The City of Oakley is recruiting for an experienced finance professional to serve as its next Finance Director. The current Finance Director, Deborah Sultan, is retiring at the end of August. The City has twelve lead departments/divisions (Building, Code Enforcement, City Clerk, City Manager, Economic Development, Human Resources, Finance, Planning, Police, Public Works & Engineering, Legal, and Recreation) and is governed by a Council/Manager form of government. The General Fund operating budget is about $21M.
The Community Oakley is located in a beautiful Delta setting of approximately 16 square miles. The City’s rich history has transformed the community from a small agricultural town into a thriving and progressive city with a diverse population of nearly 45,000 residents. Even with this rapid growth, Oakley remains a “small town at heart,” where residents pride themselves on the high level of community involvement. Oakley is located in eastern Contra Costa County, about 50 miles east San Francisco and 50 miles south of Sacramento. Moderately-priced housing, quality schools, a wide array of youth activities, and numerous community events contribute to making Oakley a family-oriented city. There are numerous Delta recreational opportunities, including year-round organized sports, community events, 36 parks, and several community-wide events such as our Cityhood Celebration, Heart of Oakley Festival, and Tree Lighting Ceremony. Review the City’s website at www.ci.oakley.ca.us.
The Department & Position Under the general administrative direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director will plan, organize, and direct the financial activities of the City including accounting and financial reporting, treasury and investment management, debt management, operating and capital budgeting, payroll, business licensing, purchasing, risk management, and information technology. The Director is also engaged in the operations of the Successor Agency to the Oakley Redevelopment Agency. The Finance Director will serve as a member of the City’s executive management team and will provide advice and counsel to the City Manager regarding strategic policy and problem solving issues relating to the City’s finances and to the City’s operations overall. The incumbent is responsible for accomplishing the City’s goals and objectives as outlined in the City’s Strategic Plan and budget. The Finance Director is an “at-will” employee.
Key Duties The following list is merely a selection of the duties that are typical for the Finance Director: Accepts full responsibility for all Finance Department activities and services including the City’s accounting, payroll, accounts payable, business license administration, developer fee billing, purchasing, daily cash collections, and treasury management; Facilitates the selection, training, and evaluation programs for all Finance Department personnel; Oversees internal audits of municipal funds and facilitates the City’s audits by its independent auditor and by state and federal agencies; Assists in the preparation, implementation, and control of annual operating and capital improvement budgets, and mid-year reports; prepares long-term financial plans; and forecasts revenues, expenditures and year end balances; Provides Risk Management oversight – in particular, in managing contract insurance requirements and compliance; Provides administrative direction to city-wide purchasing and serves as the City’s Purchasing Agent; Ensures external reports to the Public, the State, and other entities are prepared timely and in accordance with California Law, City Policy, and as promised through other covenants; Oversees the information technology function for the City (currently contracted); Acts as a primary contact and lead personnel in working with the Department of Finance and County Auditor-Controller regarding Successor Agency matters; Prepares and presents financial and administrative reports and resolutions to the City Council.
To Be Considered: This recruitment is a confidential process and will be handled accordingly. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established. The final filing date for this position is by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 31,
- The first review of resumes will take place immediately following the deadline.
Candidates must submit: The REQUIRED City application (found on the City of Oakley website or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org); A compelling cover letter; A comprehensive resume that includes all work experience and explains any gap in employment. An electronic version of all submittals is strongly encouraged. Interested candidates should apply via email to email@example.com. The evaluation and selection process may consist of a supplemental questionnaire and/or written exercise(s) to further evaluate relevant experience and overall suitability for this position. Ideally, the new Finance Director will join the City of Oakley by late July or early August. Candidates will be required to authorize preliminary reference calls and verifications to be conducted. Employment history, degrees obtained, and other certifications/accomplishments will also be verified. Should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process, please email the City Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential inquiries are welcome.