Director of Finance

Director of Finance
City of San Jose
 San Jose, California
Job Description

Known as the “Capital of Silicon Valley,” the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world’s leading region of innovation. Encompassing approximately 181 square miles at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, San José is Northern California’s largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation. With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. San José’s transformation into a global innovation center has resulted in one of the largest concentrations of technology companies and expertise in the world.

The City of San José is a full-service Charter City and operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of 10 council members elected by district and a mayor elected at large. The City Manager, who reports to the Council, and her executive team provide strategic leadership that supports the policy-making role of the Mayor and the City Council and motivates and challenges the organization to deliver high quality services that meet the community’s needs. City operations are supported by 6,884 full time equivalent positions and a total budget of $6 billion for the 2022-2023 fiscal year. San José is dedicated to maintaining the highest fiscal integrity and earning high credit ratings (Aa1/AA+/AA+) to ensure the consistent delivery of quality services to the community.

The Director of Finance is responsible for the management oversight of a $2.5 billion investment portfolio; $4.7 billion debt portfolio; financial reporting for $5 billion in annual expenditures; billing, compliance monitoring and accounts receivable collections of over $1 billion in annual revenue; and annually over $80 million in purchase orders and contract dollars procured. They are a key advisor to the City Manager regarding matters related to the financial condition of the City and oversee four core divisions: Accounting (including Fiscal Recovery and Grants Management); Debt and Treasury Management; Purchasing and Risk Management; and, Revenue Management. The Finance Department’s operating budget for FY 2022-23 is $25.4 million and includes 134 budgeted full-time equivalent positions.

Requires qualifying education and experience such as a BA/BS degree (master’s degree preferred) and ten years of experience in fiscal management or budgetary control or related work, five of which must have been at a management and policy-making level with direction of professional accounting or fiscal management.

Annual Salary: $174,867 to $283,252

Please apply on-line by December 2, 2022 at The City is holding December 15-16, 2022 for candidate interviews. For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.