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The State Water Project (SWP) Chief Financial Manager (CFM) works under the direction of the Deputy Director, SWP and provides high-level policy advice to the Department of Water Resources' (DWR) Directorate and SWP senior management on matters affecting the investment of resources to improve and sustain SWP operations. Specifically, the SWP CFM develops proposed strategies for capital investments, considering asset management and risk management factors to ensure the most efficient and safe operations of the SWP. The SWP CFM develops and implements new policies for comprehensive asset management and capital investment programs that promote the sustainability of the SWP.
1) develops and manages an Asset Management Capital Investment Policy that sets parameters for planning and scheduling of major infrastructure projects as well as financing strategies associated with these projects;
2) develops and manages a Financial Management Processes Policy that assures timely and accurate financial planning information is readily available and continuously evaluated for public water agency affordability; and
3) participates in the development of a Risk Management Policy that sets guidelines for risk-informed decision-making and affordability related to project operations and capital investments. Serves as the Deputy's key policy advisor for the Financial Management Enhancements Program and all future SWP applications and tools. Works cooperatively with the Chief, Division of Fiscal Services, and the Chief, SWP Analysis Office to develop and implement solutions to improve and streamline SWP budgeting, accounting, billing, planning, program management and program control processes. Serves as a liaison to the State Water Contractors (SWC), serves as Chairperson for the SWP Finance Committee, and actively participates in DWR-SWC meetings and committees.