Finance Manager

Hayward Area Recreation & Park District

The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District is an independent special use district created to provide park and recreation services for over 300,000 residents. Our boundaries encompass a 100 square-mile area, which includes the City of Hayward and the unincorporated communities of Ashland, Castro Valley, Cherryland, Fairview, and San Lorenzo. Since its creation, the District has provided residents with many beautiful facilities and parks, many of which have received national and state recognition for their design, innovation and beauty, as well as offered or made available hundreds of educational and recreational classes and programs.

The Finance Manager will report directly to the Administrative Services Director and have oversight of the Finance & Accounting Division of the Administrative Services Department. The Finance Manager will oversee a staff of 5.5 FTEs including one accounting supervisor, two accountants, two accounting clerks and a part-time payroll specialist. The new Manager will join the organization at an exciting time with a lot of interesting and engaging challenges that need to be tackled. The District is in the midst of a new ERP transition as well as putting out RFPs for a new banking service. Additionally, the position requires a lot financial reporting related to bond oversight and capital projects and the new leader will need to upgrade standard operating procedures as well as further enhance financial reporting.

Specific experience in the nuances of public sector accounting with regards to restricted funds, budgets and bond oversight committees will be highly critical in this role. This position requires three years managing or supervising a finance or accounting operation within the public sector. The position will also require a Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in a closely related field or a CPA are desirable. The salary range is $130,373 - $158,469 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 January 4, 2021.