As part of the City’s executive team, this position reports directly to the City Manager; administers the City’s financial affairs as provided in the City Code; plans, directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations of the Finance Department, including Citywide financial, long-term debt financing, accounting, budgeting, pre-auditing, purchasing and disbursement services; supervises eight staff members; manages and participates in the development of annual City budgets, as well as supervises the maintenance of necessary budgetary controls; ensures that the City’s financial needs are met; and provides a high level of technical and complex financial support in the accounting functions of the City and Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency; oversees computer, information and communication system purchases, operations and maintenance.
The ideal candidate for this position will possess the following characteristics: ~Proven track record in municipal budgeting, accounting, and financing. ~Excellent management and customer service skills. ~Honest and ethical, and demonstrates the highest standards of professional conduct. ~Strong interpersonal skills and able to effectively guide, inspire and motivate Finance Department staff. ~Strong analytical and presentation skills. ~Able to maintain open communication with staff and City officials and work cooperatively toward achieving the goals of the City.
QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination equivalent to the following: ~Requires five years of progressively responsible experience in performing complex financial, statistical and budgetary analyses; at least three of which were at a senior manager level in a municipality or governmental agency; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. ~Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business or Public Administration, or a closely related field, is required. ~A Master’s degree in Business or Public Administration is preferred.