Job: Finance Director
 Job Title:  Finance Director
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $144,084 - $175,128
 Job Code:  JAB7415
 Posted On:  28 Jun 2018
 Deadline:  Open Until Filled
 Company/Agency:  Novato Fire District
 Job Category:  Admin-Budget-Financial
 Location:  Novato, CA 
 Job Web Site:
 Job Description
  We are seeking an experienced finance professional to play a critical role
in our organization.

This opportunity is available due to an approaching retirement of the
current incumbent. The Finance Director is hired by and reports to the
Fire Chief; is an unrepresented position; and is employed under a
negotiated employment agreement. The current incumbent has been
employed by the District for 15 years. As illustrated by the receipt of the
CAFR and PAFR for multiple years, the District is a stable organization,
with a conservative fiscal approach. With the assistance of the Finance
Director, District management and Board of Directors strive to maintain
the financial health of the District; provide outstanding fire and
emergency services to our residents and visitors; and plan and
implement strategies for future economic health.

This position oversees a wide range of accounting functions, including
planning, organizing, reviewing, and evaluating all functions required to
perform accounting, financial record keeping, payroll activities, purchasing
administration, and ambulance billing. This includes preparing and
presenting monthly financial reports to the Board of Directors; preparing
documents and reports for annual financial audits; preparation and
implementation of GASB or other financial regulations and mandates.

The ideal candidate for this position will have considerable experience in
private or governmental finance work that includes responsibilities for,
and knowledge of, generally accepted accounting principles regarding
accounting and budget functions of a governmental agency. Candidates
should also have supervisory experience, and the ability to work with
and manage diverse personalities. The ability to interact positively with
employees at all levels of the District in an approachable and tactful
manner, as well as with elected officials and members of the public is an
important role in this position.

Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university
with a major work in Accounting, Finance, Economics,
Business Administration, or other related field.

Five years of experience in private or governmental finance
work, that include responsibilities for budget formulations
and implementation and accounting functions.

-Valid California Driver’s License
-Use of computer in Windows format (Windows 7/10)
-Expertise in Excel and QuickBooks
-Organize work effectively
-Understand brief written and oral instructions, as well as
instructions related to complex projects


-Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Master’s Degree in
Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business Administration
or other related field.
-Knowledge and understanding of ADP payroll systems
-Knowledge and understanding of TeleStaff

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Gretchen Felciano  Primary Phone:  415-878-2621
 Title:  Human Resources Manager  Fax: 
 Company/Agency:  Novato Fire District  Email:
 Location:  Novato, CA  Contact Web Site: