Indian Valley Community Services District (IVCSD) serves the Plumas County communities of Greenville, Crescent Mills, and Taylorsville with drinking water, sanitary sewer, parks/pools/recreation, a volunteer fire department, and several potential public housing projects. The 2021 Dixie Fire destroyed a significant portion of the homes, businesses, and infrastructure throughout the District, creating an opportunity for IVCSD to rebuild as one of the most resilient and advanced mountain communities in the nation.
Our executive management team and board of directors are searching for a Controller with deep knowledge of municipal finance, an outstanding attitude, and a drive to re-build and improve the communities we serve. IVCSD currently employs 10 administrative and utility team members with an overall FTE of approximately 7.0 along with a volunteer fire force of approximately 20.
In order to identify the most qualified candidates, IVCSD is offering this position as either Full-Time or Part-Time, and as either completely remote or hybrid work in our Greenville office. CalPERS annuitants are welcome and encouraged to apply as IVCSD is not a member.
Under general direction and supervision of the General Manager, the Financial Controller will be integral to Indian Valley CSD’s recovery from the devastating Dixie Fire. This position will exercise direct control over and be responsible for the District’s accounts payable, payroll, accounting, grant reporting, audit, cash management, and fund-based budgeting functions. The Controller will need to provide leadership for the following post-disaster recovery projects in addition to normal duties:
-Research, acquisition, and implementation of a new fund-based accounting and budgeting system to replace the District’s legacy QuickBooks system;
-Integration of any new accounting/budgeting system with the District’s existing utility billing system;
-Design and implementation of a system of tracking capital outlays and reimbursements from multiple District fund accounts and from several different grantor agencies on a variety of simultaneous design and construction projects;
-Responsibility for accurately completing the financial portions of all grant and regulatory reports on a timely basis;
EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:(Illustrative Only)
Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.
Assumes full management responsibility for financial planning, budgeting, accounting, auditing, treasury/cash management, and grants reporting (financial).
Performs payroll duties.
Review and recommend changes to District policy or procedures as they relate to financial functions.
Prepares monthly financial reports for review and use by the General Manager, Board of Directors, and the public.
Prepares and recommends and annual budget plan for the District and related entities.
Ensure compliance with appropriate internal controls and standard government accounting practices.
When required, represents the District to other agencies, elected officials, and community organizations.
Provides support to other District departments on financial matters.
Work effectively with the General Manager and the Business Manager/Clerk of the Board to provide a consistent and effective payroll and benefits experience for District employees.
Perform related duties as required or as assigned by the General Manager.
Operations, services, and activities of a comprehensive finance program.
Advanced principles and practices of public financial management.
Advanced principles and practices of program development and administration.
Advanced principles and practices of governmental, fund-based budget preparation and administration.
District rules and ordinances, and State and Federal laws governing the financial administration of a Community Services District.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications.
Manage and direct programs and activities related to the finances of the District.
Analyze and assess programs, policies, and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments.
Identify and respond to sensitive community and organizational issues, concerns, and needs.
Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions, and implement recommendations in support of mission and goals.
Prepare clear, concise, and timely administrative and financial reports.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:
A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field.
A Master’s degree or a Certified Public Accountant designation is desirable.
Five years of broad and extensive experience in accounting or finance, including at least three years with this experience in or with a government agency.
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push and pull materials and objects up to 25 pounds.
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.
Successful applicant shall have a one (1) year probationary period.