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State of Montana Chief Financial Officer in Helena, Montana

If you’re a dynamic individual with a passion for leadership and finance, a position with the Financial Services Bureau at the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) may be for you!

The Centralized Services Division of DEQ is currently recruiting for the Chief Financial Officer to lead a team of professionals including Accountants, Accounting Technicians, Budget Analysts, Contracts Officers, and Compliance Officers. The Financial Services Bureau, part of the Centralized Services Division, is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ's) budgeting, accounting, reporting, procurement, and contracting services.This position will develop approaches and solutions to the challenges faced in understanding and managing a diverse and limited budget.

The Chief Financial Officer will coordinate Bureau activities with those of other bureaus, divisions, and departments; provide financial expertise; and implement or direct projects of high priority to the Department. This position works closely with DEQ’s Senior Leaders and must consider a broad spectrum of factors when making decisions and recommendations, including: generally accepted accounting principles, audit findings, state and DEQ policies and procedures, internal controls, complex accounting procedures, risk exposure and mitigation, budget constraints, and executive planning. Additionally, this position will implement employee staff improvement and development plans, ensuring a consistent approach for the growth of all bureau staff, including alignment with department goals.

At the Department of Environmental Quality, we strive to make our agency a supportive and fun environment that fosters a work/life balance. Our ultimate goal is to protect public health and to maintain Montana’s high quality of life for current and future generations. Working to support and implement the Department’s mission, the Chief Financial Officer provides overall vision, direction, policy development, and management of Bureau staff. Come be a part of the Department of Environmental Quality!

This position is covered by the Bureau Chief career ladder which outlines opportunities for increased responsibilities and commensurate salary growth within the position.

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter through the State of Montana Careers site. In your cover letter, please describe how your education, knowledge and skills have prepared you to lead the Financial Services Bureau. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

  • Leadership and a growth mindset

  • Excellent communication across various forms and media and a variety of populations

  • Problem solving, decision-making, planning, and strategy

  • Partnership development, and engagement with customers

Minimum requirements include:

  • Five (5) or more years of job-related experience overseeing financial operations.

  • Education or experience related to government accounting and Certified Public Accounting preferred.

  • Supervisory/management experience is preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading people is required.

  • Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Job: *Accounting/Finance

Title: Chief Financial Officer

Location: Helena

Requisition ID: 20141912