Galveston Island is a historic beach town on the southeast coast of Texas and the Gulf of Mexico, just 50 miles from Houston and home to just over 50,000 people. Best known as one of the top beach destinations, the 32 miles long and 2.5 miles wide island is fortunate to have a diverse economic base anchored by maritime, healthcare, education, tourism, and has positioned itself as a vital component to the economic engine of the Texas Gulf Coast. The Galveston Island Park Board of Trustees is a non-profit government entity comprised of a nine-member board appointed by the City of Galveston Council. The Board employs 301 team members to include 104 full-time staff, with additional seasonal employees as needed, and manages an operational budget of more than $18 million with 13 unique funds, including Beach Maintenance, Beach Patrol, East End Lagoon, Tourism Development, Beach Parks, Dellanera RV Park, Seawolf Park, and Administration. The Park Board of Trustees also operates and manages Seawall Parking and the collection of hotel occupancy taxes (HOT).
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will direct and oversee the financial activities of the Park Board of Trustees; develop and implement short and long term financial strategies in support of mission and goals, evaluate complex financial issues; guide management on key financial issues and practices; oversee investments, cash and reserves and monitor for compliance and performance; build and maintain strategic relationships with Executive Management, service providers and affiliated institutions and associations; participate as a member of the Executive Team and oversee the Accounting Department and 5 full-time staff members.
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Economics, Public or Business Administration, Accounting, Finance or a related field and three years of responsible fiscal management experience at a level comparable to a Chief Financial Officer or 10 years at a level comparable to a Controller. Experience with Hotel Occupancy Tax or restricted and unrestricted funds preferred. Master’s Degree in Accounting or Business Administration, or Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred. Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) is highly desirable but may be obtained upon hire.