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MTAS Municipal Finance Training Specialist (Nashville)

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MTAS Municipal Finance Training Specialist (Nashville)

General Description:

The University of Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS) seeks applications for a Municipal Finance Training Specialist in its Nashville office.  MTAS is an agency of the University of Tennessee Institute for Public Service that provides technical assistance, consulting, training and research services for Tennessee towns and cities.

The Municipal Finance Training Specialist has primary responsibility for the Certified Municipal Finance Officer (CMFO) Program and provides training to municipal finance officers and other employees and officials. Specifically, the person in this position designs the CMFO Program; develops the curriculum, training materials and examinations; teaches; and updates and validates the program. 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Finance Training Specialist:

  • Develops, maintains, and updates the curriculum for the CMFO Program
  • Delivers CMFO training and continuing education courses statewide
  • Markets and coordinates the CMFO program pursuant to strategic goals
  • Stays abreast of new laws and rules, GASB statements, and other regulatory guidelines to determine their impact on municipal governments and the CMFO Program     


Required Qualifications: 

This position requires a master’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field.

This position requires at least five years of work experience in accounting or finance.  At least two years of governmental accounting experience working in the municipal government environment and at least two years of work experience in curriculum development and instruction of governmental accounting or finance is preferred.

This position requires a knowledge of Governmental Accounting Standards, Financial Accounting Standards, and general accounting theory. The position also requires a practical knowledge and understanding of the problems faced by municipal finance officials.

The position also requires a professional certification (CPA, CGFM or CPFO) or ability to obtain one within 18 months of hire date. The professional certification must be current and in good standing throughout the time of employment.

This position requires excellent communication skills, both oral and written, a high level of organization skills, and time management skills.

The position requires the ability to:

  • Develop course materials in areas of accounting and finance, and general municipal operations 
  • Teach in a classroom setting 
  • Recruit and schedule temporary part-time instructors 
  • Properly evaluate the performance of temporary part-time instructors 
  • Prioritize projects
  • Travel statewide with overnight travel

Applicants must apply electronically and attach a cover letter, a resume and three references with contact information. Please apply at: http://humanresources.tennessee.edu/recruitment/


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.  Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Start Display: 
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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Thursday, February 28, 2019