This is a Management classification with full responsibility for the District’s Accounting and Financial Management programs. Performs a variety of finance and accounting tasks involving complex governmental accounting and reporting processes. The Finance Manager exercises direct supervision over professional, technical and/or support staff. Reports to the Administrative Services Director while working in a collaborative manner with District’s Leadership Team, supervisors, and the public. The position is reviewed in terms of results and accuracy.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Develop, plan and implement Division goals, objectives and processes; develop policies for Administrative Services Director and General Manager’s consideration and implementation as approved.
Plan and direct the activities of the Finance Division; supervise and coordinate division activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Confers, advises, and makes recommendations to the Administrative Services Director, department directors, and supervisors on a variety of financial matters.
Keeps the Administrative Services Director properly informed of activities and issues. Prepares for and makes presentations to District staff and the Board of Directors, as necessary.
Select, train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline full-time and part-time personnel; provide or coordinate staff training.
Within the Division, establish priorities and assure compliance with all applicable Federal and State laws and regulations. Manages assigned programs through coordinated leadership assuring the Division meets specifically assigned ongoing and annual operational and financial objectives.
Participates in management discussions concerning issues and problems affecting the Administrative Services Department; may make presentations to the Board of Directors and other groups.
Receive and review reports from staff members and take appropriate action.
Perform related duties as assigned.
The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
Principles and practices associated with accounting and financial management in the public sector.
Principles and practices of management necessary to plan, analyze, develop, direct, and evaluate programs, financial policies, organizational structures, and staffing.
Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations regarding local government operations related to financial management functions.
Principles of community and public relations.
Customer service techniques and public speaking.
Plan, direct and control the administration and operations of the Division.
Ability to coordinate financial program objectives with the general goals of the total organization and its various departments.
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate financial programs; supervise, train, and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; and manage the Finance Division.
Develop and implement Division policies and procedures.
Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
Successfully develop, control and administer District budget and expenditures.
Analyze problems; identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
Interpret and apply District, Federal, State and local policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing.
Supervise, train and evaluate assigned personnel.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted during work.
The physical standards described are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
An employee is regularly required to sit at desk and in meetings for long periods of time; talk or hear, in person, in meetings and by telephone; use hands and fingers to handle, feel or operate standard office equipment; and reach with hands and arms. Intermittently, twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; walk to observe department activities; bend and squat to perform file searches; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; operate an automobile to attend various meetings and workshops. While performing duties, the employee is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; analyze community service, budget and technical reports; interpret and evaluate staff reports; know laws, regulations and codes; observe performance and evaluate staff; problem solve community service issues; remember personnel rules, legal and code requirements; and explain and interpret codes, policies and procedures; interact with District management, other governmental officials, contractors, vendors, employees and the public.
Training and Experience
Any combination equivalent to education and experience is likely to provide the required knowledge and abilities. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education: Graduation for an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in public or business administration, accounting, finance or a closely related field. A Master's degree and CPA are highly desired.
Experience: Six years of professional and responsible experience in government accounting and financial management, including at least three years in a supervisory capacity.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements
Possession of a valid California Class C drive license
HOW TO APPLY: To be considered for this opportunity, please immediately submit a compelling cover letter and resume (including dates of employment, organization size and number of staff managed) directly to: