Deputy Finance Director

Deputy Finance Director
City of Belmont Finance Department
 Belmont, California
Job Description

The City of Belmont Finance Department is currently recruiting for the position of Deputy Finance Director.

The Deputy Finance Director directs, manages, supervises, and coordinates the City's day to day finance operations and activities including budget, payroll, purchasing, business licenses, accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, fixed assets, financial planning and records maintenance, reporting, tax administration, and annual audit functions. The position also coordinates activities with other divisions, departments, and outside agencies and provides highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Finance Director. In addition, this position is responsible for treasury operations and debt management. The position receives administrative direction from the Finance Director and exercises direct supervision over professional and technical staff.

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Experience and Training:

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:


  • Five (5) to seven (7) years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting or auditing with two (2) years of supervisory responsibility.


  • Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance or related field.


  • Possession of or pursing a CPA (or equivalent) license required.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of local government budgeting and financial administration including accounts payable and receivable, payroll, budget, general ledger and financial reporting.
  • Generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Rules, regulations, policies and procedures governing public agency accounting practices.
  • Methods and techniques of internal auditing and accounting.
  • Treasury and debt management.
  • Advanced mathematical principles and practices.
  • Accounting and financial systems, applications and services.
  • Principles and practices of budget preparation and administration.
  • Principles of supervision and performance evaluation.
  • Principles and procedures of financial record keeping and reporting.
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local codes, laws and regulations.

Ability to:

  • Plan, supervise and direct the City's accounting operation.
  • Develop, analyze, interpret and explain financial policies and procedures.
  • Prepare accurate and timely financial statements, reports and analyses.
  • Correlate and use a large volume of written and numerical data.
  • Oversee, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff.
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures.
  • Prepare annual budgets, five-year capital improvement plans, and long-term financial plans.
  • Act as primary liaison for annual audit; prepare and provide supporting documentation; ensure that audit is scheduled and completed in a timely manner.
  • Establish and maintain sound fiscal procedures and records.
  • Apply advanced technologies to modernize operations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


The City offers a comprehensive benefits package, including PERS retirement, PERS health plans, dental, vision, deferred compensation, etc. The City does not participate in the Social Security Program. For specific details regarding the benefits offered for this position, please refer to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the City and its Mid-Management/Confidential Employees Association (MMCEA) labor group.

Special Instructions

Candidates who have or are pursuing a CPA (or equivalent) license are highly encouraged to apply.

This recruitment will remain open until filled, but is subject to close at any time without notice. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. First review of applications will be November 29, 2021.