Corporate, Financial Officers, Financial Services

Chief Financial Officer

  • Cook County, Illinois Government
  • Chicago, IL

The CFO is responsible for preparing an accurate and long-range assessment of the County’s financial posture; advising the President and County Board; and representing the County in dealing with financial institutions. In addition, they will provide assistance, guidance and direction to County Officials, departments and agencies, as needed or as directed by the President. They will confer with the County Treasurer and other elected officials regarding collection of taxes, fees and other revenues, investment of funds and coordination of State and Federal Funds.

The CFO should be a creative and collaborative thought partner in determining and developing strategic initiatives as well as bringing solutions to the table. The CFO is a key partner in developing the County’s policy framework and program initiatives to implement grant and other initiatives with an equity lens. They need to be able to understand the legislative process and be able to work in a government setting and work within various statutory restrictions on process and procedures.

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