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JOB TITLE: Chief Financial Officer

AGENCY: City of Stockton

LOCATION: Stockton, CA

FILING DEADLINE:  August 9, 2024

SALARY RANGE: $174,635.28 - $225,817.68 Annually



The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key leadership role for the City of Stockton. Under administrative direction, you will have the opportunity to plan, organize, manage, and direct the activities and programs of the Administrative Services Department, serving as the expert in financial, budgeting, procurement, investments, accounting, and related matters.


The CFO serves as the City Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services, overseeing the Finance Division, which includes Treasury, Billing and Collections, Accounting, Purchasing and Stores, and Financial Administrative Services. This is a single-position, at-will classification that offers a broad spectrum of responsibilities, from managing the department’s budget and risk management activities to formulating policies and implementing financial operations.



The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with extensive experience in financial and fiscal management within a public sector environment. Your expertise will be instrumental in making banking decisions for the City of Stockton, managing the city’s debt program, and securing financing packages utilizing tax-exempt financing. You will also serve as the liaison to financial institutions, conduct financial studies, and make presentations to the City Council on the city’s financial status and operations.



The City of Stockton is a full-service, Charter city with a Council/Manager form of government. The Mayor is elected citywide, and the six Council members are nominated and elected within their respective districts. The City is one of the largest employers in

Stockton with 1,790 full-time employees and has a FY 2024-2025 annual budget of $955 million.


With 91 budgeted positions, the Administrative Services Department serves as a trusted, respected adviser, providing vital systems and services through five divisions: Administration, Budget, Financial and Accounting Operations, Debt and Treasury, and Revenue Services.



Located in California’s great Central Valley, Stockton has grown from a community with rich agricultural roots to an urban destination with a rich arts and culture scene, fine dining, shopping, sports, recreation, and family activities. With a multi-ethnic and multicultural population of over 320,000 residents, Stockton is the 11th largest city in California. It is centrally located 60 miles east of the San Francisco Bay Area and 45 miles south of Sacramento, offering an easy and scenic drive to numerous world-famous attractions such as Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, and the California Coast. In addition, Stockton has many local natural resources, including the San Joaquin Delta.


For more details about this opportunity, please visit: https://koffassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Stockton-CFO.pdf.  


To be considered, please electronically submit your resume, cover letter and a list of five professional references (references will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to: https://koffassociates.com/stockton-cfo/. Resumes should reflect years and months of positions held, detailing experience, and demonstrated career accomplishments relevant to this position along with the application.


For additional information please contact:

Chelsea Freeman

(510) 570-3844


Website: https://koffassociates.com/