Controller-Treasurer Division Manager
County of Santa Clara - Santa Clara, CA

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Under general administrative direction of the County Controller-Treasurer, a Controller- Treasurer Division Manager plans, directs, and oversees the administration, operations and staff of assigned divisions or units within the Controller- Treasurer Department of the Finance Agency.


This recruitment will be open until filled.

This recruitment requires the submission of an online application. No paper applications will be accepted. Applicants must apply online at Computers are available at the County Government Center, 70 West Hedding Street, 8th Floor, East Wing, San Jose, CA 95110, during normal business hours, for applicants to apply online.

Questions regarding this Executive recruitment may be directed to Patricia Carrillo, Executive Services at (408) 299-5897.

Completion of the Supplemental Questionnaire and a Resume is required . Applications submitted without the Supplemental Questions and Resume will be rejected.

Due to changes in State Law, Benefit and Retirement information may vary. Specific pension benefits for new hires who start on or after January 1, 2013 may be different than currently indicated.

Typical Tasks:

Typical Management Responsibilities
  • Plans, directs and supervises a variety of complex financial activities and staff;
  • Directs the operations of countywide financial systems;
  • Selects, trains, directs and evaluates subordinate managers;
  • Analyzes new and revised statues and proposed legislation to determine affects on the department and/or the County;
  • Provides advice, training and assistance to fiscal personnel in County departments, special districts, and schools;
  • Ensures compliance of County accounting procedures and Government Accounting and Financial Reporting Principles (GAFRP);
  • Meets with representatives of County agencies/department and external entities to discuss matters pertaining to procedure and areas of responsibility and jurisdiction;
  • Participates as a member of the department executive team in the review and establishment of policies and procedures for carrying out the department's goals and objectives, and initiates changes in methods and procedures to improve service delivery;
  • Develops and maintains positive working relationships with County officials, agency/department heads; representatives from financial institutions, other government agencies, internal and external auditors, and staff;
  • Prepares and/or directs the preparation of special financial reports and analyses of accounts;
  • Coordinates division activities with other divisions and/or departments within the Finance Agency;
  • Represents the Controller/Treasurer on matters related to Accounting, Payroll, Claims, Tax Apportionments, Treasury, Redevelopment Dissolution Law activiites and issues, and/or Internal Audit activities and issues;
  • Prepares annual budget and monitors expenditures;
  • Performs related work as required.

Employment Standards:

Sufficient education and experience to demonstrate the ability to perform the management responsibilities and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below.

The qualified candidate would typically possess education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's Degree in Business or Public Administration or a related field and a minimum of five (5) years recent increasingly responsible professional experience in accounting or auditing, to include one (1) year experience managing and/or supervising an accounting or auditing function. A Master's Degree in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting may be substituted for approximately one (1) year of professional accounting/auditing experience.

Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of management necessary to plan, organize, direct, manage and evaluate programs, administrative policies, organizational structures and staff;
  • The theory, principles and practices of accounting and auditing and their application to governmental accounting;
  • Laws and regulations governing the financial operations of public agencies;
  • Automated fiscal/financial information systems, applications and terminology;
  • Principles and practices of supervision, personnel management, training;
  • Budget preparation and monitoring principles and practices.

    Ability to:
  • Plan, organize, manage, coordinate and evaluate the functions and staff of a division responsible for performing complex accounting and/or auditing duties;
  • Analyze and evaluate complex accounting, auditing and/or financial problems, records and reports;
  • Prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Analyze, interpret, apply and explain laws and regulations;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

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