The Chief Financial Officer is an exempt position with an annual salary range of $163,812 – 229,338; paid bi-weekly
The ideal candidate , plans, organizes, manages and provides administrative direction and oversight for all functions and activities of the Finance Department, including financial planning for capital projects, budgeting, accounting, cash management, investment management, purchasing, debt management, project accounting, payroll, rate setting, risk management, contract administration, insurance administration and bond financing; coordinates assigned activities with other Agency departments, officials, outside agencies, and the public; fosters cooperative working relationships among Agency departments and with intergovernmental and regulatory agencies and various public and private groups; provides highly responsible and complex professional assistance to Agency management staff in areas of expertise; and performs related work as assigned.
Some examples of essential job functions include:
Develops, directs and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the Finance Department; establishes, within Agency policy, appropriate service and staffing levels. Manages and participates in the development and administration of the Agency’s budget; directs the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, and supplies; directs the monitoring of and approves expenditures; directs the preparation and implementation of budgetary adjustments. Selects, trains, motivates and directs department personnel; evaluates and reviews work for acceptability and conformance with department standards, including program and project priorities and performance evaluations; provides or coordinates staff training; works with employees to correct deficiencies; implements discipline and termination procedures; responds to staff questions and concerns. Contributes to the overall quality of the department’s service by developing, reviewing and implementing policies and procedures to meet legal requirements and Agency needs; continuously monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors the distribution of work, support systems and internal reporting relationships; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change. Administers and negotiates contracts including the State Water Project contract, which includes billing provisions, cost control, water allocations, priority of deliveries, storage opportunities, etc. Scans environment for legal and policy issues that have an impact on the Agency and represent the Agency at various committees and meetings with state, federal and local officials to protect investments in State Water Project and other Agency assets. Directs and oversees the Agency’s investments and cash management programs; proposes investment guidelines and alternatives based on market strategies. Analyzes, consolidates and directs all cost accounting procedures along with miscellaneous statistical reports; provides the procedures and systems necessary to maintain proper records and to ensure adequate accounting controls and services. Represents the Agency at Department of Water Resources (DWR) to identify cost risk, position the Agency and provide a voice concerning cost control measures. Explains and interprets financial programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive, controversial issues. Identifies organizational threats and identifies mitigation measures to recommend solutions. Performs financial modeling of future financial scenarios and planning to provide potential strategies and trade-offs for future policy decisions. Participates in, reviews, approves, and submits annual reports to and communicates with various state regulatory agencies. Maintains and directs the maintenance of working and official departmental files. Monitors changes in laws, regulations and technology that may affect Agency or departmental operations; implements policy and procedural changes as required. Prepares, reviews, and presents staff reports, various management and information updates, and reports on special projects. Responds to public inquiries and complaints and assists with resolutions and alternative recommendations. Performs other duties as assigned.
Some examples of knowledge and abilities are:
Administrative principles and practices, including goal setting, program development, implementation and evaluation and supervision of staff, either directly or through subordinate levels of supervision. Public agency budgetary, contract administration, agencywide administrative practices; and general principles of risk management related to the functions of the assigned area. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, codes and regulations including the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Internal Revenue Service reporting requirements. Principles and practices of general, fund, and governmental accounting including financial statement preparation and methods of financial control and reporting. Principles and practices of internal control and audit principles and practices; GAAP, GASB, and GFOA accounting standards and requirements. Principles and practices of cost and fixed asset accounting and public agency capital financing. Organizational and management practices as applied to the analysis and evaluation of projects, programs, policies, procedures and operational needs; principles and practices of public sector administration. Methods and techniques for writing and presentations, contract negotiations, business correspondence and information distribution; research and reporting methods, techniques and procedures. Principles and practices of employee supervision, including work planning, assignment, review and evaluation and the training of staff in work procedures. Technical, legal, financial, and public relations problems associated with the management of financial programs. Select and supervise staff, provide training and development opportunities, ensure work is performed effectively, and evaluate performance in an objective and positive manner. Evaluate complex investment vehicles and make sound, prudent investment decisions that maximize return while minimizing investment risk. Administer complex contractual agreements that maximize value to the organization while limiting risk exposure. Develop and analyze complex financial information and present in an understandable manner for stakeholders. Define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures and techniques. Effectively administer special projects with contractual agreements and ensure compliance with stipulations; effectively administering a variety of Agency programs and administrative activities.
Completed Agency application and resume are required. Applications will be accepted until Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. This position will remain open until filled. Additional information and Agency application can be obtained from the Agency’s website at: www.mojavewater.org/about-mwa/human-resources.
If interested in this outstanding opportunity, please submit an Agency application to:
For the entire list of the essential job functions, knowledge & abilities, and licenses/certifications, please see the job description on the Agency website at: www.mojavewater.org/about-mwa/human-resources.
Qualified candidates will possess:
Equivalent to bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, business or public administration, or a related field and ten (10) years of in-depth accounting/finance experience including four (4) years management or supervisory experience.
LICENSES & CERTIFICATIONS
Valid California Class C Driver’s License, and current automobile insurance.