Print Friendly, PDF & Email


Job Title: Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Type of Job: Regular

Job Time Type: Full Time (30 Hours or More)

Job Description:

Under administrative direction and policy direction of the Board of Directors, performs office work directly related to the management or general business operations of the District. The Finance and Accounting Manager plans, organizes, and directs the financial, accounting, and business-related administrative functions of the District; assists the District Manager with the protection of District assets and the maintenance of budget controls; perform the most complex accounting functions; invests District funds; and provides direction for implementing District policies and programs. Duties include the exercise of discretion and independent judgment. This position is classified as a management position that is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

Essential Functions:

Serves as the Chief Financial Officer and Controller for the District. Plans organize, directs, and manages District financial, accounting, administrative, and office support staff, investment decisions, and administrative/personnel duties including implementation of District programs and policies. Provides long-range financial planning, protection of District assets, and development and maintenance of budget controls. Prepares, presents, and monitors the District’s budget. Assumes responsibility for the proper investment of District funds in accordance with the District’s Investment Policy. Coordinates the District’s outside annual certified audit, participates in the selection process of the auditing firm and implements adequate internal controls to safeguard the District’s assets. Responsible for managing District information technology and developing and maintaining a fully-integrated management information system, ensuring the availability of necessary financial, statistical, and management data. Administers long-term capital project financings, reviews interest rate opportunities, and monitors bond covenant/continuing disclosure certifications. Oversees the recording of assets and ensures timely posting of general ledger activity; and directs the development, preparation, and timely presentation of financial reports and statements. Maintains proper administration of the District’s grant funding opportunities. Administers the District insurance and risk management functions. In coordination with the General Manager, develops and maintains District human resources policies and procedures, coordinates and administers health and welfare benefit programs, and assists with the administration of personnel-related matters, including employment procedures, grievances, classification and pay, and employer-employee relations. Assists the General Manager in collective bargaining negotiations. Manages small customer service department and performs related duties as assigned

Typical Physical Activities

May occasionally travel by airplane and automobile in conducting District business. Communicates orally with District Board members, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face, one-on-one and group settings. Regularly uses a telephone for communication. Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copiers, and FAX machines. Sits for extended time periods. Works a full day at the District office. Hearing and vision within normal ranges.

Required Knowledge:

Principles and practices of budgeting, accounting, finance, investment, and the development and maintenance of fiscal controls. Laws, rules, ordinances, and legislative processes controlling special district functions and operations. Principles and practices of auditing. Computerized management information and fiscal systems. Risk management and insurance. Investment principles and practices. Cost estimating and contract administration. Public personnel administration, affirmative action, and employer-employee relations. Principles and practices of personnel administration.

Ability To:

Plan, organize, coordinate, and direct the financial, budgeting, personnel and benefit system, management information systems, investment, and risk management functions of the District. Exercise leadership, authority, and supervision tactfully and effectively. Provide supervision, training, work development, and evaluations for finance/accounting, administrative and office staff. Coordinate District budget development and fiscal controls. Direct the maintenance of ledgers and journals and oversee the preparation of timely financial reports and statements. Effectively represent the District’s personnel policies, programs, and services with individual citizens, community groups, and other governmental organizations. Maintain responsibility for insurance and risk management functions. Communicate well during public presentations. Provide advice and consultation to the General Manager on the development of the fiscal system, policies, and assets.


Bachelor’s (Required), Business Management: 5 years (Required), California Class C Driver’s License (Required), GAAP: 2 years (Preferred), Corporate finance: 3 years (Preferred), CPA (Preferred) Broad and extensive work experience that includes performing financial analysis, accounting, management information system development, budgeting, risk management work, and personnel system development, FEMA public assistance process and administration including position classification, compensation system development, equal employment opportunity, and benefits administration. This experience should include at least five years of responsible professional experience in a management or supervisory capacity within the private industry or independent special enterprise districts.

Hiring Requirements:

Visit our website at

Education Level: No Minimum Education Requirement

Requires a Driver’s License: Yes, Operator License

Pay Comments: DOE (Depends on Experience)

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Vacation, Holidays, Sick Leave


To apply, visit or mail your application to:

District Secretary

6332 Clark Road

Paradise CA 95969

Job information available at the district office, 6332 Clark Road, Paradise, M-F, 9 am to 4 pm; or visit our web site at employment/file

Employer Information:


P.O. Box 2409 Paradise, CA 95967 Contact:

Phone: (530) 877-4971

Minimum Education and Experience

Education Required: None