Job: Finance Manager
 Job Title:  Finance Manager
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $92,731-$112,714
 Job Code:  JHW4036
 Posted On:  16 Jul 2013
 Deadline:  Open Until Filled
 Company/Agency:  City of Chula Vista
 Job Category:  Admin-Budget-Financial
 Location:  Chula Vista, CA 
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 Job Description
City of Chula Vista CA
$92,731-$112,714 annually

The City of Chula Vista is seeking applicants for the position of Finance Manager. This is an unclassified at-will position with Senior Management level benefits.

This position directs, manages and oversees the activities and operations within Finance Department’s Fiscal Operations Division; supervises day-to-day operations related to general ledger accounting, fixed assets, payroll, accounts payable, grant accounting, special assessments and auditing; directs auditing/compliance procedures; manages the preparation of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; and coordinates assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies.

The ideal candidate has a bachelor's degree with major course work in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field and five years of increasingly responsible accounting experience including two year of management level responsibility. Master’s degree and Certificate Public Accounting (CPA) certification are highly desirable.

Apply online at Applications are accepted until the position is filled.

Chula Vista is located at the center of one of the richest cultural, economic and environmentally diverse zones in the United States. It is the second-largest City in San Diego County with a population of nearly 250,000. Chula Vista boasts more than 50 square miles of coastal landscape, canyons, rolling hills, mountains, and a variety of natural resources and quality infrastructure. Established neighborhoods, contemporary communities, start-up firms, corporations, nationally recognized entertainment venues, the nation’s only warm-weather Olympic Training Center, an award winning nature center and a historic downtown all contribute to Chula Vista’s attraction for both families and businesses.

Chula Vista means “beautiful view” and there is more to see and do here than you can imagine! Great year-round weather, miles of trails, coastline, mountains and open space beckon runners, hikers, cyclists, birders, and outdoors enthusiasts from the bay to lakes. Visit the bayfront with the Sweetwater Marsh National Wildlife Refuge and the Living Coast Discovery Center. The Chula Vista Marina & Yacht Club awaits kayakers and boaters. Cycle the Bayshore Bikeway and see more wonders on San Diego Bay.

Shopping, dining, and entertainment abound with two major malls and a historic downtown district. With more than 100 of the country’s top specialty stores, Otay Ranch Town Center is an exciting outdoor shopping, dining and entertainment destination. This urban, bustling, open-air center features a variety of amenities including a library, outdoor cafes, a pet-friendly setting and adjacent dog park, food pavilion, fireplace, and “popper” play fountain for children.

Chula Vista Center in the downtown area boasts major retailers, dining, movie theaters, and more than 100 fine specialty shops. And, Third Avenue Village, billed as the cultural center of the city, features historic buildings, unique shops, a weekly farmers market, landmark restaurants, and seasonal outdoor music concerts.

More than 60 well-maintained parks and sports fields are available for outdoor sports, recreation activities, and picnics. Tour the Olympic Training Center and see America’s best amateur athletes. Enjoy 32 acres of water wonder with rides, slides, exotic marine animals, and plenty of family fun at SeaWorld Aquatica. Or, hit the links on one of four challenging yet playable golf courses.

From rock and roll to rap to reggae - world-class entertainers perform at the Sleep Train Amphitheatre, San Diego County’s premiere outdoor music venue. Visit Chula Vista for the best in outdoor recreation, family activities, and urban amenities.

The Finance Department administers the City's financial affairs, supervises the disbursements of all monies, manages all fiscal systems, collects and records all revenues, assists in the preparation of the citywide budget, manages all investments and borrowing, and provides centralized procurement services to all City departments.

The Finance Department is organized into four divisions:

Office of Budget & Analysis
The Office of Budget and Analysis (OBA), is responsible for coordinating, preparing and presenting the City's operating budget. The budget provides an overview of the fiscal and operational status of the City; highlighting policy issues, decisions and proposed changes in service levels.

OBA performs and reviews numerous fiscal analyses as well as program and policy proposals for fiscal impact accuracy. OBA is responsible for updating the City's indirect cost allocation plan that is used to determine the total cost of providing various programs and services. In conjunction with this, OBA frequently assists departments in updating fees and contracts to ensure accuracy and cost recovery.

OBA provides ongoing analytical support on various operational and staffing issues throughout the City and participates in a number of special projects and studies. An important goal in conducting these studies is to assist departments in developing the systems, procedures and staff capacity to implement recommendations, to ensure operational improvements are permanent and to provide a means for monitoring future performance.

Comptroller Division
The Comptroller Division maintains centralized accounting records for the City, monitors all fiscal activities in accordance with authorized spending levels, processes payroll and accounts payable, prepares various financial reports including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, and provides financial support to City departments.

Revenue & Recovery Division
The Revenue & Recovery Division is responsible for cash management and investment of all city funds, billing and payment processing for various fees, taxes and services including sewer, parking citations and delinquent trash accounts. Our customer service representatives are available Monday - Thursday, 10 am to 4 pm.

Purchasing Division
The City of Chula Vista has a Centralized Purchasing System administered by the Purchasing Division. Centralized purchasing standardizes bidding and evaluation procedures, achieves economy of scale benefits, provides consistency in dealing with suppliers, and ensures an open, fair, and competitive procurement process.

The Purchasing Division determines the most cost-effective means for securing a requirement and the extent to which the initiating department will be involved. Purchasing guidelines are covered in the Municipal Code, Section 2.56, and the City Charter, Section 1010. The Purchasing Division can be reached at (619) 691-5141.

Mission Statement
The Chula Vista Finance Department is dedicated to supporting the long-term financial stability of the City and enhancing public and organizational trust through integrity of financial reporting and sound financial management practices.

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Irene Mosley  Primary Phone:  619-409-5926
 Title:  Asst. Director, Human Resources  Fax: 
 Company/Agency:  City of Chula Vista  Email: 
 Location:  Chula Vista, CA  Contact Web Site: