South San Francisco

Finance Director

San Francisco/Peninsula
2/10/2019 at 5pm
$189,301.00-$229,065.00 Annually


400 Grand Avenue South San Francisco, 94080


Applications are being accepted for the position of  Finance Director with the City of South San Francisco. 


The Finance Department provides financial services to City Departments, as well as fiscal accountability and adequate control over the use of City funds. The City’s Director of Finance acts as Chief Financial Officer of the municipal corporation. The Department is supported by 13 FTE and has an annual budget of approximately $3 million.

As a whole, the Finance Department leads fiscal accountability efforts and ensures stewardship of the use of City funds and appropriations through the creation and implementation of policies and procedures. It is responsible for numerous vital City services, including maintaining the City’s accounting system, managing payroll and purchasing procedures, issuing business licenses, managing parking districts, and collecting occupancy taxes and other City fees. Other services include risk management, financial planning and analysis, and risk mitigation. The department also oversees timely and accurate collection of Transient Occupancy Taxes and Business Licenses Taxes.

The individual selected will be a skilled strategist with a history of identifying emerging financial trends. Experience with financial forecasting and modeling is necessary to succeed in the role. Familiarity in working with rating agencies, and debt issuance and management is desirable but not necessary. The City is desirous of attracting candidates who possess at least 5 years of progressively responsible municipal finance experience that includes a minimum of 3 years of service in a supervisory/managerial capacity and a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline. A combination of public and private sector experience will be considered favorably. First time directors are encouraged to apply.

The annual salary range for the incoming Finance Director is $189,301–$229,065, DOQ. The City offers an attractive benefit package, as well as a CalPERS plan and participation in social security.  

To apply for this opportunity, upload cover letter, resume and list of six professional references using the "Apply Now" feature at Filing Deadline: Sunday, February 10, 2019.

This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an express or implied contract.