Finance Manager Annual salary range: $109,054.40 to $173,368.00 DOE The Orange County Fire Authority provides a wide range of benefits. Application deadline: Monday, May 20, 2019
Orange County is nestled along the Southern California coast between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. As the third largest populated county in California, the vibrancy of this nearly 800 square mile jewel places it as the thirtieth largest economy in the world. Orange County has 34 cities and five supervisory districts serving a population of more than three million people. A desirable place to live and work, Orange County is known for its ideal weather, recreation, and a wide range of cultural arts. Many of its public and private schools are ranked among the best in the nation. The county also has top rated attractions such as Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Farm, pristine ocean beaches, and is the home of major league sports teams, including baseball’s Angels and hockey’s Ducks.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) is a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) that serves approximately 1.8 million residents in a 575-square mile area, with 172,000 acres of wildland. The OCFA was formed on March 1, 1995, transitioning from the Orange County Fire Department to a JPA. The service area includes 23-member cities and the unincorporated areas of Orange County. A 25-member Board of Directors governs the OCFA and includes an elected official appointed to represent each of the member cities and two representatives from the County Board of Supervisors. The OCFA is managed by an appointed Fire Chief who reports directly to the Board of Directors. By pooling resources, the OCFA can purchase additional fire engines and specialized equipment that some cities could not afford on their own. The OCFA does not allocate equipment based on city boundaries. Instead, all members have access to resources, including sophisticated rescue equipment, specialized apparatus, and helicopters.
Reporting to the Assistant Chief of Business Services, the Finance Manager provides leadership and exceptional customer service and support to one of the largest fire service organizations in California. This includes directing, maintaining, and overseeing the financial activities of the Finance Division, which includes accounting, revenue collections, payroll, timekeeping, accounts payable, cost accounting, contracts, asset management, and other related functions; develops goals and objectives for the division; evaluates work processes and service delivery; recommends and implements process improvements. This is an exceptional career opportunity in one of the most progressive fire agencies in the United States.
The ideal candidate will be confident, strong, energetic, assertive, and an ethically sound leader who can provide effective leadership for the Finance Division of the Business Services Department, be a strong team builder, communicator, and engender loyalty among staff. In addition, the ideal candidate must have a proven track record of proactive, hands-on, participative finance management experience, and possess excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, and the ability to think ‘out of the box’ to provide solutions to complex issues.
A Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field AND seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional finance experience is required. A Master’s Degree, experience performing finance job functions for a public municipality or an equivalent environment and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation are all desirable.
To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your cover letter with current salary, resume, and a list of five professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Résumés should reflect years and months of positions held, as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed. Please apply on our website: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=455