Finance Manager

Delta Diablo | Antioch

Salary Range: $10,843.49 - $13,542.03 Annually
Open Date: 01/25/2019
Close Date: 2/27/2019

Position Description

The Finance Manager is a division manager at Delta Diablo, reporting to the Business Services Director, with primary responsibility for overseeing the accounting, finance, budgeting and procurement activities of the agency, and directing and supervising the day-to-day operations of the Finance Division. This position has immediate responsibility for the District’s accounting policies and practices, budget control, adherence to established internal controls, maintenance of financial records, and the preparation of periodic financial and budgetary reports. Works with the Business Services Director on the agency’s cash management and investments, capital financing and debt services, rate and fee studies, and short and long-range financial planning. The Finance Manager develops and implements divisional goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards to align with the District’s vision and strategic goals of operational excellence and financial sustainability.

Position Qualifications

Delta Diablo is seeking an individual with a high degree of proficiency and experience in making a wide range of managerial and financial decisions with organizational and legal impacts. The ideal candidate would possess experience working at a special district or similar public agency/municipality; working knowledge of local government fund accounting and strong government financial management skills; customer-centered and collaborative management style along with an adherence to the highest ethical and moral standards and transparency; strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to identify and implement work process and organizational improvements is highly desired. Success in this position will require a team-based leadership style that builds and maintains trust and a strong sense of integrity with staff, various stakeholders and customers including the Board of Directors and the public. A supervisory style that seeks to cultivate and develop staff through sharing of knowledge and experience in a mentoring and coaching mode is strongly preferred.

The selected candidate is required to have: 1) an educational background equivalent to an Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, economics, business or public administration, or a directly-related field; 2) at least five years of progressively responsible government fund accounting and financial analysis experience, including demonstrated ability to apply sound internal controls in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards and guidelines; 3) demonstrated experience preparing financial and budgetary reports and written communications to governing bodies; and 4) prior experience with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Systems including user interface (i.e., user access and security permissions). A Master’s degree and possession of an active license as a California Certified Public Accountant (CPA) issued by the California State Board of Accountancy is highly desirable. Prior supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

How to Apply

Applicants interested in this position are encouraged to submit a completed Delta Diablo Employment Application and written response to the below Supplemental Questions. The first screening of submitted applications is February 21, 2019. (Postmarks and faxes are not accepted). Supplemental Questions (Please limit your response to these questions to 2,000 words total). 1. Describe how your educational background and work experience has prepared you for success in this position. Please highlight any experience you have related to: a) Developing and reviewing accounting, audit control methods, systems and procedures b) Municipal Budgeting, Long-Term Financial Planning and Forecasting, including size of budgets c) Directing, supervising or managing the preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for a public agency or a similar financial regulatory report for a private agency/company d) Public financing, debt issuance, and debt administration e) Month end/year closing f) Utility Cost of Service Rate/Fee Modeling g) Government auditing issues (e.g., federal/state grants, etc.) h) Cash Management 2. Describe the specific attributes that define your approach to supervising staff. How many staff have you directly supervised and how would you characterize your supervisory style and approach? Please provide example situations and interactions that illustrate these attributes. 3. Describe your experience preparing and presenting staff reports, information and recommendations to executives, Committees, and/or Governing Boards. 4. Describe a few strategies you have used to encourage and foster collaboration, teamwork and effective communication with various stakeholders including executive management, peer managers, subordinate staff and other internal customers? 5. Describe your experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs) and user interface. Please provide the name of the system and your role with user interface. 6. If you were hired into this position, describe any concerns you may have in acclimating to your new role and how you would plan to address these concerns. All material should be submitted on-line at www.deltadiablo.org (preferred) or can be submitted in-person or by U.S. Mail to the District’s POC Receptionist Desk: Delta Diablo 2500 Pittsburg Antioch Highway Antioch, CA 94509 ATTN: Human Resources Incomplete applications will not be considered. A resume may be included but does not substitute for a completed application form. Following the close of the recruitment, a screening committee will evaluate the qualifications of each candidate who has met the minimum requirements for this position. Applicants meeting minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the examination. Those candidates whose application indicates their experience and education are best suited to meet the current needs of the District will be invited to participate in the examination and/or interview process. The decision of the screening committee is final.
Contact Email: hr@deltadiablo.org
Website: 2500 Pittsburg Antioch Highway