Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Santa Cruz METRO Finance Department
 Santa Cruz, California
Job Description

If an exciting job opportunity that offers professionally challenging responsibilities, a high level of financial complexity, a collaborative team environment, and the opportunity to live and work in one of the most beautiful areas of the country appeals to you, 2021 may be your year. KL2 Connects LLC has been retained by Santa Cruz METRO to identify highly motivated and experienced candidates for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Under policy direction from the Chief Executive Officer/General Manager, the Chief Financial Officer plans, develops, organizes, manages, and directs the agency's financial and executive administrative activities, functions, goals, objectives, policies, and procedures. This position oversees budgeting, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, revenue accounting, financial grant administration, insurance administration, general project management, payroll, property management of leases, asset accountability, audits, financial reporting, best practices, efficiency optimization, and complex special projects assigned by the CEO/General Manager.

The ideal candidate will have an accredited Master’s degree plus 8 years of professional experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, or business administration (including 4 years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public agency). Familiarity with transit agency or transportation system activities and functions is highly desirable and experience in a large public organization is preferred. Desired certifications include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified Management Accountant (CMA). This is an excellent executive opportunity that offers attractive compensation, excellent benefits, and relocation. Santa Cruz METRO values equal opportunity at all levels — diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.

To be considered go to, select the Santa Cruz METRO listing, and upload a letter of interest, resume, and 4-5 professional references (preferably supervisory and including name, title, phone, email, and relationship to you).

For additional information, contact KL2’s Jeff Popovich at Thank you for your interest in Santa Cruz METRO! A first review of resumes is targeted for January 12, 2021, so please apply at your earliest opportunity.