Half Moon Bay

Senior Management Analyst

San Francisco/Peninsula
8/31/2017 at 5:30pm
$7,195.00-$8,743.00 Monthly


507-B Purissima Street Half Moon Bay, 94019


The City of Half Moon Bay

Invites you to apply for the position of: 

Senior Management Analyst - Finance 

$7,195 - $8,743 Monthly

Why Consider The City of Half Moon Bay?

It’s simple:  We are a dedicated team of professionals committed to providing exceptional service to the community we serve, and we want you to join us!

About Our Team

At the City of Half Moon Bay, you will work alongside a team of creative and highly motivated professionals, who on a daily basis contribute their talents and commitment in providing essential public services to our residents and businesses.

About The Position

We are seeking a highly motivated, highly skilled, innovative and enthusiastic individual to join the Finance Department as a Senior Management Analyst with the City of Half Moon Bay.  As a critical member of this team you’ll be responsible for supporting risk management, finance and city-wide special projects.

You will report to the Finance Director and will work with a dynamic team that includes two Accounting Technicians and a Senior Accountant.  You will have the opportunity to work in a beautiful community and a tremendous opportunity to build and expand on the organizational and community success that has transformed the City over the past several years.   

The City has embarked on a positive direction that requires progressive leadership from engaged, active and hands-on staff members, with a track record of developing and maintaining strong relationships with all stakeholders that provide creative and timely solutions to priorities, projects and services.

What You Will Do

  • Serve as a project manager and "super-user" for the implementation of a new city-wide ERP system.
    • Coordinate implementation activities of the consultant, ERP vendor and city departments during the implementation of the ERP system, including General Ledger, Procurement/Purchasing, Project Management, Accounts Payable/Receivable, Time and Attendance, Payroll, HRMS and Land Management modules. 
    • Provide ongoing support to city staff related to training and troubleshooting as liaison with the ERP vendor.
  • Provide analytical and administrative support to the Risk Management program.
    • Develop policies and procedures for day-to-day claim management services.
    • Administer the risk management grant program.
    • Ensure compliance with annual risk management goals and operational best practices.
  • Assist with a variety of other risk management, finance and city-wide special projects.
    • Preparation of the budget and annual financial audit.
    • Develop policies.
    • Train staff on purchasing, cash handling, general ledger, reporting, risk management and grant management services.
  • Provide assistance in the development, administration and implementation of City programs; assist in formulating program policy, goals and procedures; collect and compile relevant data supporting recommendations.
  • Assist in the development of new program elements and program modifications as necessary to meet goals and objectives; monitor and coordinate the daily operation of the assigned program area; perform analytical work and maintain appropriate records and statistics.
  • Provide analytical staff assistance for a wide range of municipal policies involving organization, procedures, finance and services.
  • Prepare reports, publications and presentations on all pertinent aspects of proposed programs and projects.
  • Respond to complaints and requests for information from the public and City staff; research requested information and determine appropriate resolutions; manage, direct and coordinate special projects and programs as assigned.

 What You Bring

Sufficient education and experience to satisfactorily perform the duties of this classification. Knowing that any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Such as:


Possess a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in Public or Business Administration or a closely related field; and


Five (5) years of general administrative/organizational experience, preferably in local government.

Licenses, Certifications and Registrations:

Posses a valid California class "C" Driver's License


Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public administration, public finance, budgeting, accounting, risk management and federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations pertaining to local government operations.
  • Technical skills related to general ledger and systems implementation.
  • Methods and techniques of performance measurement.
  • Effective report writing, research and presentation techniques.
  • Principles and practices of advanced project management and workflow analysis.
  • Principles of contract and grant admission.

Skill to:

  • Plan and organize work assignments.
  • Use tact, discretion, initiative and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimum direction.
  • Apply logical thinking to solve problems or accomplish tasks; to understand, interpret and communicate policies procedures and protocols.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

Ability to:

  • Work effectively with the community, stakeholders, City/Agency staff and contractors.
  • Perform a wide variety of complex analytical duties with little to no supervision.
  • Manage complex or sensitive projects.
  • Review complex organizational, administrative and financial problems, and recommend and implement an effective course of action.
  • Interpret and apply policies, procedures, rules and regulations.  

Who You Are 

  • Professional with extensive experience in finance or administrative programs.
  • Comfortable working with a diverse community and staff.
  • Strong communicator with excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Innovative problem solver who thinks outside the box.
  • Individual who is self-motivated, team oriented, reliable and able to thrive in a fast-paced, teamwork environment.
  • Professional skilled at juggling multiple priorities and projects in order to meet targeted deadlines.

Physical Demands

The ability to maintain effective audio/visual discrimination and perception to the degree necessary for the successful performance of assigned.

Working Conditions

Working in a standard office environment is required in this position. The incumbent must travel to and from work site and to meetings during hours of work. Specific duties and responsibilities may result in evening or late hours of work.


Ideal Candidate

Will be a highly motivated, highly skilled, innovative and enthusiastic individual with 

  • A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in Accounting, Finance, Public or Business Administration or a related field.
  • Five (5) years of general administrative/organizational experience, preferably in local government or finance.
  • Possession a valid California Class “C” Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.  
  • Candidates who receive offers of employment will be required to submit fingerprints and undergo a criminal record clearance.    


Retirement: PERS Classic employee receives 2% at 55; single highest year and PEPRA employee receives 2% at 62, with highest 3 years average. Classic employees pay 7% employee contribution and PEPRA employees pay half the normal costs (currently 6.5%). The City of Half Moon Bay does not participate in Social Security, except the required Medicare.

Health Insurance: Employee can choose from medical plans provided through CalPERS. Dental Insurance is available through Delta Dental and Vision coverage is available through VSP. The City will pay the MINIMUM employer contribution required under PEMHCA and an allowance of $1,800 per month, which can be used for medical premiums.  Any unused portion may be taken as additional compensation.

Dental and Vision premiums are paid by the employer up to family coverage. 

Other Insurance: The City provides a long-term disability coverage equal to 2/3 of monthly salary to a maximum of $6,000.

Life Insurance: City provides $75,000 coverage.

Holidays: 14 paid holidays per year.

Vacation: Accrual of 12 days annually for the first four years; increasingly periodically thereafter to 23 days annually after 21 years.

Sick Leave: Accrual at the rate of 12 days per year. Education Incentive: $1,500 annually for eligible expenses upon approval.

Deferred Compensation: Voluntary participation in ICMA or CalPERS 457 plans are available.

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