The ideal candidate is a results-oriented self-starter with extensive public sector financial expertise and management experience. The Finance Director will serve as the Chief Financial Officer and oversee accounting, procurement, public improvement finance, revenue services as well as budget and strategic financial planning. Technical knowledge of and experience with municipal finance in California is a must. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a range of individuals, as well as lead and motivate team members. This position requires an articulate and effective communicator able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
The idea candidate will possess the knowledge of:
Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of programs, policies and operational needs. Modern and complex principles and practices of program development and administration. Manual and automated financial management information systems. Advanced principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration. Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluation. Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
The ideal candidate will possess the ability to:
Work effectively under high pressure conditions providing effective citywide leadership on matters within assigned areas of responsibility. Prepare and administer large and complex budgets; allocating limited resources in a cost-effective manner. Identify and respond to community, City Council and management team issues, concerns and needs. Develop, implement and administer goals, objectives and procedures for providing effective and efficient finance services. Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of management, supervisory, professional and technical personnel; delegate authority and responsibility. Applications due by August 1st, 2018.