Accounting Manager - Treasurer - Tax Collector

Department/Agency of position: 
County of San Diego Treasurer - Tax Collector
Location of position: 
San Diego, CA
$115,000 - $140,000
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 14, 2019
Job Description: 

The Treasurer-Tax Collector is seeking a highly talented and dedicated individual with exceptional leadership, vision and organizational skills for the position of Manager of Treasury Accounting in the Treasury and Investment Division. This Unclassified Management position reports to the Chief Deputy Treasurer and will perform the following:

  • Oversee and coordinate investment accounting operations such as banking services, treasury, bond paying agent activities, cash flows, journal entries, reconciliations and special projects
  • Supervise, mentor, and train staff with expertise in investment accounting and establish performance standards
  • Develop, monitor, implement, and maintain treasury and accounting internal controls and policies and procedures used for investment accounting and financial record-keeping and reporting
  • Prepare for and coordinate numerous financial and compliance audits, coordinate year-end closing procedures, prepare multiple financial reports and required disclosures including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the quarterly audited financial reports for the Treasurer’s Investment Pool
  • Research and implement new Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements to the financial reports and ensure financial records are accurate and comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and regulations, codes, policies, rules, and procedures
  • Develop Requests for Proposals, scopes of work, project deliverables, budgets, and schedules
  • Prepare various written, oral, and visual reports • Provide highly technical and complex assistance to the Chief Deputy


The County of San Diego Treasurer-Tax Collector’s mission is to provide the citizens, agencies, and employees of San Diego County with superior financial services in terms of quality, timeliness, efficiency, and value while maintaining the highest levels of customer service and satisfaction. The Treasurer-Tax Collector manages an investment pool, which ranges in size from $8 to $12 billion, the second largest in the State, investing the assets of the County, 42 school and 5 community college districts, and other public agencies in the County. Information regarding the County of San Diego’s Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector can be viewed at:


The ideal candidate will posses ten (10) years of experience, including two (2) years of management or supervisory experience; a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of California, Certified Public Finance Officer, or Certified Government Financial Manager, and experience with California counties or local governmental agencies. A professional history that demonstrates the following necessary leadership competencies and attributes:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of GAAP, investment accounting, governmental fund accounting, auditing practices, financial reporting, California Government Code, and internal controls
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare complex financial statements and comprehensive reports that conform to accepted auditing standards and accounting principles
  • Demonstrated ability to research and analyze financial issues, evaluate alternative solutions, develop sound conclusions and prepare recommendations, and keep management apprised of issues and concerns
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to gain cooperation and consensus through discussion and persuasion
  • Excellent organizational skills, and the ability to manage several concurrent projects at various stages of completion; ability to establish and maintain priorities, and work independently
  • Engages in ongoing learning and career development for themselves and staff
  • Experience supervising and evaluating the work of professional and technical personnel; experience providing administrative and professional leadership and direction
  • Accountable and set high standards and challenging goals for themselves and others


A bachelor's degree from an accredited U.S. college or university, or a certified foreign studies equivalency AND five (5) years of experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the essential functions of the classification which must include two (2) years of management or supervision, OR a combination of experience and/or education as stated above. Notes: A master’s degree or higher degree may substitute for a total of one (1) year of experience. In order for education to substitute for work experience as indicated above, college level coursework must demonstrate progress toward a degree and may be substituted on a year-for-year basis. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Certificate in the State of California, Certified Public Finance Officer, or Certified Government Financial Manager, and experience with California counties or local governmental agencies are highly desirable qualifications.


The anticipated hiring range upon appointment will be $115,000 -$140,000. Placement within this range is dependent upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Salary reviews are performance-based and goal oriented.


• Fifteen days of paid vacation, thirteen days of paid sick leave, and thirteen paid holidays.

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance plans.

• Disability Insurance, Life Insurance, and Accidental Death/

Dismemberment Insurance. • Flexible Management Benefit Package – a monthly credit may be used to select benefits from a group of options. • Defined benefit retirement program. • Reciprocity with other governmental retirement systems may be granted; for further information, the website for the San Diego County Employees Retirement System. • May be eligible for relocation allowance. • Deferred Compensation Program 457 and 401(a) plans.


Résumés may be submitted online at; select the link for jobs. Résumés should include academic degrees and credentials held, employment history and positions held, dates of service, areas of experience, levels of responsibility, reporting structure, and key duties performed. An evaluation panel will convene to review submittals and identify top competitors to be considered for further evaluation. This recruitment will remain open until filled. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible for consideration.


Persons serving in positions in the Unclassified Service do not accrue tenure and serve at the pleasure of the appointing authority. The provisions of this job announcement may be modified or revoked and do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Qualified women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with qualified disabilities to perform the essential functions of a job, on a case-by-case basis.

The County of San Diego and its employees embrace the Live Well San Diego vision: A region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely and Thriving. For more information visit

Under California Government Code Sections 3100 – 3109, public employees are designated as disaster service workers. The term “public employees” includes all persons employed by the state or any county, city, state agency, or public district. Disaster service workers are required to participate in such disaster service activities as may be assigned to them by their employer or by law. The County of San Diego is committed to valuing diversity and practicing inclusion because our diverse workforce is our greatest asset and our customers are our number one priority.


Questions about the position, application and selection process should be directed to Brandy Winterbottom-Whitney, Deputy Director, Human Resources at or 858-505-6324.