GFOA seeks mid-career and senior level public finance professionals withdemonstrated record in financial management, budgeting, process improvement, leadership, and organizational change to join the Research and Consulting Center (RCC). RCC leads many of GFOA’s programs and services and works with local governments a variety of improvement projects including policy development, business process improvement, organizational assessments, governance, and technology procurement and implementation.Managers will lead teams, manage consulting projects and other GFOA programs, work to develop best practices and new ideas, and support the strategic direction of GFOA.
Ideal candidates for this position have management and senior leadership experience in local government and are looking to transition from job in the public sector while remaining committed to a career in public finance. Candidates must have passion for local government and desire to help governments improve processes and solve administrate challenges, possess excellent writing skills, and be able to facilitate meetings and speak effectively to both large and small audiences in meeting, training, and presentation formats. Knowledge of or experience with enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems, organizational change, and/or business process improvement is preferred. In addition, GFOA expects all staff to be self-motivated and thrive both working independently as well as part of small project teams.
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.
Graduate degree in public policy, public administration or related field and 10+ years of experience working in public finance or local government administration
Deep knowledge of local government finance internal administrative processes
Skilled in project management
Ability to set clear expectations, define goals, and communicate with teams of both internal and external resources
Ability to analyze problems and develop recommendations/solutions based on GFOA best practices, research findings, and personal experiences to develop recommendations for local governments
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