Assistant Finance Director

City of Milpitas, CA

Assistant Finance Director
City of Milpitas, CA

Located at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay, Milpitas is a progressive community with a diverse resident population of 78,106. This full-service city has approximately 415 FTEs who are committed to accomplishing the community’s vision by providing fiscally sound, superior services.
The Milpitas Finance Department is made up of 28.5 full time equivalent (FTE) positions and 3.5 temporary positions and the proposed FY 21/22 budget is estimated at $5.9 million dollars. The Finance Department provides a key service role to all departments, the City Council, and the public.  The department is organized into three functions: Administration, Operations, and Fiscal Services – Utilities.   The Assistant Finance Director is responsible for the operations of the Finance Department and will oversee 22.5 full time equivalent (FTE) of the department’s 28.5 FTEs and will be responsible for budgeting and operations, providing vital internal and external financial reporting, serving as the primary external audit liaison and maintaining the financial systems. This position also oversees the budgeting process, including facilitating the development of the annual, and long term, citywide fiscal plan.
The Finance Director is looking for a collaborative leader who is politically savvy and works well with other departments, the Executive Team, is solution-oriented, creative, analytical and motivated, with the ability to present complex financial information to a variety of audiences.  The ideal candidate will be a strategic visionary who has the capacity and willingness to also roll up their sleeves into operations.  An exceptional understanding of and background in both accounting and finance is critical.  The ideal candidate will also have a commitment to talent development and be a mentor and coach to staff and others.

Minimum qualifications includes a Bachelor Degree in Business or Public Administration with major course work in accounting, auditing, and finance is required and at least five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in auditing, accounting, budgeting, investing, and finance administration in a public agency including at least three (3) years of supervising professional and technical staff.  An advanced degree, such as an MBA with an emphasis in finance or accounting is highly desirable and possession of a current Certified Public Accountant certificate is preferred.
The annual salary range for the Assistant Finance Director is $141,650.86 up to $198,316.04; placement DOQE.

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Please do not hesitate to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing Deadline is September 6, 2021.