Director of Finance

City of Oakland

The City of Oakland is conducting a national search effort for a talented and energetic local government finance professional to serve as the City’s new Director of Finance. The Finance Department is responsible for city-wide accounting, budget, treasury, payroll, retirement (self-funded plan prior to CalPERS participation), revenue, purchasing, and procurement functions. Other areas include warehousing and commodity inventory, mail services, portfolio and debt management, tax, and parking collections, and federal and state legislative support for the City. The Department has a total staff of slightly less than 168 FTEs across the following five Bureaus of Administration, Budget, Controller, Treasury Manager, and Revenue & Tax Administration. This position is an at-will position reporting to the City Administrator and is exempt from the regulations of the Civil Service Board. The Director of Finance is responsible for all fiscal and fiduciary management aspects city-wide including maintaining the City’s visibility and high credit rating among investor and bond rating agencies.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and at least 7 years of progressively responsible financial management experience in a diverse organization with oversight of accounting and budgeting operations, including at least 3 years of supervisory or managerial experience. A Master’s degree and public sector experience is highly desirable. CPA license, certificate in procurement management, and/or accreditation by GFOA is also desirable.
The Salary range for this position is $175,099 to $262,650 DOQ and includes executive level benefits, including CalPERS retirement. Moving and relocation assistance may be negotiated with the top candidate.
Interested candidates should apply by submitting a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to no later than Monday, November 9, 2020. Confidential inquiries welcomed to Ms. Heather Renschler or Mrs. Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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