Assistant Chief Financial Officer

Assistant Chief Financial Officer
City of Oxnard Finance Department
 Oxnard, California
Job Description

The Assistant Chief Financial Officer assists in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations of the Finance Department. In addition, this position coordinates assigned activities with other departments and outside agencies; provides highly responsible and complex analytical support to the Chief Financial Officer; and serves as acting Chief Financial Officer, as required.

The ideal candidate will be forward thinking, motivational, and have high energy, with the ability to provide leadership and inspire support in the City's efforts to encourage workplace values including integrity, respect, teamwork, and high performance. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to work well with staff, department heads and internal and external stakeholders. The successful Assistant CFO will have the desire and confidence to work in a highly visible role to carry out the mission, vision, and needs of the City. This position will require flexibility, a willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas, and the ability to build consensus while developing working relationships based on trust and professionalism. The new Assistant Chief Financial Officer for the City of Oxnard may be seasoned, or an up and comer, in either a large or small city, county, special district or similar governmental setting. A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics, public or business administration or a closely related field AND a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience (3-5 years in a management or supervisory capacity) in financial management and analysis, budget development, accounting, debt and liability management is required. Experience working in the public sector possessing a solid foundation of government requirements and regulations is desirable, but not mandatory. A CPA license/designation is desirable.

Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles southeast of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of commercial development and manufacturing, and the U.S. Navy. Oxnard's harbor and beaches support a strong tourism industry in normal times. Oxnard residents enjoy a spirit of community pride with an unsurpassed quality of life enhanced by the charm of this coastal community, the natural environment and solitude of the nearby Los Padres National Forest, and the cultural and educational amenities of a diverse and vibrant urban setting.

To be considered, please submit a resume (reflecting years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed), cover letter and five work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of recruitment) to:

For additional information, please contact:

Frank Rojas
CPS HR Consulting
(916) 471-3111

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