Financial Officer

  • Full Time
  • Dayton

City of Dayton

The Position

The City of Dayton, Ohio’s Department of Water is seeking a new Financial Officer to lead the Financial Services Division. The Financial Officer will oversee all of Dayton Water’s financial functions, including budget financial operations and strategic planning for the efficient operations of the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Utilities. The City has provided exceptional water to residents for 150 years.

The Water Financial Officer reports directly to the Director of the Water Department and is part of the senior executive leadership team. The Financial Officer has four (4) direct reports, including the Financial Services Supervisor, Water Contracts Administrator, Customer Relations Supervisor, and an administrative position. The Division has 11 employees, including the Water Financial Officer. The Division provides customer service and financial functions, including financial accounting, cost accounting, treasury and rates/forecasting, debt management, and budget development and oversight. The Water Financial Officer works closely with the Director, Deputy Director, and division managers in Water, along with the City’s management/budget and financial staff to ensure that the utilities collect, manage, and adjust rates to support the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater operating and capital needs.

In addition to the oversight of the Division and its staff, the Financial Officer supports the overall Department’s fiscal policies and financial management. This includes reviewing and aligning rates, charges, consumption trends, and financial models to meet the system’s needs in the present and well into the future.

Experience and Education

Minimum requirements include a bachelor’s degree in accounting, public administration, business administration, economics, engineering, or a closely related field, plus 10 years of progressively responsible professional-level work in budget, finance, and accounting customer service in a governmental agency, and five years of supervisory or project management experience. A master’s degree, CPA, CGFO, or CGFM may substitute for two years of experience.

Preferred qualifications include a master’s degree, current CPA, CGFO, or CGFM, experience in a public utility, oversight of billing/customer service, long-term financial forecasting for operating and capital budgets, and debt management.


The salary range is $94,036 – $127,192, depending on qualifications. The City of Dayton offers a comprehensive benefits package.

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group at Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications on October 16, 2020.

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