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CA - Chief Financial Officer (Finance Director)

  • 1.  CA - Chief Financial Officer (Finance Director)

    Posted 11-01-2023 02:50 PM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 11-01-2023 02:50 PM

    JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer (Finance Director)

    AGENCY: City of Tulare

    LOCATION: Tulare, CA

    FILING DEADLINE:  December 4, 2023

    SALARY RANGE:  $137,085.48 – $166,628.04 Annually


    The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will plan, direct, manage, and oversee the activities and operations of the Finance Department, including cash management and investments, data processing, utility billing, and collection, and grant reporting and compliance. Additionally, this position coordinates assigned activities with other City departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among City departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to City management staff; and serves as City Treasurer. Successful performance requires an extensive professional background as well as skill in coordinating departmental work with that of other City departments and public agencies.

    The CFO manages a staff of 12 and will plan and will further develop the efficient and technological business processes and transform internal policies and procedures to create a better customer experience. This position requires someone who is fiscally prudent, politically astute, a creative problem solver and enjoys interacting and building positive working relationships with employees, department directors, elected officials, residents, and diverse stakeholders. This is an exciting time to join the City of Tulare, and this position is ideal for individuals that possess a passion for public service, and for entrepreneurs from within who recognize this opportunity to create and establish an effective and efficient administrative infrastructure for long-term success.

    Priorities and Opportunities

    • Understands economic development to provide financial guidance and support in this time of pro-growth.
    • With major labor negotiations completed, participate in a salary survey process and recommendations for general staff and address funding opportunities and challenges.
    • Provide financial guidance and expertise for CIP programs, as well as the funding needs for five master plans.
    • Participate in the next phase of the ERP (Eden) systems upgrades.


    The ideal candidate for this position is a strong visionary and collaborative leader with a proactive approach to public sector finance and accounting services. The Chief Financial Officer will be inclusive, tech savvy, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of staff. She/He must also be approachable, take a team-oriented approach, inspire accountability as well as transparency; and be able to make difficult decisions based upon thorough research and inclusive team-oriented discussion and feedback. This position will require flexibility, empathy, and a willingness to educate, exchange and encourage new ideas while building a culture of continuous improvement and high performance, and the ability to build consensus while helping to move the City in an exciting new and prosperous direction.

    Key Attributes and Characteristics

    • A proven track record of mentoring, cross-training, and developing employees, with a solid skill set in succession planning.
    • Expertise in municipal finance and budget with the ability to educate and provide options and alternative solutions to bring positive resolutions to challenging issues.
    • Demonstrate a collaborative and responsive leadership approach to ensure positive interdepartmental relations while still focusing on the greater good of the community.
    • Strong communication and interpersonal with high energy and a positive and inspiring presence.


    The City of Tulare is an exceptional, family-oriented community with a population of 67,834, situated in the Central San Joaquin Valley along Highway 99, just 47 miles south of Fresno and 64 miles north of Bakersfield. Our mid-state location benefits businesses needing same-day access to key California markets as well as residents seeking recreational opportunities in the beautiful Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east and the spectacular California coastline to the west.

    Candidates are encouraged to visit the City's website at http://www.tulare.ca.gov for a broader understanding of the City's organization and our community.

    For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at: https://koffassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/10/Rev2-Tulare-CFO.pdf.

    To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://koffassociates.com/tulare-cfo/. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held.

    For more information, contact:

    Frank Rojas

    (510) 495-0448


    Website: https://koffassociates.com/

    Stephanie Fong
    Spin Recruitment Advertising