GFOA seeks individuals with a passion for local government and desire to help organizations modernize, improve business processes, and promote financial management best practices. GFOA consultants work directly with local governments across the United States and Canada on a variety of improvement projects including business process improvement, policy development, budget assessments, and technology procurement and implementation. In addition, GFOA consultants support other member programs for GFOA including research, education initiatives, and networking opportunities.
Ideal candidates for this position will have experience in local government, non-profit or consulting organizations, or be a recent graduate from graduate programs in public administration or public policy. Ideal candidates must also have passion for local government and helping improve processes, be interested in helping governments solve administrate challenges, and be self-motivated and thrive both working independently as well as part of small project teams. GFOA will consider applicants with a range of experience and skillsets and offers a range of project opportunities. We will invest in your professional and will provide training on specific technical subject matter.
GFOA Provides Unique Opportunity
GFOA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with mission to support best practices local government. Our approach to consulting involves aligning with our clients and ensuring that all consultants have well rounded experience that includes direct involvement with clients (local governments), ability to conduct research and continue to learn, and access to member programs and networking opportunities. Our focus is on getting results, leading the development of new practices and ideas, and serving our members – not on billable hours. This position allows for continued interaction with practitioners in the public sector, an opportunity to build a strong professional network, and opportunities for career advancement both within and outside of GFOA.
Graduate degree in public policy, public administration or related field and prefer 3-5 years of working in public finance or local government administration
Ability to lead small teams and oversee creation of work products
Prefer subject matter expertise in any of the following: budgeting, treasury, risk, capital planning, procurement, or other topic areas in public finance.
Ability to apply GFOA best practices, research findings, and case studies to develop recommendations for local governments
Prefer knowledge and experience with ERP systems
About Government Finance Officers Association
The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) (www.gfoa.org) is the premier association for public sector finance professionals in the United States and Canada. Founded in 1906, GFOA currently has over 21,000 members that look to GFOA as the gold standard for identifying, developing, and communicating leading practices in government management. As a non-profit organization, GFOA’s mission is to promote excellence in state and local government financial management. GFOA accomplishes this mission by identifying and developing policies and practices and promoting them through education, training, consulting and leadership. GFOA is government by an 18 member executive board made up of leading finance officers from state and local government. GFOA’s staff of approximately 60 employees are organized into 6 centers. The Consultant position is located within the Research and Consulting Center