City of Cupertino - Finance Manager
Boucher Law, PC is pleased to be retained by the City of Cupertino to conduct a recruitment for its Finance Manager position. Under the general direction of the Director of Administrative Services, the Finance Manager is responsible for administering and supervising all accounting activities in the Administrative Services Department. Those include but are not limited to processing financial transactions and preparing and reconciling financial and accounting records and reports; administration; professional accounting work to ensure regulatory compliance with governmental accounting standards; monitor and provides advice on City's investment portfolio; provide highly complex and responsible support to the Director of Administrative Services in areas of expertise.
The City of Cupertino is located at the west end of world-famous Silicon Valley. With a population of approximately 60,000, Cupertino is rich in diversity and committed to becoming a model multicultural community for the 21st century. Glass and steel corporate headquarters rise above and yet blend with tree-shrouded residential neighborhoods that climb into the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountain range. This is the backdrop for living and working in Cupertino, California. The City serves as a corporate headquarters and center for research and development. Around the world, Cupertino is renowned as the home of high-tech giant Apple Inc. In the San Francisco Bay Area, Cupertino is known as the city with excellent public schools and is home to top ranked De Anza College. Quality schools and closeness to high-tech jobs make Cupertino a desirable Silicon Valley address for a highly educated and culturally diverse population. Education, innovation, and collaboration are the hallmarks nourished by the city government, the community, and local industry.
The City is seeking an experienced Finance Manager with an extensive finance and accounting professional background as well as strong leadership to coordinate departmental work and effectively manage and guide the Department towards established goals. A collaborative and responsive, service-minded individual with an open communication style will be a good fit for the position The ideal candidate will have strong public agency experience. In addition, be a results-oriented individual with excellent communication and relationship-building skills. He or she will be a positive change agent and a champion of the Department's commitment to service. A candidate with significant experience presenting to councils, commissions, and community groups, who is comfortable engaging with internal and external stakeholders at all levels on a regular basis is being sought.
The incoming Finance Manager should be approachable, personable, with strong interpersonal skills. The City is looking for a leader who will serve as an example to staff and promote teamwork by creating an environment of trust and mutual respect. A leader with a comfortable, open communication style who is honest and approachable but isn't afraid to hold team members accountable, will be ideal. The incoming Manager should have knowledge and experience with performance measurement tools and the ability to motivate, develop, and evaluate staff using these tools.
To perform the job successfully, candidates must have an in-depth knowledge of financial accounting.. A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration or a related field with a minimum of five (5) years of management and/or administrative accounting experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience. Public agency Finance Manager experience is highly desirable as well as designation as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or possession of a Master's degree in Public/Business Administration.