The City of Healdsburg is recruiting for the exciting opportunity as Finance Director to lead the Finance Department. The ideal candidate is an innovative, collaborative, approachable leader who is ready to implement strategic goals and will instill a high degree of integrity within the department. This is an outstanding opportunity for a hands-on Director who is forward-thinking and able to analyze and evaluate the department’s current finances and identify areas where there is a possibility for greater efficiency, clarity, or consistency.
The City has ambitious goals to develop new public facilities, including new parks along with major infrastructure improvements. The City is planning on issuing transient occupancy tax backed bonds in fiscal year 2023-24 to support the development of a new park and redevelopment of an existing park. The City has also received substantial outside funding for several infrastructure projects. A Finance Director with experience with bond issuances and financial oversight of large capital projects is desirable.
The Finance team includes a strong and experienced staff who desire a leader who values each team member for their accomplishments, supports growth and development of staff, and provides excellent communication to both staff and customers.
The Finance Director is a working department head, closely and extensively involved in all aspects of accounting and financial reporting, debt management, revenue generation, cost allocation, budget development, and control. A strong commitment to project management, customer service, and ability to balance difficult workloads will be expected. Excellent communication skills are essential to this position.
The Finance Director plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the activities and operations of the Finance Department. The Finance Department provides services through the collaborative efforts of 9 full-time experienced employees and with a department budget of $2.3 million in fiscal year 2022-23
The Finance Department is responsible for providing financial management of all City funds; City wide accounts payable processing, revenue and collections, including the collection of revenues such as business license fees, transient occupancy taxes, and miscellaneous receivables, treasury management, including investment of funds, cash management and debt management, budget and capital improvement program preparation and administration, financial reporting, coordination of annual audits, filing of required statutory report, utility billing for water, wastewater, drainage and electric utilities and meter reading.
The Fiscal Year 2022-23 budget includes over $115 million in appropriations. The 2-year budget and additional financial information, including annual financial statements, can be found here.
This position is subject to an employment contract and part of the Executive Management Group. The monthly salary range for the Finance Director is $13,786.28-$16,757.59 and is dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package including:
Retirement – Membership in the CalPERS 2%@60 plan for classic/legacy members and 2%@62 for new members. Employees pay the employee contribution on a pre-tax basis. The City does not participate in Social Security.
Insurance – Dental and vision care insurance premiums for employee and dependents paid by City. The City provides low to no cost medical insurance, where employees pay medical premiums on a pre-tax basis. Employee may choose from Kaiser, Sutter Health Plus or Anthem Blue Cross for medical coverage. $477 monthly payment in lieu of medical coverage. Employee Assistance Program, $100,000 life insurance and long-term disability insurance.
Executive Leave – 100 hours per year
Management Incentive Pay – $350 per month
Paid Holidays – 13 days per year
Paid Vacation – 10 days per year, with established increases for years of service
Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year
Longevity Pay – Available after five years of service
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration, or a related field; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in finance and/or accounting in a municipal or public agency setting, including two (2) years of administrative and supervisory responsibility, is qualifying. A Master’s degree in business administration or public administration is preferred. Certification as a Public Accountant is notable, but not required.
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Healdsburg is located 70 miles north of San Francisco on Highway 101 in the literal heart of the wine country. With a population of approximately 11,000 residents, the City’s small town charm is reflected in quiet, friendly neighborhoods and traditional Spanish-style plaza. The City of Healdsburg enjoys a moderate climate. Summer temperatures range from 70 to 90 degrees with cool evenings. Winters are mild, with the average rainfall being 40 inches per year and with no snowfall. Because of its location on the Russian River and the surrounding wine valley regions, it offers a wide variety of recreation, scenic and historic attractions and provides excellent opportunity for fishing, hiking, canoeing, swimming and water skiing.