Finance Manager

City of San Jose, CA

Housed within the City Manager's Office, the Office of Economic Development and Cultural Affairs (OEDCA) leads implementation of San Jose’s Economic Strategy by working with other City departments, private businesses, and community partners. OEDCA has four integrated divisions: Business and Economic Development, focused on job creation, business attraction, expansion and retention; Business Operations, focused on revenue generation, management of city owned property assets and the management of property where the City is landlord or tenant, and responsible for the administrative functions of the department. Cultural Affairs, responsible for cultural development in San Jose; and work2future, the federally funded workforce development program serving Silicon Valley.

OEDCA’s work2future Division addresses the workforce and economic development needs of our local area, in collaboration with small and large businesses, educational institutions, and community-based organizations. Each work2future center offers services and resources that help job seekers obtain the skills and training they need to assist them in finding employment, assist businesses in meeting their workforce and economic development needs and enables youth to jump-start their career with skills training and job search assistance.

Positions & Duties

The work2future division of OEDCA is seeking a Senior Executive Analyst (SEA) to manage its fiscal unit and work in coordination with work2future senior staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for the accounting, budgeting, and federal, state, local, grant management functions of the OEDCA work2future Unit. This highly responsible management position, plans, organizes, directs, and reviews the work of a combination of professional, technical, and clerical accounting staff in accounts payable, accounts receivable, program costings, timekeeping, program audits, program budgets, state reporting, grant management and compliance, and general ledger functions. The SEA is responsible for formulating policies, and designing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and modifying the program as needed, including short- and long-term planning activities; budget preparation and implementation; analyzing programmatic practices and procedures; and developing and implementing recommendations for operational, policy, and procedural improvements, as well as for all state, federal, city and board financial reports.

The SEA will also have considerable contact with senior staff in City departments that require the support of work2future. The SEA will also have considerable contact with the State of California. The position requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills, strong decision making and strategic thinking abilities, a commitment to customer service, the ability to build and train a team, and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and issues, due to the complexity and scope of authority involved, the SEA requires the ability to work both independently and interdependently to ensure work is completed in an accurate, and timely fashion.

The work2future Fiscal Section serves as a business partner to internal and external customers, providing expert professional assistance regarding accounting, financial reporting, state and federal compliance audits, budgeting and forecasting, and other related matters.


Minimum Qualifications - Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration, or a closely related field and at least four (4) years of professional level analytic and/or administrative experience. A Master's Degree in public administration, business administration or related field is preferred, and can be substituted for one year of the required four years of experience. A CPA certification is also preferred.

Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

A successful candidate must possess strong technical and functional knowledge as well as highly-developed management, leadership, and communication skills. This position requires that the incumbent work effectively with a range of the City, State, regional partners, including workforce boards and service providers’ executive staff, work2future Board members, and other staff members.

The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:

Job Expertise – Demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices, Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.

Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles and practices, including governmental accounting as established by American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Government Accounting Standards Board.

Knowledge of the application and principles of data processing and Electronic Data Processing (EDP) accounting systems.

Communication Skills - Effectively conveys information and expresses thoughts and facts clearly, orally and in writing; demonstrates effective use of listening skills and displays openness to other people's ideas and thoughts.

Teamwork and Interpersonal Skills - Develops effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.

Fiscal Management - Understands the relationship of the budget and resources to the strategic plan; complies with administrative controls over funds, contracts, and procurements.

Supervision - Sets effective long and short-term goals based on a good understanding of management practices; establishes realistic priorities within available resources; provides motivational support; empowers others; assigns decision-making and work functions to others in an appropriate manner to maximize organizational and individual effectiveness.

Problem Solving - Approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem; collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.

Collaboration - Develops networks and builds alliances; engages in cross-functional activities.

Leadership - Leads by example; demonstrates high ethical standards; remains visible and approachable and interacts with others on a regular basis; promotes a cooperative work environment, allowing others to learn from mistakes; provides motivational supports and direction.

Customer Service - Demonstrates the ability to anticipate customers' needs and deliver services effectively and efficiently using professional demeanor.

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Job Function
Division Manager
Position Type
Full Time

City of San Jose


5730 Chambertin Dr
San Jose, CA 95118-3910
United States

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