• Full Time
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Approximate Monthly Salary: $206,941.68 - $228,155.76 Annually USD / Year

Website Sacramento County

Approximate Monthly Salary: $206,941.68 – $228,155.76 Annually

There is an additional 3.35% Management Differential which is added to the posted salary for this class.


Reporting to the Deputy County Executive –Administrative Services, the Director of Finance is the County Auditor-Controller and Treasurer-Tax Collector. They are responsible for the administration and operation of these Divisions as well as Consolidated Billing and Services (CUBS), Revenue Recovery, Business License, and Fictitious Business Names. The Director of Finance is responsible for advising and assisting the officials of County agencies, departments, boards and commissions on fiscal matters in unincorporated Sacramento County.

The Director of Finance is the Department’s appointing authority and has ultimate responsibility for all operations and services provided within the Department. This includes two special functions –Countywide Payroll and Property Tax Accounting. In addition, the Director ensures adherence to laws, codes, regulations, and California legislation as the Auditor -Controller and Treasurer–Tax Collector. Currently, the Department of Finance is working with the Department of Technology in implementing a new $40 million property tax system.


Although the Director of Finance is not a Civil Service position, candidates must meet the minimum qualifications in accordance with California Government Code 26980(c). Persons appointed to this position must meet one of the following criteria:

Possess a valid certificate issued by the California Board of Accountancy under Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 5000) of Division 3 of the Business and Professions Code showing the person to be, and a permit authorizing the person to practice as, a certified public accountant or as a public accountant


Possess a baccalaureate degree, masters, or doctoral degree from an accredited university, college, or other four year institution, with a major in accounting or its equivalent, as described in subdivision (a) of Section 5081.1 of the Business and Professions Code, as that section read on December 31, 2009, and has served within the last five years in a senior fiscal management position in a county, city, or other public agency, a private firm, or a nonprofit organization, dealing with similar fiscal responsibilities, for a continuous period of not less than three years


Possess a certificate issued by the Institute of Internal Auditors showing the person to be a designated professional internal auditor, with a minimum of 16 college semester units, or their equivalent, in accounting, auditing, or finance


Served as county auditor, chief deputy county auditor, or chief assistant county auditor for a continuous period of not less than three years

In addition to meeting the Minimum Qualifications, highly qualified candidates will:

  • Possess CPA, CIA, CFE, CPFO certification and/or a Master’s degree
  • Have considerable executive-level administrative or management experience in planning, organizing and directing diversified and large-scale financial activities
  • Be a strategic visionary that can successfully manage the implementation of a new $40 million property tax system
  • Demonstrate the ability to lead and build cohesive teams among a diverse group of employees
  • Work well with elected officials, governing boards, officials from all levels of government, public and private agency leaders, business owners, advocacy groups, the general public, and the media
  • Be an expert in principles and practices of government accounting, auditing, budgeting and fiscal reporting
  • Exhibit a professional presence, excellent business acumen and possess excellent communication, analytical and
    organizational skills

Note: If the word “experience” is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable.  Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.

Note: If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.


The full brochure and application is available on our website at https://personnel.saccounty.net/Documents/Director.of.Finance.Recruitment.Brochure.pdf

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