Finance Supervisor

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Finance Supervisor Job Posting & Application

Annual Salary Range: $100,787 – $135,064

Hiring Salary Range: $100,787 – $111,118

Applications will be accepted until there are a sufficient number of highly qualified applicants from which to make a selection. However, for the earliest consideration, please submit your application materials by September 5, 2022.

This position is currently titled Accounting Supervisor.  An expected change to Finance Supervisor is effective September 7, 2022.


Under direction, plans, assigns, supervises and reviews the work of staff performing accounting, accounts receivable/payable, analysis, payroll, and finance duties; personally performs the work supervised; makes recommendations for action and assists in policy, procedure, and budget development and implementation; performs related duties as required.


This is the first line supervisory level in accounting, finance, and related functions, responsible for supervising assigned staff, interpreting and explaining policies and procedures, and dealing with difficult accounting and finance issues.  This class is distinguished from the Chief Financial Officer, which oversees all aspects of the Finance department.

Examples of Duties:
Essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, assigns, supervises, reviews, and evaluates the work of assigned staff; provides staff training and development; assists in the selection of staff; reviews work for accuracy and compliance with department standards; studies and standardizes procedures to improve department efficiency; participates in necessary disciplinary actions; writes performance appraisals; ensures high level of customer service; provides assistance to staff in resolving problems; ensures safe work methods are followed and appropriate safety precautions and equipment are utilized; and conducts safety meetings;
    Performs complex accounting, analysis, and compliance work, which may require the review of a variety of standards, investigation, and reconciliation of information; interprets and explains policies, procedures, government code, standards, and agreements;
    Prepares monthly reports for presentation at Board meetings; presents at public Committee and Board meetings;
    Evaluates internal controls and related technology for efficiency, effectiveness, and accuracy; recommends changes to accounting procedures and assists staff with implementation; performs and directs internal audits of accounting procedures and compliance; reviews payroll tax returns and other reports prepared by subordinates; communicates with employees regarding difficult or complex payroll related issues;
    Responds to financial statement audit inquiries and coordinates preparation of requested documentation pursuant to audit; ensures compliance with GASB pronouncements;
    Assists in preparation of the annual operating and capital budget; monitors spending and reports on budget variances;
    Holds regular meetings with staff to communicate expectations, receive feedback, resolve problems, develop trusting relationships, provide motivation and employee recognition, stay abreast of staff work activities, and provide required resources for work assignments;
    Prepares annual financial statements and other required disclosures; prepares periodic and special financial reports and analyses, including those required for submission to various regulatory agencies; prepares calculations and reports to comply with bond covenants;
    Assists in administration of investing surplus funds and pursuit of debt financing; assists with rate structure and Proposition 218 notices;
    Operates copiers and a variety of office equipment;
    Performs duties in a professional manner and works well with others or in a team setting;
    Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public;
    Regular attendance and adherence to prescribed work schedule to conduct job responsibilities;
    Observes safe work practices and safety methods; performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:

Ideal Candidate

The successful candidate has strong leadership ability, supervisory experience, and excellent technical accounting and finance skills.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of employee supervision including selection, training, work evaluation, and discipline;
    Principles, practices, and methods of administrative and organizational analysis;
    Public administration principles and practices;
    Principles and practices embodied in the Governmental Accounting Standards Board and the Financial Accounting Standards Board;
    Management and cost accounting practices, policies and procedures related to the work;
    Principles and practices of government finance and municipal budgeting
    Relevant occupational health and safety regulations and guidelines, safe work methods and safety practices relevant to office work;
    Business data processing principles and computer user applications, including MS Excel and report-writing programs, particularly as related to statistical analysis and data management;
    Operate a computer proficiently and utilize a variety of software and database applications;
    Principles and practices of financial/statistical/comparative analysis techniques.

Ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, orally and in writing; prepare correspondence, reports, and documents;
    Research and prepare complex reports;
    Make accurate financial calculations; analyze technical, administrative, and operational problems, evaluate alternatives and reach sound conclusions;
    Select, train, supervise, and evaluate employees;
    Represent the District in a variety of meetings;
    Operate programs within budgets;
    Respond to emergency situations in an effective manner;
    Understand, explain, and apply policies and procedures;
    Maintain accurate records and files;
    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.

Education & Experience 

Any combination of education or experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain these knowledge and abilities would be: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or a closely related field, and; four years of professional governmental accounting experience that included considerable financial auditing experience, general ledger maintenance, and GAAP financial statement preparation for a governmental entity required, with at least one year in a lead role preferred.

Licenses, Certificates, and Special Requirements 

  • A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) license is highly desirable.

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