Chief Financial Officer

County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency   Jamestown, NY   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 9, 2024

Position Opening: Chief Financial Officer

As part of a planned succession, the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency (CCIDA), an economic development organization, seeks a Chief Financial Officer. Reporting to the CEO, the successful CFO candidate will have oversight and management responsibilities for the functional areas of finance, operations, and portfolio management.

A partial list of responsibilities include:

  • Oversee, direct, and maintain the accounting system.
  • Oversee the cash management function.
  • Assure adherence to internal controls and financial procedures.
  • Participate in long-term business and financial planning.
  • Budget preparation and financial management of CCIDA and its affiliates.
  • Direct, interpret and assure compliance with Federal and State laws/regulations including Uniform
  • Guidance, Public Authorities Accountability Act and NYS General Municipal Law.
  • Ensure that CCIDA meets fiduciary responsibilities relating to PILOTs (Payment-in-Lieu-of-Taxes).
  • Coordinate all outside organizational audits; manage regulatory audits/reviews.
  • Ensure attainment of the financial plan, contract authorization, policy development/implementation, and regulatory compliance.
  • Direct management and operations of core portfolio categories.
  • In conjunction with the CEO, Board Chair, and project managers, ensure proper processes are followed for projects from collection of applications through project closing.
  • Manage loan funds for CCIDA and its affiliates.
  • Provide leadership and direct involvement in the grant process, including identifying opportunities.
  • HR management and oversight.

Must possess at least a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting, and preferably a Master’s degree, along with public accounting experience; and five (5) years of management experience in a setting comparable in scope to CCIDA. A CPA is preferred.

Other key competencies and qualities include:

  • Strong leadership and communication skills
  • Preparation of financial statements
  • Loan/grant processing
  • Governmental accounting
  • Experience with bonds and PILOTs
  • State and Federal reporting
  • Ability to work collegially as part of a high-performing team

Compensation Range: $90,000 - $140,000/year
Location: Jamestown, NY

About CCIDA - The CCIDA is an economic development organization authorized and empowered by the State of New York to make Chautauqua County a better place to work, live, and visit. It facilitates development by attracting new businesses, while promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses. Assistance in the form of incentives – tax abatements, low interest loans, and bond financing – enhances the opportunities for job creation and retention of businesses in Chautauqua County, New York.