Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Oxnard
Location of position: 
Oxnard, CA
$165,000 to $200,000 DOQ
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Job Description: 

City of Oxnard

Chief Financial Officer Annual salary range: $165,000 to $200,000 DOQ The city provides an excellent benefits package. Application deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.

Oxnard is a full-service general law city operating under the council-manager form of government. The City Council consists of an elected Mayor holding a two-year term and four council members (expanding to six council members in December 2018) elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. Also directly elected are the City Clerk and City Treasurer. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key financial strategist for the City and reports to and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. The CFO is the leader and manager bringing stability and credibility to the Finance Department by enforcing sound financial policies and procedures, implementing best practices and internal controls, and providing clear, concise, and readily understood financial reports and projections.

The ideal candidate will be a bold and inspiring leader, have high energy, and be a collaborative problem solver and team player. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to work well with staff, executive management, and City Council. The successful CFO will have the desire and confidence to work with new City leadership in a highly visible role to carry out the mission, vision, and needs of the City. The successful candidate will be committed to municipal transparency and accountability. This position will require flexibility, a willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas, and the ability to build consensus while helping to move the City in an exciting new and prosperous direction. The new Chief Financial Officer for the City of Oxnard may be seasoned, or an up and comer, in either a large or small organization. This individual may come from the private sector, but a CPA, Big 4 experience, and a background in the public sector are ideal. A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, public or business administration or a closely related field AND a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in financial management and analysis, budget development, accounting, treasury, and debt and liability management (three to five (3-5) years in management or supervisory capacity) is required. A CPA license/designation is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to:

Frank Rojas CPS HR Consulting Ph: 916 471-3111

To view an online brochure for this position visit: The City of Oxnard website:

The City of Oxnard is an equal opportunity employer.