The Department of Health Services seeks a qualified leader to oversee their Accounting, Budget, and Fiscal Operations Starting salary up to $125,227/year, a cash allowance of approximately $600/month, and a competitive total compensation package*
Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) leads all accounting, budget, and fiscal operations for the Department of Health Services (DHS). The DHS Fiscal Year 18-19 budget is approximately $232 million dollars and consists of over 570 full-time equivalent positions. Revenue sources include federal, state, and county funds, grants, and charges for services. This position is critical to the financial integrity of one of the largest departments of the County, accounting for approximately 14% of the County's annual operating budget. As an integral part of the DHS executive management team, the CFO leads the Fiscal Unit and advises executives on all budgetary and fiscal matters; develops and implements plans and procedures to enhance all revenue sources, including federal, state, county, fee, and grant funding sources; and maintains a system of internal fiscal controls, policies, and procedures. The CFO analyzes pending and adopted legislation affecting DHS fiscal operations, and researches, analyzes and develops County positions on proposed legislation and administrative regulations. Additionally, the CFO:
Coordinates the completion of all state, federal, and county audits and fiscal reviews
Leads and manages professional, technical, and clerical employees
Oversees fiscal year-end close
Attends state meetings and trainings regarding DHS fiscal operations
Represents DHS before other departments, outside agencies, official bodies, and the general public
Negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial fiscal issues
The ideal candidate will have a track record of excellence in fiscal oversight and forecasting, government finance, and management of complex budgets with multiple funding sources, and will possess:
A proactive, strategic, and team-oriented leadership style
Experience supervising professional, administrative, and technical staff within a large and complex organization
Superb customer service, relationship building, communication, and presentation skills
Advanced spreadsheet and report preparation skills based on complex analysis
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits* including:
An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $1,500 and ongoing education/training opportunities
Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
County paid premium contribution to several health plan options
County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range
When you join the County of Sonoma, you'll have the freedom to explore the beauty of our county; with its picturesque coastline, majestic redwoods, historic towns, fine dining, award winning wineries, and a wide variety of entertainment and cultural activities. Please visit www.sonomacountyconnections.org and www.santarosachamber.com for additional information about the community.
Additional Salary Information: *Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.
Internal Number: 19/02-0842-OCDHS
About County of Sonoma
The County of Sonoma is governed by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors and is comprised of 26 departments/agencies that provide a full range of services to the community through its 4,000+ employees. Sonoma County government has a history of providing excellent and responsive public service while operating under sound fiscal principles. This is achieved in a climate of respect and collegiality. The County enjoys stability in leadership, with four of the five Board members serving a second, third or fifth term. This is further demonstrated by a strong group of department heads. The department heads routinely team with middle management on a variety of successful projects. Historically, labor relations have been stable, with most employees working under long-term MOUs; however, over the next few years, the County will be going through the contract negotiation process with the majority of the bargaining units.
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