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The Position The Assistant Director of Finance is responsible
for planning, organizing, and directing the day-to-day services and
activities of the Finance Department. The incumbent is responsible
for Investment Officer Duties and/or Debt Issuance and
Examples of Important & Essential Duties (included but not
limited to) Plans, directs, coordinates, and evaluates the work
plan for assigned staff; prioritizes and assigns work activities,
projects, and programs; reviews and evaluates work products,
methods, and procedures; meets with staff to identify and resolve
Assists the Department Director in the administration and
coordination of the preparation and execution of services or
functions within Finance Department; oversees the day-to-day
operations of the department.
Responsible in overseeing the accounting operations division
including accounting, payroll, billing, and customer service
functions, services, and activities.
Assists Department Director in planning and directing the
development and administration of the City’s annual operating and
capital improvement budget. Prepares and analyzes revenue and
expenditures for the preparation of long-term financial
Assists Department Director in the coordination of all audits,
year-end activities, and monthly, quarterly, and annual financial
reporting, including the preparation and review of the
Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, the State Controller’s and
Street Reports, and all required government report filing.
Assists Department Director in the administration of the City’s
Treasury, Management and Investment Program and in auditing the
City’s financial records and accounts. Prepares and analyzes
complex cash flow projections and evaluates alternative investment
vehicles utilizing risk-based models.
Manages and administers relationships with broker/dealers,
custody services providers, and bankers.
Maintains an extensive in-depth knowledge of the City’s
investment tracking software.
Assists the Department Director in Debt Issuance and Management
pursuant to City Policy and Procedure.
Provides general direction to Finance Department staff and
coordinates all issues needing council approval or policy direction
for the department.
Prepares and directs the preparation of a variety of detailed
reports related to departmental operations and activities; reviews
and authorizes written reports for the City and subsidiary
divisions developed by subordinate staff; prepares reports for the
Assists the Department Director in creating goals and strategies
for Long Term Financial Planning.
Negotiates, prepares and reviews complex agreements and
Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives;
evaluates effectiveness of divisions and recommends policy or
Investigates and resolves the most complex inquiries, requests
and customer complaints.
Develops and administers the department budget, reviews and
approves expenditures, identifies areas for improvement.
Coordinates financial activities with other departments, outside
agencies, and the general public.
Supervises a variety of organizational studies, investigations,
and operational studies; recommends modifications to department
programs, policies, and procedures, as appropriate.
Conducts special financial studies involving the analysis of
complex finance data.
Evaluates and implements recommended improvements to the City’s
administrative and financial internal control systems and
procedures to safeguard City assets and ensure compliance.
Oversees the monitoring and maintenance of the City’s
computerized accounting and financial reporting system.
Presents to the City Council and a variety of boards and
commissions; attends and participates in professional group
meetings; stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field
of finance and other services as they relate to the area of
Provides highly responsible staff assistance to the Department
Director and acts as the Department Director in their absence on an
Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance,
Business Administration or a related field plus six recent years of
progressively responsible experience related to area of assignment
including two years of administrative management and supervisory
experience (preferably local government), or an equivalent
combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully
perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.
A Master’s degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified
Public Finance Officer (CPFO) are desirable. Application Process
and Deadline A completed on-line City application with
both an attached resume and cover letter
are required and must be received by:
August 5, 2020
**Incomplete application packets are not accepted and will
not be reviewed** The City of Encinitas and the San Dieguito Water
District provide equal opportunity employment for all persons
without regard to race, color, religion/religious creed, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin, gender, gender identity,
gender expression, physical disability, mental disability, marital
status, age, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition,
political affiliations, veteran status, Family Leave Act status,
AB60 CA Driver's License status or status with pregnancy, child
birth or breastfeeding. The City and Water District encourage
minorities, disabled persons and women to apply. Qualified
applicants who move to the next level of the selection process must
notify the Human Resources Office if accommodation is needed. A
thorough background check will be conducted for the candidate(s)
seriously considered for the position including fingerprinting and
reference checking. A contingent job offer may be given pending the
results of medical evaluation, which includes a physical
and drug and alcohol screening. The provisions of this
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