Revenue Controller

Revenue Controller
City of Santa Barbara Finance Department
 Santa Barbara, California
Job Description

At the City of Santa Barbara, the best part of our organization is our people. As a City of Santa Barbara employee, you will work in an environment with other motivated individuals who are passionate about their work. We strive to provide employees with the support they need to thrive. Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here.

The mission of the Finance Department is to provide financial guidance to City Council and departments and manage the City’s financial operations. Read more about the Department of Finance here.


The City of Santa Barbara Finance Department is seeking a knowledgeable and proficient Revenue Controller. Under administrative direction the Revenue Controller will plan, organize and manage the services of the Treasury Division of the Finance Department. This position oversees revenue management functions, including financial reporting, revenue collection operations and enhancements, internal controls, utility billing and business license enforcement, and customer service. The Incumbent will manage, supervise, and coordinate the work of assigned staff. This position also manages and oversees the implementation of strategic revenue generating initiatives, performs complex professional financial and accounting analysis, manages the City’s banking relationship and investment portfolio, manages the City’s credit card platforms, assists with the issuance of municipal debt and reports and performs related duties as assigned in support of the Finance Department goals and projects and provides highly responsible and professional staff assistance to the Director, City Administrator and the City Council.

Distinguishing Characteristics

The Revenue Controller is a senior division management level classification, having broad responsibility for a diverse range of revenue management and collections functions. This position is distinguished from the Accounting Manager, Budget Manager, General Services Manager and Risk Manager positions by its greater breadth of responsibility for revenue accounting functions, knowledge of auditing requirements, project management responsibilities and supervision of staff, as well as function as a key departmental contact in the Director's absence.


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) years of progressively responsible professional accounting experience, preferably involving public sector experience and three or more years of supervisory or lead experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Education and/or Training:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, business administration or a closely related field.

License, Certificate and/or Other Requirements:

A valid Class C California driver's license and the ability to maintain insurability under the City's Vehicle Insurance Policy.