Director of Financial Administration

  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Full-time

Company Description

The Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) is the central IT agency for the City of Philadelphia headed by the Chief Innovation Officer.  

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The successful candidate must reside in the City of Philadelphia or establish primary residence in the City of Philadelphia within six months of employment.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this employee will be responsible for the overall financial review and budgeting process for IT related budget items for the Office of Innovation and Technology (OIT) including various city departments for which information technology governance has been consolidated.  This position requires the ability to strategize and plan the financial resources in a way that is consistent with the goals of OIT as it carries out the Mayor’s vision for improving technology across the city.


  • Analyze the IT related budget items for OIT to direct financial strategy around citywide programs and initiatives
  • Oversee other OIT financial related operations including vendor relations and payment processes
  • Review and monitor citywide IT spending and prepare periodic reports
  • Conduct a variety of special or recurring studies of fiscal and related operations
  • Meet with appropriate officials to discuss proposals, consider alternatives or modifications, and/or resolve problems
  • Performs related work as required



  • Analyze and comprehend organizational and procedural problems and make recommendations related to budgetary requirements
  • Express ideas effectively, both orally and in written form
  • Prepare and interpret a variety of financial and budgetary reports and statements
  • Enlist the cooperation of officials to implement policy and procedural changes
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, administrative officials, departmental officials and vendors
  • Analyze and resolve complex budgetary problems and make sound recommendations consistent with budgetary principles and departmental policies
  • Exercise judgment and discretion in applying and interpreting policies and procedures consistent with overall strategy and objectives
  • Identify and evaluate significant trends in revenue and make budgetary recommendations based on such trends
  • Manage a staff of administrative analysts who perform procurement, invoicing and special project activities



  • The principles and practices of operating and capital budget formulation, evaluation, and administration
  • The principles and practices of budget administration as applied to the analysis of budgetary objectives and procedures
  • The principles of finance as applied to the preparation and control of operating and capital budgets
  • Principles and practices of administrative analysis and managerial operations
  • Principles and practices of administrative organization and management and their application in resolving a variety of operational and administrative problems
  • Principles and practices of revenue and expenditure forecasting
  • Standard supervisory tools and techniques for the management of a small staff



  • Completion of a bachelor's degree program at an accredited college or university with major course work in public administration, finance, economics, accounting, business administration, or related field. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Five years of progressive budget/fiscal/accounting experience; local, state and/or federal governmental agency experience preferred. 

Additional Information

Salary: $80,000-$85,000

The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.