Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation: Chief Financial Officer

Apr 19, 2017

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Job Title: Chief Financial Officer

Department: Finance,  Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Classification: Exempt

Job Type: Full-Time Regular

Closing Date: 5/19/2017

Organizational Description

Detroit Employment Solutions Corporation (DESC) is a 501(c)(3) serving as the fiscal and administrative agent of the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board (MWDB), which is the local Workforce Investment Board (WIB). DESC is also the MichiganWorks! Agency for Detroit. In concert with the Mayor’s Office of Workforce Development, DESC is the implementation and operations partner for the City’s workforce strategy.

Job Description:

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) oversees all fiscal activities for the agency. S/he reports to the CEO on all strategic and operational matters and is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT). As financial leader and decisionmaker, the CFO balances both financial operations and mission critical priorities; manages and provides safeguards for the organization’s assets, monitors the organization’s financial status, facilitates operational and strategic financial planning, oversees organizational financial policies and procedures, and plans and manages the organization’s risk management. The CFO is responsible for cost- benefit analysis, budget management, forecasting, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. The CFO ensures comprehensive fiscal policies and practices that comply with the federal, state, and local requirements of a MichiganWorks! Agency, and key customers including the Mayor’s Workforce Development Board, and DESC’s Board of Directors. The CFO provides inspiring and creative leadership in refining DESC’s role as the fiscal and administrative agent for the MWDB in Detroit’s workforce system, while strengthening the capital structure of the agency so that quality and access are improved, and costs are lowered. The CFO works with staff to set and monitor defined performance objectives and standards, and conduct continuous feedback and coaching. The CFO will work closely with the CEO and other senior leaders to advance the agency’s culture of collaboration, metric-driven accountability, data-driven decision making, and transparency.

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To Apply:  Candidates may also visit for more addition information about our organization.  All cover letters and resumes should be sent to Attn: Cherre Morgan.