Under general direction and within the framework of Agency policies, procedures and objectives, the Finance Director will oversee the Agency’s overall financial planning, budgeting, accounting, analysis, and funding and provide financial information and recommendations to the CEO, senior management and others as instructed and assigned by the CEO.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Accounting degree plus five (5) years progressively responsible experience managing accounting functions, including internal and outside audits, general ledger, investments, and financial reporting in a not-for-profit environment. Additionally preferred is a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Finance or certification as a Certified Public Accountant
Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of governmental accounting, auditing and related fiscal methods and procedures, laws and regulations. Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) standards as outlined in the Single Audit Act. Must be knowledgeable of the principles, practices and techniques of business management and management of investments. Knowledge of financial trend forecasting and reporting methods. Knowledge of effective safety principles and practices
Must have above average ability to analyze financial data and provide well thought out conclusions and recommendations. Also requires analytical and problem solving skills, math and calculator skills; ability to use sound judgment; ability to manage and direct accounting staff
Possess excellent written communication skills to prepare extensive, statistical financial reports and analyses, business correspondence, memorandums and procedural information
Have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with CEO, Board of Directors, senior management and other staff, customers, auditors, and outside agencies
Discretion must be used in dealing with confidential or politically sensitive information
Excellent verbal communication skills to effectively explain, direct, persuade, build consensus and make oral presentations to bankers, brokers, Board Commissioners, etc.
Ability to keep abreast of, interpret, analyze and determine relevance of laws, regulations, policies and procedures that affect assigned area of responsibility
Possess above average computer skills, including use of accounting, spreadsheet and word processing software
Communication/Language: Must demonstrate skills in communicating and positively relating to students, fellow employees, interns, contractors, and business contacts. Must possess advanced ability to read, write and understand English equivalent to a college level
Computer Skills: Must have strong knowledge of Word, Excel, and Outlook. Specific skills in software systems as required by position, such as KaleidaCare, QuickBooks, and OnePoint
Awareness and sensitivity to the cultures represented in San Joaquin County