Deputy Director of Finance, Accounting

Alliance Resource Consulting
San Jose, California, United States
USD 59.62 per hour
03 Dec 2020
05 Dec 2020
Job role
Finance director
Experience level
The City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world's leading region of innovation. With more than one million residents, San José is one of the most diverse large cities in the United States. San José has received accolades for its vibrant neighborhoods, healthy lifestyle, and diverse attractions from national media including Business Week and Money magazines.

The Deputy Director of Finance, Accounting reports through the Assistant Director of Finance to the Director of Finance, and is responsible for the Accounting Division's Financial Reporting, Special Accounting, Payroll and Accounts Payable activities. The Deputy Director also serves as controller for the City and supports the Assistant Director of Finance in ensuring that all departmental policies, procedures, and programs are carried out efficiently and effectively.

The City of San José is seeking a Deputy Director who possesses a deep understanding of municipal finance, especially in the area of governmental accounting. The ideal candidate is adept at financial forecasting and planning, pays attention to details while seeing the big picture and has experience leading positive change in a highly decentralized, large organization. The best-qualified candidates will be familiar with technology and applications that add value to operations and the customer experience. A thorough understanding of GAAP concepts and GASB requirements is necessary to succeed in this role.

The selected candidate will be an exceptional manager with a track record of attracting and retaining top talent and the interest in and ability to help every member of the Accounting Division grow professionally. They will be sensitive to the importance of workplace culture and the need to keep even routine work rewarding and interesting. Finally, they will display a commitment to continuous improvement, collaboration, and supporting the City as a whole.

Qualifying Education & Experience:

At minimum, the qualified candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics, business, public administration or a related field, and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in at the senior level administrative or analytical work in a public or private agency. A minimum of four (4) years of supervisory experience also is required. A Master's degree or advanced certification, such as a Certified Public Accountant or Certified Management Accountant designation, is strongly preferred. Candidates from both the public sector and the private sector will be considered.

Salary: $124,012 - $193,173, DOQ, plus an attractive benefits package.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and interviews will be scheduled as soon as a strong pool of candidates has been identified. To solidify their chances of being considered for this position, interested individuals are encouraged to apply no later than December 18, 2020.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at Main office phone is (562) 901-0769.

Posted On: Thursday, October 15, 2020