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Director of Finance

Keswick, CA Full-time
Posted on November 30, 2018

Under administrative direction, the Director of Finance plans, coordinates and manages the efficient direction, organization and operation of the Finance Department which is responsible for accounting, auditing, budgeting, long range financial planning, and debt issuance and administration for the City and other legal entities controlled by the City.

Desired Qualifications Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of governmental accounting and auditing; budget preparation and analysis; debt financing methods; internal controls; modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment; principles and techniques of information systems; principles of administration, supervision and employee training; state and federal laws, local ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to municipal financing.

Ability to: Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing. Interact effectively with the City Council, the City Manager, Department Directors, employees, and the public. Plan and direct the maintenance of the City financial records; analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records and data; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Education and Experience: Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university, or equivalent experience in accounting, finance, business or public administration. Advanced degree in Business/Public Administration and/or a Certified Public Accountant Certificate is preferred. Typical experience would include seven years progressive experience in accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, including two years of supervisory experience. Governmental accounting experience highly desirable. The City of Redding offers a competitive salary and compensation package. The base salary range for this position is up to $129,300.00 annually depends on qualifications.

The benefits package includes:

Retirement: CalPERS - The City does not participate in Social Security.

Generous group health benefits plan.

Vacation: accrual at the rate of two weeks per year up to the fourth year of service. Accrual rate increases thereafter based on tenure.

Holidays: 13 ½ holidays annually, nine and a half fixed holidays, four floating holidays.

Administrative leave: up to 80 hours annually.

Sick leave: accrual at the rate of 12 days annually, with 10 plus years, eligible sick leave transfers to Retiree Health Savings Plan on pre-tax basis upon retirement, remaining sick leave converts to service credit through CalPERS.

Life insurance: equal to two times annual salary, up to $250,000 for employee and $3,000 for each dependent.

Long-term disability insurance.

Deferred Compensation: 457 plan available for employee contribution.

Supplemental insurance: AFLAC plans available at employee expense on a pre-tax basis.

Final Filing Date: December 30th, 2018.

Orals Boards are tentatively scheduled for late January.