MCSO, the largest Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, provides general-service and specialized law enforcement to unincorporated areas of Maricopa County, as well as incorporated cities within the County who contract with the agency for law enforcement services. The Office manages five county jails, which comprise the third largest jail system in the U.S. The Office’s budget, a combination of general fund (tax) dollars and district jail tax (detention fund) monies, totals $328.4 million. The Office also has other sources of revenue such as grants, monies generated from inmate canteen sales, etc. When added altogether, the FY2016 budget for the Office was $353.4 million, encompassing a total of nine different budgets.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plans, directs, organizes, manages, and evaluates all Sheriff's Office budget, finance, and business service functions and operations. The CFO oversees all fiscal functions of the Sheriff's Office in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, which includes responsibility for short and long range financial planning; multiple, multi-million dollar budgets; general ledger activities, accounts payable and billing; inmate accounts; travel; fixed assets; purchasing and procurement; position management; risk management; grant administration and related financial activities; and other related activities.
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This recruitment is open continuous with a first review of applications scheduled for the week of November 27, 2017.
Maricopa County offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Assistance with moving relocation expenses may be available.
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The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, business administration, public administration, or related field and five to eight years’ progressively responsible experience in finance as a Controller or Director of Finance as well as significant experience in process improvement. Additional post-secondary education in a related field, public sector budgeting experience, and/or designation as a Certified Public Accountant is preferred.