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 Finance Director Full-Time Position Open

 Finance Director

The Finance Director is responsible for planning, organizing, and overseeing all District finance and accounting functions, payroll, accounts payable and receivables, purchasing, contracts, inventory control, risk management (insurance and workers compensation claims), customer service, clerical functions and financial policies and procedures. The Finance Director directly supervises Customer Service support staff and serves as Treasurer to the Board of Directors.

The ideal candidate for the Finance Director of the McKinleyville Community Services District will join a professionally committed informal working atmosphere and will possess many of the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Engaging leadership that will inspire, motivate, and empower staff to achieve District goals.
  • Strong and effective communication skills, both oral and written, with the ability to present technical information with ease.
  • Attention to detail, organized and risk averse.
  • Strategic thinker and innovative with a long-term vision.
  • People oriented, enthusiastic and passionate about working with a team.

In summary, the ideal candidate will be highly qualified, experienced, and motivated to connect with the community, staff, and the Board and who will oversee the financial stability of the District with effective and engaging style.

A combination of education and experience that would provide the necessary knowledge and skills may include the following:

  • Experience: Minimum five (5) years of full-time employment experience in a comparable position.
  • Education: A Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or a Master’s degree of Business Administration from an accredited university with an emphasis in accounting, business, or public administration, or equivalent is required.
  • Special Skill Requirements: The position requires verbal and written communication skills; customer service skills; leadership ability; advanced fund accounting skills; government finance knowledge and proficiency with computer networks and software applications including utility billing (the District uses CWS Multiple Operations Manager) and Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access).

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive compensation package that considers the candidate’s qualifications and track record of career success. The existing monthly salary schedule for this position is $7,904-$10,088 and includes a generous benefit package (including Health & Dental Insurance, PERS and Deferred Compensation).

The filing deadline is Friday, March 15, 2024 Please submit a resume, letter of interest, five work-related references and current salary to:
Joseph Blaine, Board Secretary
Finance Director Search
McKinleyville Community Services District
PO Box 2037
McKinleyville, CA 95519
Phone: 707.839.3251
Fax: 707.839.8456

Resumes will be screened based on the criteria outlined in this brochure. Candidates with the most relevant qualifications will be given preliminary interviews by the District upon receipt of resume. The District will conduct interviews with the most qualified candidates Mid-March and final interviews end of March. An offer of appointment is expected following comprehensive reference, background and credit checks.

Finance Director Position Description