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Position: Chief Financial Officer -CFO
Municipality:Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG)
Close Date:4/5/2019

Slavin Management Consultants has been hired by Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments to assist with their recruitment/executive search for a Chief Financial Officer - CFO. This is an exciting opportunity with great benefits (including pension plan, etc.). The position serves as part of the executive management team and supervises accounting and procurement staff and manages complex financial system with government fund accounting, diverse state and federal grants and membership fees.  Starting Salary range - $141,600 to $178,000

Please review the information below and the attached Position Profile and share this unique professional opportunity with your network or with those that have the appropriate experience.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the position or know someone we should contact.

For over 50 years Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) has helped develop regional solutions for transportation, environment, growth and development, public safety, homeland security, etc. The COG serves Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington D.C. including 23 local governments, the Virginia and Maryland Legislatures and members of the U.S. Congress.

The CFO directs financial affairs, advises senior management on fiscal and budget issues, and provides strategic business planning. As the head of the office of Finance and Accounting, the CFO is responsible for timely and accurate preparation and analysis of financial reports, preparation and monitoring of the annual budget, management of cash and investments, oversight of the annual single audit, compliant and efficient contract and purchasing policies and procedures and optimal use of the Deltek Costpoint accounting system. The CFO heads a department of eleven staff, and directly supervises the Controller, Contracts and Purchasing Manager and Senior Project Accountant


Education and Experience

  • Masters in Business Administration, Finance or closely related field. Current CPA or CGFM certification or equivalent combination of education and experience and certifications may be substituted for master’s degree
  • 10 years of experience utilizing sophisticated and complex accounting software packages such as Deltek Costpoint, Intacct, Solomon, MS Dynamics GP, NetSuite or similar applications
  • 7 years of experience as a section/division/department head leading a diverse team
  • Thorough knowledge of regulations policies, and procedures which apply to governmental accounting, finance and federal awards including OMB 2 CFR 200


Application Process

  • Open until filled with first screening of resumes on April 5, 2019
  • Starting Salary Range - $141,600 to $178,000 DOQ with exceptional benefits
  • COG is an EEO Employer – women and minorities are highly encouraged to apply
  • See attached recruitment profile for more details
  • Submit in confidence your resume, cover letter and salary history/requirements to:

Mr. Robert Slavin at slavin@bellsouth.net

Ms. Randi Frank at randi@randifrank.com


Ms. Randi Frank

Randi Frank Consulting, LLC



203-213-3722 cell

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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