Director of Finance and Administration

Director of Finance and Administration
Leucadia Wastewater District Administration Department
 Carlsbad, California
Job Description

The Opportunity

The District is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration (DFA) to join our high performing and award-winning team. The successful candidate must have a strong financial and accounting background with eight years applicable program and management experience in the public sector. Under general direction, the DFA is responsible for planning, directing and managing the finance and accounting functions, as well as, general oversight of the administration, human resources, insurance, and risk management functions of the District.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (see job description for full list)

  • Oversees the development of the annual budget, prepares projections, forecasts of revenues and expenditures, and manages the accounting records.
  • Regularly prepares monthly financial statements and reports for presentation to the Board of Directors, reflecting the financial standing of the District.
  • Directs the preparation of special financial reports and analyses, including those required for submission to various governmental agencies.
  • Directs the preparation of the District's Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. Administers investments and other financial management programs.
  • Assists in the development of the District wide tactical goals and objectives.

Specific Types of Knowledge (see job description for full list)

  • Knowledge of governmental, fund, and general accounting principles, practices and procedures including budgeting and investment techniques.
  • Knowledge of auditing principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of principles and practice of local government and public administration.
  • Supervisory Responsibilities (see job description for full list)
  • Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the Administrative Services Department and of LWD's Financial Consultants.

Education and/or Experience

  • Education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited 4-year college or university with a Bachelors degree in Accounting, Finance, or equivalent field and eight years applicable program and management experience in the public sector, including two years of high-level management experience of professional and technical staff. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license or a Master's degree is highly desirable.


  • The District currently works a 9/80 work schedule with 80 hours in a two-week pay period.
  • Employees receive 10 days of vacation per year for the first three years of service and 12 days of sick leave per year.
  • LWD recognizes 12 paid holidays per year.
  • Employees health insurance, dental and vision plans of their choosing are 100% paid by the District for employee and all eligible dependents.
  • Employees may elect to set aside up to $2,750 in per-tax dollars for reimbursement of health care expenses and up to $5,000 for dependent care reimbursement.
  • $50,000 of life insurance is provided for each employee along with $50,000 of Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance. Dependent coverage up to $5,000 is also provided by the District.
  • The District provides short & long-term disability insurance to all LWD employees at no cost to the employee.
  • The District has a two-tier retirement system through the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS)
  • An optional deferred income 457 plan is available to employees which the District will match 2% of the employee's salary up to 2% of the Social Security maximum.
  • The District reimburses up to $2,000 per fiscal year for pre-approved educational expenses.

How to Apply

  • Applications must be received via email, mail or in-person no later than 4:30pm October 1, 2021.
  • Candidates must include a cover letter, resume and any other information you feel is important for us to consider when reviewing your candidacy.
  • Applications submitted without a resume and cover letter will not be considered.