Chief Financial Officer, Rochester Hills, MI

Chief Financial Officer, Rochester Hills, MI

The Job

The next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the City of Rochester Hills will join an organization that continues to be nationally recognized for fiscal excellence and work in a community known as one of the best places in the country to live, work, and raise a family.

The CFO reports directly to the Mayor and is responsible for the overall direction and operating activities of the budget, purchasing, accounting, and treasury divisions, which have 16 full-time employees and one part-time employee. The CFO is also responsible for risk management and serves as trustee on the City’s pension plan, Retiree Health Care Trust, and other trust plans of the City.

rochester hills mi logoThe City operates with 32 funds. Its total budget for FY2016 is $126 million with a $22 million General Fund. 

Requirements for the position are a bachelor’s degree and at least 10 years directly related experience or a master’s degree and more than five years directly related experience. Treasury knowledge and management as well as certification in accounting or finance, e.g. CPA, CMA, CPFA or GFOA certification, is preferred. Residency is also preferred, but not required.

The salary range is $100,000 to $115,000 (hiring range $105,000 to $110,000), depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefit package.



Applications will be accepted electronically by The Novak Consulting Group. Applicants complete a brief online form at and then are asked to provide a single document (Word or PDF) that includes a cover letter, resume, salary history, and a list of 3-5 professional references. Open until filled with first review of applications on August 1, 2016.

Questions should be directed to or to Julia Novak or Michelle Ferguson at 513-221-0500.