Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Albany
Location of position: 
Albany, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$130,944 to $159,180 per year.
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Closing Date: 
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Job Description: 

ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY MAY 21, 2018

Under the administrative direction of the City Manager, this position serves in a management capacity over all finance activities. The Finance Director will be responsible for the preparation, administration and control of the City’s operating budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP), the calculation of cost distributions and provides for the production and distribution of preliminary financial documents. Directs and manages the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including narrative, financial and statistical data and develops short and long range financial plans, analysis, and forecasts with alternatives to enable the City to determine financial policy for achieving operating and capital improvement objectives within available financial resources.

The ideal candidate is a “hands-on” leader who is ready to serve as a change agent in a fast paced environment. This individual will possess a keen attention to detail, excellent organization skills, a strong customer service focus and will demonstrate an appreciation of the value of proactive and thoughtful communications. The ability to show an engaging, accessible, and open approach to provide the foundation for the success of the entire Finance Department is imperative. The successful candidate must possess both the technical skills needed to train, mentor, and coach staff as well as the leadership skills needed to act as the bridge that connects the finance department with other departments. As one of the City’s key internal service executives, the Finance Director will be a team oriented and collaborative leader that works effectively and cohesively with elected officials, peer executives, and staff.

Qualifications:

· Graduation from an accredited four-year university in business administration, public administration, economics, or a related field · Five years of administration in maintaining financial statements · Three years of supervisory experience · Experience in “fund accounting” in a public agency is highly preferred · CPA license highly preferred · Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License

Examples of Duties

The following are excerpted from the full job description: · Under the direction of the City Manager, be responsible for the preparation and administration and control of the City’s operating budget and Capital Improvement Program. Calculate cost distributions and provide for the production and distribution of preliminary and final budget documents. · Develop short and long range financial plans, analysis, and forecasts – with alternatives – to enable the City to determine financial policy for achieving operating and capital improvement objectives within available financial resources. · Coordinate the funding and expenditures of the various enterprises of the City into an integrated accounting and budgeting procedure which accurately reflects the entire current financial plan of the City. · Review, evaluate, recommend and implement improvements to the City’s administrative and financial internal control systems and procedures. · Oversee accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll, purchasing, taxation, fee collection and related financial functions. Exercise the full range of supervisory and managerial authority over assigned professional, paraprofessional, technical and clerical staff. Set work priorities and evaluate work performance. · Oversee as well as prepare reconciliation of journals, ledgers and other accounting records; records and reports for submission to various regulatory and governmental agencies; and, information and reports requested by the City Manager and City Council. · Provide comprehensive financial management services and solve varied accounting and related problems. · Direct the year-end closing of accounting records and prepare reports and work papers for annual audit, and ensure audit compliance. · Oversee the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) including narrative, financial and statistical data. · Participate in the City investment process with the elected City Treasurer, provide input on long-range investment policies, and finance debt issuance as required. Support City Treasurer oversight of business license functions. · Coordinate the activities of the City’s financial software. May be assigned oversight of the City’s information technology system and services. · Participate in City Council, committee, staff, and other public agency meetings and conferences. Make presentations of City financial status and operations to City Council and the public. Represent the City in meetings with governmental agencies, vendors, business and professional organizations and the public.

Benefits-- The City's excellent benefits package includes:

Retirement: CalPERS Classic Members (employees hired on or after January 1, 2013, and defined as “classic” PERS members) participate in a 2% @ 60 retirement formula. New CalPERS Members as defined by PEPRA (employees new to PERS or with greater than 6 months gap in service with PERS) participate in a 2% @ 62 formula. This position participates in Social Security.

Health Insurance: 9 CalPERS Health Plans to choose from. Employer-paid family health insurance up to the Bay Area Kaiser premium rate. Deferred compensation in-lieu of health insurance at the Kaiser single rate for employees choosing to opt out by providing proof of outside coverage. Dental, Orthodontia, Life Insurance, and Disability

Employer paid dental insurance through Delta Dental Supplemental Orthodontia reimbursement plan Employer paid life insurance in the amount of $50,000 Long-Term Disability

Other Optional Benefits: Vision Insurance (VSP) – with competitive rates Section 457 deferred compensation program, administered through ICMA Section 125 flexible spending benefits plan for health care and dependent care expenses Commuter Checks

Leave: Up to 100 hours of administrative leave per year (with cash-out option) 11 days of vacation per year (increases with years of service) 11 days of holiday pay per year 3 floating holidays per year 12 days of sick leave per year