Chief Financial Officer - Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County, FL

$122,036 - $161,684 yearly
  • Baker Tilly
  • Clearwater, FL, USA
  • Apr 30, 2024
Full time Accounting Auditing Finance

Job Description

Headquartered in Clearwater, Florida, the Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County (JWB) has been committed to making children a priority for more than 75 years. JWB employs 80 FTEs, has an organizational budget of $158.2M, and is governed by an 11-member Board who are representative of the community and guide citizens’ investments. JWB invests in programs, services, and initiatives so children are ready to learn, ready to succeed, and ready to thrive in homes, schools, and neighborhoods that are healthy and safe.


The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) reports to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and serves as a member of the Executive Team. The CFO ensures the development and use of sound fiscal, contracting policies and practices that support the mission and activities of the Juvenile Welfare Board. This position plans, directs and supervises the work of the professional staff and administrative support personnel engaged in the activities of accounting, budget preparation and analysis, procurement, administrative contract management and program finance. Of the 19 finance department employees, the CFO has four direct reports. 


The position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business or public administration, business law, finance, economics, or a related field, and six (6) or more years related managerial experience in private or public sector, state or local government, and/or nonprofit organizations with significant operating budgets. Master’s degree and governmental experience preferred. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) preferred.


The starting salary range for this position is $122,036 – $161,684. JWB offers a competitive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, vacation and personal days, sick leave, paid holidays, paid parental leave, bereavement leave, Florida Retirement System, and voluntary benefits including deferred compensation and life, critical illness, accident, and hospital indemnity insurance. Residency or ability to obtain residency within the Tampa Bay area is required within 60 days of start date. Currently, this is a hybrid remote position but physical presence at the JWB building and other sites in Pinellas County may be required. 


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume online by visiting our website:


This position is open until filled; however, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply no later than May 29, 2024. For more information, please contact Yolanda Howze at or 312-240-3401.