ABOUT THE FINANCE DEPARTMENT:
The overall mission of the Finance Department is to ensure fiscal stability, sound business advice, and reliable financial reporting to the departments, City, and community. We accomplish this by implementing leading practices in financial management, maintaining strong internal controls, and providing clear and complete financial information to decision-makers and stakeholders. The Department consists of five divisions to accomplish its mission: Accounting and Financial Reporting; Budget Management; Business Licensing; Revenue Management; and Special Districts.
While it is true that the Finance Department has a serious responsibility for the City and its residents, we have a great time together working in support of our mission. We foster a family-like environment and are supportive of one another throughout all the challenges each day brings. We take time to celebrate achievements (and birthdays), and we actively pursue team activities to ensure we remain a close-knit group. We’re looking for that next outstanding individual to join our team and help us continually improve what we do through innovative and collaborative efforts.
Who are we looking for?
Our next Deputy Director of Finance will be a self-motivated leader who enjoys working as part of teams (large and small) using innovative, strategic, and forward-thinking approaches to solving complex financial issues. The individual will work in tandem with the Finance Director to fulfill the Department’s vision of providing excellent customer service, focusing on fiscal responsibility, transparency, integrity, and teamwork. Together, we strive to become the trusted business advisors of each City department and anticipate their needs and solutions. The City continues to have a “low” risk score based on the State Auditor’s annual analysis of key financial data for California cities, ranking as the 25th most financially stable of 423 cities measured statewide. In its 44-year history, the City has only had two leaders for the Finance Department. With the anticipated retirement of the Finance Director in the next few years, the individual chosen for this position would be an ideal candidate for the City’s next Finance Director.
This position might be perfect for you if:
A day in the life would consist of:
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field is required. Seven years of professional and technical governmental accounting experience is required, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity in municipal finance; and additional coursework or professional certification in a related field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge of advanced principles and practices of general and governmental accounting, municipal finance, budget preparation, and monitoring, cash flow, and revenue forecasting; laws regulating public finance and fiscal operations; fiscal record keeping, payroll, cashiering, business licensing, journal entries, accounts receivable, accounts payable, transient occupancy tax and billing; accounting and financial record-keeping principles, procedures and methods and their application to projects and activities; principles and practices of payroll administration including federal and state payroll tax reporting requirements; principles and practices of employee supervision, training, evaluation, motivation, and discipline; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations; automated financial management and accounting systems; techniques used in dealing with the public and customer service.
Ability and skills to independently perform the most complex technical accounting and financial projects and activities and analysis to draw logical conclusions; plan, organize, review the work of and train and supervise subordinate staff; demonstrate proven leadership ability and outstanding “soft skills” which include qualities such as an approachable leadership style, interacting with others on a regular basis, promoting a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes, and identifying a clear, motivating, challenging vision; respond to questions from the public and staff; independently interpret and apply policies, procedures, laws, codes and regulations pertaining to municipal accounting, budgeting and related functions; independently research and analyze problems, identify solutions, project impacts of proposed actions and implement recommendations; independently interpret and apply accounting principles and procedures to maintain control of records, financial statements and databases; research, collect, compile and analyze information and data; apply accounting principles in the maintenance of governmental financial and accounting transactions; research, collect, compile and analyze information and data and organize work to meet schedules and timelines; prepare, examine and verify financial documents, statements, reports and analyses; and communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
Licenses; Certificates; Special Requirements:
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license and demonstrate a satisfactory driving record is required. Designation of Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable
All applicants are required to apply online at www.cityofrc.us/rcjobs. The closing date is 5:00 pm on Thursday, December 16, 2021, or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.