Job Details

Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director
City of Union City, CA
Job Description

Union City maintains a small-town feel while being in the center of the Bay Area, with San Francisco and Silicon Valley just minutes away. The community offers a variety of housing, with affordable and upscale homes available in many charming neighborhoods throughout the city. The City’s diverse and unified community, excellent educational institutions, unsurpassed quality of life, and world-renowned location make Union City the ideal place to do business, work, and live.

The City of Union City is seeking a highly experienced financial leader to help guide the City during a unique time of challenges and opportunities. Union City, like all communities throughout the country, is facing a substantial impact from the Coronavirus and the new Chief Financial Officer/Finance Director (CFO/FD) will be expected to provide strategic leadership guidance, organizational expertise and a high level of financial acumen to help the organization successfully meet those challenges. This evolving role will lead all financial planning, accounting and budgetary operations. The CFO/FD will help implement the City’s ambitious strategic plan and assist in stabilizing the city budget, while focusing on building the City’s long-term financial future.

An active, engaged, and hands-on manager that provides mentorship and is committed to staff development is expected in this role. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public/business administration, finance or related field is required. An experience base of five or more years of increasingly responsible management experience in a municipal or government finance environment, including at least two years at an Assistant Department Head level in finance or accounting administration is also required. A Master’s degree, a CPA License, and previous California government experience is highly desirable.

Job Details
$191,172 - $229,848, annually, DOQ
Job Function:
Finance Director
Position Type:
Full Time
City of Union City
34009 Alvarado Niles Rd
Union City, CA 94587-4497
United States
Population: 70,436
Form of Government: Council-Manager

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