Finance Director

South Bay
3/1/2019 at 5pm
$12,844.00-$16,800.16 Monthly


The City of Campbell announces an employment opportunity for:

Finance Director

Open Date: Monday, January 21, 2019

Close Date: Friday, March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.

Salary: $12,844.00 - $16,800.16 per month (Dependent Upon Qualifications)

Finance Director:   Under administrative direction of the City Manager, to manage a comprehensive financial program for the City; to supervise all municipal accounting, budgeting, purchasing, data processing and risk management functions; and to do other work as directed.

Typical Duties:  Plans, organizes, supervises and directs the financial activities of the City including accounting, cash management, bond sales and related matters, investments and risk management; supervises, organizes and leads the preparation of the operating budget for the City and prepares annual revenue estimates; directs the preparation of accounting reports required by law and prepares various financial reports; formulates departmental policy and develops related goals and objectives; analyzes fiscal transactions to assure conformity and compliance with accepted accounting procedures, City procedures and methods, and Municipal, State and Federal regulations; directs and coordinates the processing of City accounting procedures; maintains, analyzes and reconciles all subsidiary and general ledger accounts; directs and reviews financial record keeping activities such as purchasing, fixed assets, and accounts payable; researches, compiles and prepares financial statements and supporting schedules; works with other City staff on accounting and analytical related issues and problems; reviews, evaluates and recommends policies to improve the City's administrative and financial internal control systems and procedures; serves as risk manager for the City, authorizes settlements of claims within prescribed limits; and coordinates the reporting of claims resulting from a declared emergency.

Ability to:  Plan, direct, coordinate and review municipal accounting, budgeting, data processing and risk management activities; prepare, verify and analyze complex financial and accounting reports; understand and interpret City, State, and Federal laws pertaining to governmental accounting; examine and verify financial documents and reports; analyze complex problems, evaluate alternatives and implement creative recommendations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; effectively manage, train and evaluate staff; use independent judgment, within established guidelines, in the course of undertaking assigned responsibilities; communicate effectively both  verbally and in writing; ability to regularly talk and hear; frequently sit, stand, walk, use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools or controls, reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel or crouch; occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds; vision abilities required include close vision, distance, peripheral and depth vision.

Knowledge of:  Principles, practices and techniques of governmental accounting, auditing, debt management, budget preparation, investment and financial analysis, revenue forecasting, purchasing, business data processing and risk management; and applicable laws and financial reporting practices regulating municipal financial administration; basic Management Information Systems applications for accounting and bookkeeping functions; and supervisory and office management principles and practices.

Education and Experience:  Graduation from college with a degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or closely related field.  Five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal accounting and budgeting, two years of which shall have been at a supervisory level.  An advanced degree in a related field or a CPA Certificate is desirable.

Possession of: Valid California Driver's License

Application Process:

City employment applications may be obtained from the City of Campbell Human Resources Division, 70 N. First Street, Campbell, CA 95008; by visiting the City’s website at or at

A completed employment application and resume must be received by the Human Resources Division no later than March 1, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Applications may not be emailed or faxed. Please do not substitute “see résumé” on the employment history section of the applications. Résumés should be attached separately.

Testing Process:

Following initial screening of applications, those applicants with the most appropriate qualifications will be invited to continue in the selection process.

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including employment verification and a complete background investigation. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose a conviction will result in disqualification or termination.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application. Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request. The City of Campbell is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

For questions regarding this recruitment, please call Human Resources at 408-866-2122 or email








Ideal Candidate

The preferred candidate will be an effective leader, highly engaged with their team, able to motivate staff and enhance employee morale.  A transparent and open team player is sought to join this high performing department of professionals.  He or she should be skilled in analysis and structuring budget presentations.  The ideal candidate will have a positive “can do” approach and a commitment to high quality, timely, and an accurate work product.  



The City offers an attractive benefits package including:

Retirement – CalPERS (formula is dependent on hire date and member status in CalPERS)

Voluntary Employee Benefit Association (VEBA) - $63.08 per pay period.

Health Insurance – The City contracts through CalPERS with six plans available. The City contributes $1,360 per month.

Dental Insurance – The City pays the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents through Delta Dental.

Vision Insurance – The City pays the monthly premium for employees and their eligible dependents through VSP.

Life Insurance – $50,000 + $50,000 AD&D.

Holidays – The City observes 9.5 holidays in addition to 5 floating holidays per year.

Administrative Leave – 80 hours annually.

Sick Leave – Accrued at an unlimited rate of 3.69 hours per pay period.

Vacation Leave – Accruals are based on length of service. Start of year one through completion of year four accrues 11 days per year.

Tuition Reimbursement – $3,000 per Fiscal Year.

The City also offers a flexible spending plan, employee assistance program, long term disability, long term care and other voluntary insurances. The Finance Director also receives a monthly car and cell phone allowance.

Fitness Program Membership  - Benefited employees receive a Fitness Program Membership which includes unlimited access to the weight room and group exercise classes.


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