Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Novato
Location of position: 
Novato, CA
$143,968.13 – $174,994.16 annually, DOQ.
Date Posted: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
Job Description: 

The scenic city of Novato, located in beautiful California, is ideally situated in Northern Marin County approximately 29 miles north of San Francisco and 37 miles northwest of Oakland. In 2018, Novato was recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The City was noted for the high achieving Novato Unified School District. The local economy was acknowledged with a strong foundation of biotech and emerging technology companies joined by a variety of retail centers.

The Finance Director is a newly reestablished role reporting to the City Manager. As a key member of the City’s executive management team, the Finance Director is expected to provide exceptional leadership, proactive management and excellent communication skills to the finance department, the city leadership team and to the community. This position provides an exciting mix of key priorities. Related to this effort is the desire to develop and utilize various financial forecasting and modeling tools, including a fiscal sustainability plan. The operational components of the annual budget process and monthly reporting, the CAFR and audit process, as well as the need for a department staffing assessment will also require ongoing attention.

This position requires five or more years of progressively responsible professional financial experience preferably within a municipal agency or a CPA firm with a governmental auditing division. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of management or supervisory experience. Equivalency to a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, finance or a related field is required. Experience with capital project accounting is also a desired skillset for our new Finance Director. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your cover letter, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by December 27, 2019.