Director of Finance

City of Sacramento

Director of Finance
City of Sacramento, California
Finance Department
SALARY: $153,584 - $230,377

The City of Sacramento seeks a Director of Finance to lead the City’s Finance Department, including six divisions, with oversight of the City’s operating budget, capital improvement program, accounting, revenue collection, payroll, purchasing, and public infrastructure finance. The position will represent the City and provide technical financial guidance and expertise to staff, City leadership, other City Departments, City Council, and outside agencies. The ideal candidate will bring several years of experience in managing complex comprehensive finance programs in a public sector environment, finance systems such as PeopleSoft, and current and long-range financial planning and will have the ability to understand the details, as well as the greater strategy to execute the City’s vision and goals.

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The Director of Finance reports to an Assistant City Manager and is responsible for providing financial guidance and expertise to staff, City leadership, other City departments, City Council, and outside agencies. This position will manage the development, implementation, and administration of the Finance Department’s goals, objectives, policies, and priorities and will provide elected and appointed officers with financial information on City operations, as well as represent the Finance Department to other City departments and outside agencies. This position also monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors workload, administrative and support systems, and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of changes; and oversees the receipt and disbursement of funds in accordance with the requirements of the City Charter and State and Federal laws.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborative and self-motivated professional who possesses a strong skill set that includes leadership, financial expertise, ,and internal and external customer focus. The Director of Finance will help develop a vision for City finance, nurture an organizational culture that builds trust between departments and the community, strategically manage Sacramento’s unique environment, and develop and lead division managers to collaborate, partner, and resolve complex issues. The successful candidate will have a high level of political savvy and emotional intelligence as well as demonstrated experience working directly with elected and appointed officials. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator with the ability to present complex concepts, data, and objective recommendations to decision-makers. California municipal finance experience is highly desirable. We are looking for a true leader, someone who can find creative solutions to get things done and work collaboratively across departments to actualize organizational improvements.

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