecting those qualified candidates to be interviewed. Candidates hired must satisfactorily demonstrate these factors during a prescribed probationary period for continued employment:

    Financial Management.

    Government Expertise Preferred.

    Communication Proficiency.

    Ethical Conduct.


    Performance Management.

    Personal Effectiveness/ Credibility.

    Problem Solving / Analysis.

    Strategic Thinking.

    Technical Capacity.

    This position is responsible for the direct supervision of the controller and the indirect supervision of all employees in the accounting and finance department.


    This job operates in a clerical office setting. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.


    This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.


    This is a full time / exempt position. Days and hours of work are primarily Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


    Persons applying for this position must have the following:

    A bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration or Management, is required. A master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance, or Public Administration is preferred.

    A minimum of seven years of management-level finance experience, including supervision, in a business or public agency is required. 10 years of management-level finance experience including supervision is preferred.

    Certified Public Accountant or Certified Public Finance Officer certificate is required.

    Possess and maintain a valid State of Alaska Driver's License throughout the duration of employment.

    Must have ability to pass an APSIN Background check, be bonded and assured.

    The City of Fairbanks is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    REV: 08/2019

    Job Type: Full-time

    Salary: $51.38 to $56.78 /hour


    • relevant: 7 years (Required)
    • Accounting: 10 years (Preferred)

    Work Location:

    • One location


    • Health insurance
    • Dental insurance
    • Vision insurance
    • Retirement plan
    • Paid time off

    This Job Is:

    • A job for which people with disabilities are encouraged to apply


    • Monday to Friday
    • 8 hour shift
    • 10 hour shift

    Company's Facebook page:

    • https://www.facebook.com/fairbanksalaska.us/