Chief Financial Officer – City of Brookings, SD

City of Brookings, SD
March 16, 2023
Brookings, SD
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The ideal candidate for this position is an inspiring, innovative and visionary leader with an approachable management style, strategic mindset, and genuine interest in seeking to understand; someone who asks, advises and partners with an emphasis on relationship building, trust, and teamwork.

Candidates most suited for this role are those with:

  • Strong financial management abilities in budget development and implementation, revenue and expenditure forecasting, long-term capital improvement financing, debt management, cash investments and economic development financing options.
  • An exemplary finance professional who demonstrates responsiveness, as well as personal and professional integrity with the ability to inspire the trust and confidence of colleagues, team members and the community.
  • Ability to communicate complex financial matters in an understandable manner to a wide variety of stakeholders (i.e., talent for "telling the story").
  • Ability to effectively engage elected and appointed leadership in a way that fosters effective problem-solving; an individual who is a trusted partner and collaborator in setting policy directions.
  • A highly collaborative leader with a team-oriented management style who can cultivate a culture of mentorship, empowerment and accountability.

The salary range for this position is $106,221 - $143,711, dependent upon experience and qualifications. The City of Brookings offers an excellent benefits package that includes comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits, as well as paid leave and a longevity benefit. Employees will be enrolled in the South Dakota Retirement System.

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