Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer

Website watertowngov City of Watertown


April 18, 2023

Posting #23-04-02

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER                                                   

The City of Watertown MA seeks a highly qualified and dynamic professional as the Chief Financial Officer.  Appointed by the City Manager, the Chief Financial Officer will be a key member of the City’s management team and is responsible for management, planning, coordination, and direction of the City’s finance and budgeting functions. The C.F.O. will be responsible for coordinating all City department budgets to prepare the City Manager’s recommended budget that is balanced and consistent with the City Council’s budget policy guidelines. Oversees all municipal financial staff, except those in the Auditor’s Office, either directly or through subordinate supervisors.  In addition, the successful candidate will assist with preparing the Capital Budget Plan, debt management plan, coordinate grant management, participate as a member of the City’s negotiating team for collective bargaining, insurance plans and policies, and respond to information requests. The successful candidate must possess the management and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with the City Auditor, Treasurer/Collector, and IT departments to administer the City’s central computerized financial and management systems.  Responsibilities may include a variety of other duties and additional special projects assigned by the City Manager.

Minimum Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in finance, public administration, or a related field; 5-10 years of experience in governmental financial management; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Demonstrated management and leadership skills, understanding of accounting software systems and financial planning, applicable laws and regulations, excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary:            Expected hiring range is $131,176 to $141,314 plus an excellent benefit package.                    

To Apply:          A City of Watertown application form is available at . An application with cover letter and resume is accepted by email:, fax: 1-617-923-8195.

Deadline:        Open until filled.


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