The Chief Financial Officer will be a key member of the Management Team and effectively assist in implementing the Fire Chief's vision. The District seeks a strategic and analytical thinker, with creative and collaborative approaches and outstanding interpersonal skills, who will also be actively involved in the day-to-day Finance Division functions. The ideal candidate will act with a high degree of integrity and professionalism, maintain confidentiality, possess excellent technical accounting and budgeting knowledge, particularly in the field and practice of fiscal sustainability, and possess the ability to build good internal and external working relationships in order to help successfully shape the future of the District.
There are five primary areas of focus for this position:
Strategic Direction: Work in partnership with District management and Local 3546 to identify strategic, organizational, and development objectives and align Finance initiatives and solutions in support of those objectives;
Budget: Manages and directs the development of the District's annual budget and mid-year updates; performs long-range revenue and expenditure projections and identifies trends; responsible for preparation of a Capital Improvement Plan.
Daily Operations: Manages the activities of the Finance Division including the program areas of accounting, purchasing, payroll, financial management, budgets, grants, fee billing, and related financial functions.
Compliance: Ensure District compliance with all applicable Federal, State, and Special District laws and regulations;
Financial Management: Formulates, implements and maintains policies, procedures and appropriate systems (analytical tools, information systems and models or projections of cost behavior) pertaining to budgeting, capital planning, debt management, financial recordkeeping, controls and financial reporting to ensure effective and efficient management of resources.
Salary:$160,427 - $195,000 annually.
The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District provides an excellent benefits and retirement package and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Apply By:The recruitment will close on January 19, with first review of applications on January 12.A District application is required. To apply online and to view complete job announcement, visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/srvfire.
Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in public or municipal accounting, including two (2) years of Supervisory and/or Management experience in budgeting, accounting or financial management, preferably in a public agency or governmental setting.Desirable qualifications -experience in finance in the public-sector field, specific to special Districts; Calif. and possession of a Certified Public Accountant License.A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in public or business administration, accounting, mathematics, finance, or a related field.A Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university preferred.
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