Named one of the top seven park systems in the country by the Trust for Public Land, Cincinnati Parks is a leader in public/private partnerships that have resulted in the renovation and construction of highly impressive public spaces contributing significantly to the City’s economic development. The Cincinnati Parks system consists of more than 5,000 acres and includes the recently completed $100 million Smale Riverfront Park along the downtown riverfront, the Krohn Conservatory, Eden Park which is home to the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1,500 acre Mt. Airy Forest, 68 neighborhood parks, 33 nature preserves and numerous other innovative and interactive amenities enjoyed by millions of visitors each year. The current CFO is retiring after many years of service.
The CFO is selected by the Parks Director and appointed by a five-member Board of Park Commissioners who are, in turn, appointed by the Mayor and City Council. The CFO reports to the Parks Director and is responsible for managing, forecasting and identifying trends related to the $24 million annual budget and management of Park procurement. The CFO must be an experienced executive with a passion for parks, as well as a commitment to the preservation, maintenance and continuous improvement of the parks system. The CFO provides executive level leadership for the Park Board often serving as liaison with the Board of Park Commissioners and other City agencies. The CFO is called upon to facilitate change and collaboration in addition to financial tracking and compliance.
Applicants must have five years of experience in accounting, budget preparation, technical report writing, process improvement, research and development, computer expertise, and complex problem solving/decision making. A proven record of supervisory experience, achievement, and strong demonstrations of teamwork that motivates and builds high morale within a work program is required. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are essential. Each applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university in accounting, finance, or business related discipline. A Master’s Degree and Certified Public Accountant licensure is preferred.
Additional Salary Information: negotiable
About Cincinnati Parks
Cincinnati Parks include hill-top parks with spectacular views, a 1,459-acre forest to explore, Krohn Conservatory’s year-round greenery, nature centers that host family programs, architectural gems to host your special event, picnic areas galore, enclosed dog parks: these are some of the great features of Cincinnati Parks. But the best feature of our parks…You!
The City of Cincinnati Park’s system has been rated ‘excellent’ by the Trust for Public Land for leveraging and finding funding sources that allows us to conserve and maintain our beautiful parks. Cincinnati Parks ensures that everyone enjoys close-to-home access to a park, playground, or natural area.
Cincinnati Parks maintains parkways and neighborhood gateways in addition to managing Cincinnati’s Street Tree program on 1,000 miles of city streets.
The Cincinnati Park Board operates five nature centers, an arboretum and one of the largest public plant conservatories in the country. Our public art collection is the Midwest’s largest.
Add it up, and Cincinnati Parks manages more than 10 percent of city land.