Deputy Finance Director

City of Novato

The scenic city of Novato enjoys over 3,600 acres of open space and park land. Novato is ideally situated in Northern Marin County approximately 29 miles north of San Francisco and 37 miles northwest of Oakland. In addition to the abundance of open space and beautiful parks, the city was noted for the high achieving Novato Unified School District. The local economy was acknowledged with a strong foundation of biotech and emerging technology companies joined by a variety of retail centers. In 2018, Novato was recognized as one of the best places to live in the U.S.

The Deputy Finance Director is a newly created position reporting to the Finance Director, which was also a newly reestablished role filled in February 2020, as the city migrated from an Administrative Services Director organizational model. The Finance Department has now secured additional resources to increase the finance staff to nine FTEs (including this position) with oversight for the budget, accounting, financial reporting, payroll, business licensing, treasury, debt, and procurement. The evolving nature of finance has led to this need for greater financial expertise and capacity to address the numerous operational challenges within the Finance Department. The Deputy Director will serve as a key member of the city’s management team and is expected to provide excellent leadership, mentorship, communication skills, and a great focus on customer service. This position provides an exciting array of key priorities.

This position requires four or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in municipal finance with at least three of those years at the management or supervisory level. Equivalency to a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, finance, public or business administration, or a related field is required. A Master’s degree, knowledge of debt administration and treasury along with possession of a CPA or GFOA-CPFO or certification as a Local Government Finance Officer are highly desirable. The salary range for this position is $119,892 - $145,730 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by November 29, 2021.