Contra Costa County

Located in northern California, Contra Costa County extends from the northeastern shore of San Francisco Bay to San Joaquin County. With a population of just over 1 million, the County is among the 10 most populous counties in California and home to one of the State’s most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse populations. Contra Costa is home to numerous attractions, including wildlife refuges, state parks, historic sites, and a variety of museums. The wine country of Napa and Sonoma counties, picturesque seaside communities such as Carmel and Monterey, and the Sierra Lake Tahoe region are all within driving distance.

The Employment and Human Services (EHS) Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will report to the Chief Deputy Director of EHS and is expected to advise the EHS Director and the Department’s Executive Team regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures while maintaining efficient control and utilization of financial resources. The CFO will be responsible for the development, review, revision, and implementation of policies and procedures for the Department’s financial operations. As the head of the finance division, responsibilities for this position include fiduciary oversight of all financial transactions, strategically recommending revenue enhancements and management of a highly complex budget with multiple, interdependent funding sources. This position will oversee the development, implementation and monitoring of a $550M budget and a staff of about 50 including eight direct reports. There are several key areas of focus for the CFO. There will be a county wide migration to the Workday financial system in April 2023 plus the new CalSAWS implementation is scheduled to go live in February 2023. Organizationally, the CFO must expand staff capacity through professional development efforts and promoting cross functionality in all areas.

The required background for this role includes at least four years of full-time management or supervisory experience with responsibility for fiscal operations, financial planning, budget development, or governmental accounting, for a division or department of a public human services agency. A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Business/Public Administration, Accounting, Finance, or a closely related field. A Master’s degree in Business/Public Administration or current CPA may be substituted for the one year of the required experience. Possession of a CPA Certificate or Chartered Financial Analyst Certificate is highly desirable. The salary range is $133,715 – $170,658 annually, DOQ. To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Paul Kimura by December 9, 2022.

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