The Finance Manager is a division manager who oversees the accounting, finance, budgeting and procurement activities of the agency, and directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Finance Division. This position has responsibility for the District’s accounting policies and practices, budget control, adherence to established internal controls, maintenance of financial records, and the preparation of periodic financial and budgetary reports. Works with the Business Services Director on the agency’s cash management and investments, capital financing and debt services, rate and fee studies, and short and long-range financial planning.
The ideal candidate possesses experience working at a special district or similar public agency/municipality; knowledge of local government fund accounting and strong government financial management skills; customer-centered and collaborative management style along with an adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards and transparency; strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and implement work process and organizational improvements is highly desired. A team-based leadership style that builds and maintains trust and a strong sense of integrity with staff, various stakeholders and customers including the Board of Directors and the public. A supervisory style that seeks to cultivate and develop staff through sharing of knowledge and experience in a mentoring and coaching mode is strongly preferred.
Qualifications: 1) education equivalent to a Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, economics, business or public administration; 2) five years of progressively responsible government fund accounting and financial analysis experience, including GAAP and GASB standards and guidelines; 3) demonstrated experience preparing financial and budgetary reports and written communications to governing bodies; and 4) prior experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems including user interface (i.e., user access and security permissions). A Master’s degree and possession of an active license as a California CPA is highly desirable. Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred.