Chief Financial Officer

  • SANTA CLARA COUNTY, CA
  • San Jose, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management
  • Salary: $278,286.57 - $357,036.54 Annually USD

Job Description


Under direction of the County Executive, ensures the financial integrity of the County of Santa Clara. Plans, organizes, directs, coordinates and evaluates the diverse fiscal activities of the County; analyze countywide financial needs and develop systems for maximizing revenue and controlling expenditures; responsibility for the County-wide budget development; and provide expert level authority and consultative services on budget and fiscal issues to elected officials, executive management, and fiscal managers within individual county departments. This position has oversight of the Finance Agency and the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System.

Filing Period and Application Procedure

Final Filing Date: Continuous until filled. The recruitment may be extended or closed as early as 10 days after issue date. You are encouraged to apply as soon as possible and to monitor this site for updated closing information.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at www.sccjobs.org .

It is important that the following information be included in your application packet as it will be evaluated during the competitive review process:

1. Résumé
2. References contact information (minimum of 3)
3. Cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate including specific examples from your experience. (maximum of 3 pages)
4. Complete responses to the supplemental questions.

Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Quynh Truong , Executive Services at (408) 315-9559 or at quynh.truong@esa.sccgov.org.


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Typical Tasks
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate administrative policies, services, structures, strategies, controls and reporting systems, and related support for the effective and efficient performance of the Finance Agency functions;
  • Participates and collaborates with SCVHHS Chief Financial Officer for interagency financial services functions;
  • Establishes and maintains goals, strategies, objectives and plans for carrying out the functions of the agency consistent with overall County goals;
  • Provides leadership to a diverse group of County departments including the Controller/Treasurer, Tax Collector, County Clerk-Recorder, and Department of Revenue;
  • Develop long-range fiscal planning programs, analysis of pending federal and state legislation, economic forecasting; maintain and improve upon systems for projecting County financial resources and requirements;
  • Plans, directs, reviews and implements policies and procedures for all line and staff County financial activities, including general accounting, budgetary control, accounting systems and procedures, debt collection, distribution and disbursement of monies;
  • Directs coordination of collection activities within the County;
  • Consults and advises departmental representatives and other officials in regard to fiscal problems;
  • Appoints, supervises and evaluates department heads and provides them with administrative support and services;
  • Recommends the annual budget to the County Executive and assists in the presentation to the Board of Supervisors;
  • Oversees proper maintenance of central control accounts for all funds and securities in the custody of the County;
  • Reviews, prepares, and presents complex financial reports and summaries to internal and external stakeholders;
  • Represents County in intergovernmental collaborative efforts, negotiations and to confer regarding common issues;
  • Directs the investment of County funds within established parameters and policies;
  • May be assigned as a Disaster Service Worker (DSW);
  • Performs other related duties, as required.

Employment Standards
Considerable executive-level or management experience in planning, organizing and directing diversified and large-scale financial activities to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

The knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Business/Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and 5 years of executive level experience managing staff and functions within the accounting department or financial administration in a complex organization.

Local government financial experience, health and hospital financial experience, and possession of a CPA Certificate or MBA degree are desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of accounting, auditing, budgeting, general current and delinquent collections and legal enforcement, recording and vital records management, California and other property tax collection, and County Clerk-Recorder functions;
  • Applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, ordinances affecting local government's financial activities;
  • Principles and practices of organization, administration, personnel management and labor relations;
  • The fundamentals of hospital and health care services organization and administration;
  • Principles and practices of contracting and procurement functions;
  • Principles and application of data processing systems and applications; and
  • Intergovernmental agency relationships.

Ability to:

  • Through subordinate supervisors and managers, plan organize, direct and evaluate the work of a diverse staff providing financial, recording services, and collection;
  • Develop and execute effective strategic initiatives for the agency;
  • Facilitate change and transformation activities;
  • Reconcile competing priorities with mutually desirable objectives;
  • Interpret, explain and apply complex regulations, laws, directives, policies and procedures;
  • Monitor current and proposed Federal, State and local legislation which impact County operations, interpret, assess the impact on the County's budgets, explain and apply recommended operational and procedural changes as necessary;
  • Investigate and analyze difficult administrative and personnel problems and implement solutions;
  • Coordinate functions and maintain effective working relationship with County Health and Hospital System;
  • Initiate action within the Agency to improve the Agency's ability to perform its duties and achieve its goals; and
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work, at all levels, including colleagues, the public, and representatives of other agencies.


Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Special Instructions

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Job Address

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