Deputy Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Burlingame Finance Department
Location of position: 
Burlingame, CA
$10,020.09 – $12,179.55
Date Posted: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, February 12, 2018
Job Description: 

The City of Burlingame is seeking a highly motivated financial professional to serve as the Deputy Director of Finance. The incumbent will assist the Finance Director to plan, supervise, and direct the operations of the Finance Department; oversee the City budget and annual audit, and supervise staff.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: • Supervise the General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Accounts Receivable, and Treasurer divisions of the Finance Services Division. • Coordinate the development and administration of the City budget, including preparation of the City’s five year financial forecast. • Participate in the selection of staff, write performance evaluations and mentor employees on performance issues and succession planning. • Develop and administer accounting and budget control systems as necessary to comply with governmental accounting procedures and pronouncements, laws, ordinances and other regulations. • Direct the preparation and processing of accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and cash deposits. • Direct the monthly reconciliation of each asset and liability account of the City. • Conduct and coordinate the City’s annual audit. • Administer the City-wide revenue program; provide revenue projections and prepare revenue analysis. • Respond to requests for information and provide advice to City departments, other governmental agencies and the public on City financial and accounting policies. • Coordinate indirect cost allocation and service fee studies. • Assist in the fiscal management of the City’s self-insurance programs; work directly with the City Attorney, Human Resources, actuaries and third party administrators. • Prepare technical analyses on expenditures and revenue projections. • Oversee the compilation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and other miscellaneous financial reports as needed. • Assist the Finance Director and Public Works staff to prepare the CIP. • Monitor the investment and withdrawal of funds and produce the City’s quarterly investment report. • Oversee internal controls in cash handling and collections. • Assist the Finance Director in planning department activities and policy development; draft staff reports and attend Council meetings as directed. • Recommend and implement financial management systems and computer applications.

KNOWLEDGE/ABILITIES/SKILLS: Knowledge of: • Principles, practices, methods and techniques used in budgeting, and municipal accounting, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). • Quantitative and management analysis techniques to determine fiscal impacts. • Computer based accounting and financial systems. • Principles and practices of effective supervision. • Contract administration. • Laws, statues, ordinances, and regulations of municipal finance and investment of public funds. • Advanced Microsoft applications including Excel and other computer software. Ability to: • Use effective leadership and supervisory skills to promote a motivated and highly performing finance team. • Supervise, train, and evaluate Financial Services Division personnel. • Plan, organize, and complete special projects. • Design, implement, and evaluate programs. • Apply professional accounting principles to the maintenance of complex fiscal accounting records. • Perform internal auditing of governmental and enterprise functions. • Establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with the public and City employees. • Negotiate and administer contracts. • Prepare, administer and monitor the budget. • Prepare costing analysis for projects and negotiations. • Analyze financial information. • Oversee the automation of financial applications. • Communicate clearly and concisely in both written and oral form.

QUALIFICATIONS: Education and Experience: • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or a related field. A Master’s Degree in one of the above fields is preferred. CPA or CPFO is highly desirable. • Five (5) years increasingly responsible experience in accounting or auditing work preferably in a public sector environment. • Three (3) years of supervisory experience. • Effective leadership, management, and supervisory skills. Significant Environmental Conditions: Ability to operate office equipment and to work in a standard office environment.

SALARY: Deputy Finance Director: $10,020.09 – $12,179.55 per month.

BENEFITS: • Retirement: CalPERS 2.5% at 55 for Classic members and 2.0% at 62 for New members; Classic members contribute 1.5% of the City’s contribution to CalPERS retirement via payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis • Health Insurance: Choice of CalPERS Medical plans; City pays up to 92.5% of medical premium of most medical plans • Dental and Vision for employee and dependents • Term life insurance policy in the amount of $100,000 • Long-Term Disability Insurance plan pays 60% of monthly salary ($3,500 max) • Vacation leave of 10-24 days per year, based on length of service • Paid holidays of 14 days per year • Sick Leave of 12 days per year • Administrative leave of 80 hours per fiscal year, prorated based on date of hire • Section 125 Flex Benefit: Un-reimbursed Medical and Child Care • Transportation Incentive Program • Reduced fee for City Recreation fitness classes

APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates must submit a completed on-line employment application. Applications submitted without completed supplemental questions will be considered incomplete and disqualified from this recruitment process. Resumes in lieu of a completed application will not be accepted. Applications can be obtained on-line at

The recruitment is Open Until Filled. First review of applications received will be on Friday, January 26, 2018 with planned oral panel interviews on Monday, February 5, 2018.

SELECTION PROCESS: All applications will be reviewed for relevant education, experience, training and other job related qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to participate in the selection process. Based upon a review of employment applications and supplemental questionnaires, a limited number of the qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process. The process will consist of an Oral Panel Interview. An eligibility list will be established from those who pass the examination process with a score of 70% or higher. Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least one year unless abolished sooner. The department will invite the most qualified candidates from the eligibility list to a final department interview. The Finance Director will make the final appointment. Depending upon the number of candidates, this process may be altered. After a mutual interest has been established, the final candidate must pass a fingerprint check submitted to the Department of Justice and a thorough background investigation. All new hires are required to successfully pass a one year probationary period.

The City of Burlingame is an Equal Opportunity Employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or national origin in its employment actions, decisions, policies, and practices. The duties described in this job announcement are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. This job announcement does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.