Financial Services Manager

City of South San Francisco

Applications are being accepted for the position of Financial Services Manager with the City of South San Francisco

Application Deadline:  5 p.m., Friday, March 31, 2017 or upon receipt of the first 50 qualified online applications, whichever occurs first.

The Finance Department has two divisions: Administration/Budget and Accounting Operations. The Department consists of the Director of Finance, two Financial Services Managers, two Management Analyst Is, a Senior Accountant, an Accountant II, a Payroll Administrator, four Accounting Assistants IIs, an Administrative Assistant II and a Mail Courier.

The Department, with a staff of 13.6, is looking for an experienced Financial Services Manager whose duties may include:
• Supervise and mentor Accounting or Budget and Payroll staff;
• Lead the City's contract management efforts;
• Support the Human Resources Department in its efforts to implement a new Human Capital Management System and lead the effort to implement the payroll module; and
• Play a primary role in the budget development process, which the City will be transitioning to a biennial budget, ensuring that the City continues to produce GFOA award winning budget documents.

The ideal candidate should have: Firm foundation in municipal finance; project management involving multiple departments as clients; excellent oral and written communications skills; experience presenting to elected officials; proven ability to direct and motivate staff; and intuitive, driven, and organized. Prior success in leading an annual financial process, including budget development and year-end close is required.

Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical qualifying background would be:

EXPERIENCE: Four years of progressively more responsible professional experience in municipal finance (accounting or budget and payroll), with at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Governmental or non-profit experience is preferred, but not required.

TRAINING: A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or business administration. A CPA certificate or Master's degree is highly desirable, and may be substituted for one year of experience.

LICENSES: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.

Salary:  $9,328-$11,341/month.  The City offers an attractive benefit package, including health and dental insurance for families, a generous vacation and administrative leave package, as well as CalPERS retirement plan and participation in Social Security.

To be considered for this outstanding opportunity, complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Resumes are also required but will not take the place of a completed application. 

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