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CA - Deputy Director of Finance

  • 1.  CA - Deputy Director of Finance

    Posted 02-13-2023 11:45 AM
    Edited by Brukie Gashaw 02-13-2023 11:49 AM

    JOB TITLE:  Deputy Director of Finance

    AGENCY:   City of Berkeley

    LOCATION:   Berkeley, CA

    FILING DEADLINE:  March 3, 2023

    SALARY RANGE:  $181,417 – $199,243 Annually

    The Position

    The Deputy Director of Finance, under the direction of the Director of Finance, organizes, supervises, and directs the services and functions of the Finance Department with responsibility for fiscal, budgetary, and other supportive services; represents the department on administrative matters involving other departments and agencies; and supervises a staff of professional, technical, and clerical personnel. In addition, the position is responsible for Finance Department functions which include the treasury, business licenses and collections, accounting, budget expenditures, real property, parking violations, pension systems administration, risk management and financial administrative services. In addition, the Deputy Director of Finance will assist in the development of new programs for equitable and adequate revenue sources.

    The Deputy Director of Finance responsibilities also require the fiscal management of the divisional programs, which includes the implementation and maintenance of a centralized accounting system and the development of fiscal procedures and policies. This position will step into the Finance Director roll in their absence.

    The Ideal Candidate 

    The ideal candidate will be organized, have a clear understanding of revenues and expenditures, and a 'roll up their sleeves' mentality to provide leadership and clear direction to the Finance Department. Strong interpersonal and communication skills will be necessary to provide reports to City Council and staff as well as to provide guidance and business solutions in a clear manner to all levels of audience. The successful candidate will have the ability to foster a working environment of collaboration and develop effective rapport with employees from all departments. The selected candidate will have a reputation for high integrity, honesty, good judgement, and a solid track record of managing accounting/finance projects timely and efficiently, and the vision to prepare a robust strategy for the coming years.

    The Finance Department 

    The Finance Department provides direct services to the entire Berkeley community, which includes approximately 120K residents and more than 11,000 businesses. The total City budget is $668,825,973 of which $236,688,390 is the General Fund. With a staff of 49 budgeted FTEs, the Finance Department's mission is "To conduct all of our responsibilities with integrity, warrant and receive the trust of colleagues and constituents, and to positively support the delivery of quality services to fulfill the City's mission and citywide priorities. Within the framework of full disclosure and quality customer service, our principal obligations are to safeguard City assets, maximize revenues, manage the business of City programs, and provide accurate, timely, and complete financial information."

    Our Community 

    Famous around the globe as a center for academic achievement, scientific exploration, free speech and the arts, the City of Berkeley is bordered by San Francisco Bay to the west and rolling hills to the east. The City is renowned for its green space, mild weather, and worldclass cultural life. International shopping districts, outstanding restaurants, cutting-edge environmental organizations, art galleries, theaters, museums, Berkeley City College, and the University of California, Berkeley all add to the City's uniquely diverse and culturally rich atmosphere. Over 50 public parks, miles of bike lanes and walking trails, and a public marina, the City offers exceptional opportunities for year-round outdoor recreation.

    For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at: https://koffassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Rev4-Berkeley-DDF.pdf.  

    To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five professional related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: https://koffassociates.com/deputy-director-of-finance/.

    Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Carlo Zabala 

    Phone (510) 342-3233

    Email Carlo_Zabala@ajg.com

    Website: https://koffassociates.com/

    Stephanie Fong
    Spin Recruitment Advertising