Director of Finance

Director of Finance
County of Marin Finance Departmnt
 Marin, California
Job Description

Director of Finance
County of Marin, California
Salary: $223,912 - $236,475 DOE/DOQ

The County of Marin seeks a Director of Finance (Director) to lead the County’s Department of Finance and serve as the County’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with fiduciary responsibility of all funds in the County treasury. This is an exciting opportunity for an innovative leader, as the County has a AAA bond rating, well-established reserves, and GFOA awards. The Director will oversee 62 staff (Treasury, Investments, Accounting, Property Tax, Public Administrator, and Finance), a budget of approximately $6.1 million, and several upcoming initiatives. They will have the opportunity to further develop their team, especially in the areas of auditing and payroll. The next Director will be a good listener, communicator, and overall leader and will inspire their team to provide excellent customer service and support a high-performing department. Ideally, they will have a CPA background and effectively lead and mentor technical units. If you’re eager to lead an innovative financial team committed to excellent service, this may be the right role for you!

See the full recruitment brochure: https://indd.adobe.com/view/9e40b1cb-8871-4279-a42c-f16be2ffb3a4

THE JOB

The Director of Finance is the head of the Department of Finance and oversees all administrative and operational duties of over 60 staff, an approximate $6.2 million dollar budget, and serves as the County’s Chief Financial Officer with fiduciary responsibility of all funds in the County treasury. The Director serves the Board of Supervisors, ensuring the Department has functional financial recordkeeping and reporting systems, public financing mechanisms, and accounting methods and procedures. They will use their in-depth knowledge of state and federal regulations to ensure the County is financially compliant. Additional technical aspects of this role include overseeing this consolidated department (auditor, controller, tax collection, treasury), and long-term financial planning. The Director will also serve as an innovative leaderfor the Department and lead, develop, empower, and engage with their valuable personnel and demonstrate the political and emotional acumen to successfully work across and provide services to other departments, appointed and elected officials, and outside agencies. This Director will work to develop goals and strategic plans for their department team.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have a customer-service attitude and the technical expertise to manage performance-based budgeting, oversight of A/R and A/P, contract administration, and competitive bidding. They will be a strong negotiator, communicator, and project manager. The successful candidate will be eager to build their team through career development, training, and internship opportunities, set goals, and be an effective problem-solver.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS

Qualifications for holding the office of Director of Finance shall consist of those provided for in California Government Code Sections 27000.1, 27000.7, 27000.8, 27000.9, and 26945 and 26945.1, and continuing education requirements. Experience managing Treasurer-Tax Collector duties, including experience with pension fund administration and investment, is highly desirable.

Requires at least one of the following:

  • Certified Public Accountant and five years of continuous experience in a senior fiscal management position in a city, county, or other public agency; Or
  • Certificate as a professional internal auditor and either Chartered Financial Analyst or
  • Certified Cash Manager with 16 college semester units in accounting, auditing, or finance; Or
  • Certificate as a professional internal auditor and either baccalaureate degree with a major in business or public administration, economics, finance, accounting, or related field or five years of continuous experience in a senior fiscal management position in a city, county, or other public agency; Or
  • Baccalaureate degree with a major in accounting and five years of continuous experience in a senior fiscal management position in a city, county, or other public agency; Or
  • Three years of continuous experience as county auditor, or chief assistant or chief deputy county auditor; Or
  • Public Accountant and five years of continuous experience in a senior fiscal management position in a city, county, or other public agency.

COMPENSATION & BENEFITS

  • The salary for this position is $223,912 - $236,475 DOE/DOQ and is supplemented by a generous benefit program

HOW TO APPLY

For first consideration, apply by August 22, 2022, by completing an application and attaching your cover letter and resume at wbcpinc.com/job-board/

Please contact your recruiter, Wendi Brown, with any questions:

Email to: wendi@wbcpinc.com

541-664-0376

866-929-WBCP (9227) – toll-free

The County of Marin is an equal opportunity employer encouraging workforce diversity.

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