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Chief Financial Officer

Posted June 14, 2022

Employment Posting 

The City of Austin Employees’ Retirement System (COAERS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer.

Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director, this position provides day-to-day management of the accounting division; is responsible for the organization’s financial statements; coordinates and prepares financial data for the COAERS’ Annual Comprehensive Financial Report; is responsible for payment of monthly retiree payroll and benefit payments; facilitates annual financial statement audits; is responsible for internal accounting, financial data, and controls; responsible for staff payroll and accounts payable, is responsible for tax compliance; responsible for GASB and GAAP compliance; and is responsible for operational and investment banking.

Experience and Education
CPA and an accounting or related bachelor’s degree plus ten years of experience is required. The candidate will also be required to demonstrate a knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles; government accounting standards board statements; investment accounting practices; principles of cash and investment management; bank and IRS practices and procedures; tax issues; and financial controls and audit procedures. COAERS prefers experience with the accounting and financial reporting of alternative investments.

Certificates & Licenses
A Certified Public Accountant certification from the State of Texas is required. Additional certifications in accounting, tax, or investments are preferred.

The starting salary will likely be between $155,000 to $175,000 annually with the actual salary corresponding to the experience level and credentials of the candidate within the parameters of public sector compensation. An excellent benefits package is available, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and sick and vacation leave.

How to Apply

Those who are interested should submit a resume, and cover letter by email to The email subject line should read as follows: Chief Financial Officer – First Name Last Name. 

The recruitment will remain open until the position is filled. COAERS does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of any characteristic protected by federal law. 

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