Chief Financial Officer (CFO) – Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office

Available now until July 31, 2022


The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is dedicated to providing the highest quality public service to our community.  With a mission that matters, LPSO provides a dynamic and worthwhile place to work.  Our Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will have both a day-to-day and ongoing impact on operations while managing overall accounting and financial functions.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing and maintaining a financial plan and annual operating budget, financial forecasts, revenue & expense management, and preparation of fiscal statements.  This seasoned strategist not only understands current accounting procedures and best practices but has proven experience and can adapt to change.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, purchasing, and forecasting for all divisions of the organization
  • Appraise the organization’s financial position and issue periodic reports
  • Strictly maintain compliance with applicable legal regulations
  • Prepare annual mileage calculations to be submitted to the parish tax assessor
  • Review monthly budgetary vs actual expenditure reports and make budget revision as necessary
  • Compute annual distributions to taxing bodies for revenue sharing received from the State of Louisiana
  • Oversee one subordinate supervisor who has several direct reports and carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Note:  The above list is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position.


  • Bachelor’s degree; 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) licensure and/or experience in governmental accounting preferred
  • A lifestyle and background consistent with employment by a law enforcement agency


  • On-site, 316 W. Main St. Lafayette, LA

Salary & Benefits:

  • Negotiable, commensurate with experience
  • 100% paid health, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • Louisiana Sheriff’s Pension Fund
  • Deferred compensation plan available
  • 120 hours per year vacation leave

This position is subject to a criminal history check and background investigation. A list of disqualifiers can be found at

Applications are available in print at our main office located at 316 W. Main St. Lafayette, LA or online at

The Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer

If you have any questions or require a reasonable accommodation to effectively participate in the hiring process, please contact Human Resources. Phone: 337-236-5667, Email:


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