Finance Director
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Finance Director
Job Classifications
City of Foster City
Estero Municipal Improvement District
Job Specification
Under general direction of the City Manager, to direct and supervise the operation of the Finance Division; to be responsible for the accounting of funds; to assist and advise in the formulation of fiscal policy and procedure; to perform administrative assignments as directed; to assist in the implementation of investment policies and procedures; and to do related work as required.
Provides general direction and supervision to Finance Division staff; has overall responsibility for the accounting of funds; assists in formulating fiscal policy and procedure; develops forms for use in financial record keeping and the financial system; reviews contracts and verifies that expenditures are made in accordance with contract terms; reviews and analyzes posting of appropriation and disbursement accounts; reviews, analyzes, and maintains financial records and systems; prepares periodic financial statements and staff reports; assists outside auditors in the annual audit including closing the books and preparing required schedules; participates in various projects (developing accounting systems and procedures, performing internal/external audit programs, analyzing and developing financial information and projections, etc.); assists in the management of the data processing system; performs specific functions of major responsibility which may include purchasing, capital improvement projects and accounting; works closely with the City Treasurer in the development and implementation of investment policies and procedures; assists in the preparation of the annual City/District budget; may represent the City at various meetings and interfaces with individuals and organizations concerning financial matters; and performs related functions assigned to the Finance Division of the Administrative Services Department. Employee is the head of the Finance Division and reports directly to the Deputy City Manager/Administrative Services Director.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:  Principles, practices and methods of municipal and general accounting and data processing; computerized applications of accounting and business functions; finance administration and auditing; purchasing; investments; state and federal laws related to finance; principles of training and supervision.
Ability to:  Read and interpret complex laws and ordinances; plans, organize, and direct the work of others; analyze financial and other data and prepare clear and accurate financial or narrative reports; develop necessary procedures and forms for the Finance Division; communicate effectively orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way would be:
Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in accounting or related field.
Experience:  Five years of professional accounting experience with at least three years in municipal accounting in a supervisory position.
Licenses:  Possession of or ability to obtain, prior to employment, a Class 3 California Driver’s License and a good driving record.
SALARY:  $11,731 - $14,259 per month

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200