• Full Time
  • Napa, CA
  • $129,875.09 - $156,898.15 Annually USD / Year

Website City of Napa City of Napa

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Do you pride yourself in your ability to improve processes and operations? Are you passionate about leading and developing other finance professionals? Then APPLY today and grow your career benefiting the community we serve!

We are seeking a dynamic individual with excellent technical knowledge in municipal finance, including governmental fund accounting, auditing, budget development, payroll and billing operations. You will report directly to the Deputy Finance Director and oversee the Accounting & Audit Division.

The Ideal Candidate: In leading the Accounting & Audit Division, you would manage a team of collaborative finance professionals that has a strong commitment to high quality service delivery. The team consists of nine (9) allocated positions, and are responsible for general accounting, audit, benefits, utility billing, revenue collection, accounts receivable, and accounts payable. You will implement operational improvements and champion our ERP system, Tyler Munis, to ensure positive Citywide engagement.

You are personable, approachable, committed to interdepartmental communication and collaboration. You will capitalize on the strengths of the Department staff, provide general guidance and support while encouraging the team to continue to work independently. Our new Accounting Supervisor will establish a work environment where employee input is valued and will hold regular check-in meetings with the various functional areas to create a cohesive team. As a resource for staff, we are looking for someone with a calming presence, who will be an advocate for staff. A candidate with good communication skills, an open-door policy approach, and a commitment to being accessible and visible is vital.

Our Department: The Finance Department consists of 25 full-time employees and a proposed annual department budget of $5,848,670 for FY23/24. The Finance Department is composed of the Administration, Accounting & Auditing, Revenue, and Budget divisions. The department is responsible for safeguarding public financial resources, providing the City Council with thoughtful policy analysis and development of financially sound funding options, developing the City budget, utility billing, overseeing purchasing activities, and assisting city departments to implement their programs through budget development and management, and reporting the city’s financial activity in a clear and understandable manner to the organization and the community.

In addition to your qualifications, you will have experience demonstrating the following:

Technical/Professional Knowledge & Skills – Having achieved a satisfactory level of technical skill or knowledge in position-related areas; keeping up with current developments and trends in areas of expertise; using knowledge to accomplish results.

Emotional Intelligence – Establishing and sustaining positive relationships by accurately perceiving and interpreting own and others’ emotions and behavior; using insights to efficiently respond so that one’s behavior matches one’s values and delivers intended results.

Coaching & Developing Others – Providing instruction and development guidance to help others excel in their current or future job responsibilities; planning and supporting the development of individual skills and abilities.

Planning & Organizing – Establishing an action plan for self and others to complete work efficiently and on time by setting priorities, establishing timelines, and using resources.

Project Management – Designs, implements and manages ongoing projects and provides related resources, personnel and activities to successful completion.

Leading Teams – Using appropriate methods and interpersonal styles to develop, empower, and guide the team to attain successful outcomes and business objectives.

Adaptability – Maintaining efficiency when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures. Adapting quickly to change and easily considering innovative ideas.

Resolving Conflict – Helping others deal with an antagonistic situation to minimize damage to the relationships and promote shared goals; using appropriate interpersonal methods to reduce tension between two or more people and facilitate agreement.

Decision Making – Identifying and understanding problems and opportunities by gathering, analyzing, and interpreting quantitative and qualitative information; choosing the best course of action by establishing clear decision criteria, generating and evaluating alternatives, and making timely decisions; taking action that is consistent with available facts and constraints and optimizes probable consequences.

This recruitment and examination is being conducted to fill one full-time vacancy and may be used to fill future similar full-time vacancies as they occur during the active status of the employment list.  The active status of this employment list will be at least 6 months unless abolished sooner or extended beyond that date in accordance with the Civil Service Rules.

MISSION STATEMENT for the City of Napa
Rooted in public service, our mission is to grow a vibrant, sustainable community for all who live in, work in, and visit the City of Napa, through thoughtful leadership and dedication to excellence.

CORE VALUES for the City of Napa

Integrity – Consistently demonstrating the highest level of ethical conduct with accountability and pride.
Service – Engaging in meaningful work to care for our community through resourceful dedication and humble actions.
Inclusion – Creating a sense of ease and belonging through respect, acceptance, and mindfulness of our collective diversity.
Collaboration – Working together with a shared purpose while respectfully considering all voices to achieve common goals, solutions, and greater outcomes.


The City of Napa utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad outreach efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to take part in a process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, an eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments and eligible lists may be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

What happens next?
We will review your application and all supplemental materials to select the best qualified applicants to continue in the selection process. Application appraisal includes a review of qualifications, education, training, and experience related to the job, as well as supplemental questions if applicable.
Applicants moving forward in the selection process may be asked to participate in any combination of the following (at any phase of the selection process): online assessment, written examination, job-related exercise, phone interview, and panel interview.
Based on the City Charter, the final phase of the selection process is the Probationary Period, which in most cases is six (6) months but may be twelve (12) months depending on the classification.
When three or fewer candidates are available, the testing procedures outlined in the Job Announcement may be waived by the Human Resources Department.
Language Equity

If you need assistance with the recruitment and selection process in Spanish, contact us at 707-257-9505. These request will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Si necesita ayuda con el proceso de reclutamiento y selección en español, contáctenos al 707-257-9505. Estas solicitudes se evaluarán caso por caso.
Reasonable Accommodations
The City of Napa Human Resources Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination process to accommodate qualified disabled applicants. Individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation in the testing process must inform the HR Department in writing by the final filing date. A Reasonable Accommodation Request Form is available from HR and may be obtained by calling 707-257-9505, or dial 7-1-1 for the California Relay Service, offering free text-to-speech, speech-to-speech, and Spanish-language services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The City of Napa is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we believe that a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace will maximize our talents to benefit the residents we serve.

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