Job: Financial Services Manager
 Job Title:  Financial Services Manager
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $8,663 - $10,530 month
 Job Code:  JZL3949
 Posted On:  22 May 2013
 Deadline:  Friday, June 28, 2013
 Company/Agency:  South San Francisco
 Job Category:  Admin-Budget-Financial
 Location:  South San Francisco, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description

Financial Services Manager
Salary: $8,663 - $10,530/ month

Excellent benefits package including employer paid medical,
generous leave package and PERS retirement

With a population of 65,127, the City of South San Francisco is the center of the biotechnology industry, including Genentech’s world headquarters, but has preserved a small-town feel. About 8 miles south of San Francisco and 25 miles north of the heart of the Silicon Valley, South San Francisco has a General Fund operating budget of $71 million, operates a regional sewage treatment plant, is winding down four former Redevelopment project areas, and has a working culture of flexibility and getting things done.

The Finance Department, with a staff of 12.6, is looking for an experienced Financial Services Manager to oversee the General Ledger and Accounting Division, including financial reporting, payroll, accounts payable, treasury, and business license tax operations. The Financial Services manager will work closely with the Finance Director on financial planning and reporting and will fill in for the Director in his absence. South San Francisco has no utility billing responsibilities, and has a decentralized purchasing process. The Accounting Division has one Sr. Accountant, one Accountant I position, a Payroll Supervisor, and four accounting paraprofessionals. The Department will likely undergo a transition to an Administrative Services Department within the next 12 to 18 months, so the ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is capable of seeing financial data with a big picture perspective and operate flexibly in a changing environment.

Qualifications: Four years of increasingly responsible professional experience in public sector accounting and finance, with at least two years in a supervisory capacity. Prior success in managing a year end close and financial reporting process is also required, along with a B.A. /B.S. in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration. A CPA or MBA is highly desirable. A CPA or MBA may be substituted for one year of experience. Successful candidates should have: government accounting experience; experience in project management involving multiple departments as clients; excellent oral and written communication skills; a proven ability to direct and motivate staff and work well with people; and should exhibit flexibility and a big picture perspective in their professional approach.

Open until filled; apply by Friday, June 28. First round interviews are tentatively planned for July 16, 2013 in South San Francisco. Interested individuals should complete an online application and attach a cover letter and resume at To review a complete job announcement, visit

City of South San Francisco, Human Resources Department Main line: 650.877.8522, EOE

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Jim Steele  Primary Phone:  650-877-8509
 Title:  Director of Finance  Fax:  650-829-6658
 Company/Agency:  South San Francisco  Email:
 Location:  South San Francisco, CA  Contact Web Site: