Chief Financial Officer

City of Santa Rosa, CA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Finance Director
  • Salary: $135,831 - $169,939. annually
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 167,815
  • Website:
  • Where: Santa Rosa, CA
  • Form of Government: Council-Manager

Post Date: Feb 9 2018

Deadline: Mar 16 2018

To be considered, please visit the Avery Associates Career Portal at to upload your letter of interest, resume and contact information including email addresses for five work-related references to Bill Avery by March 16, 2018. Bill Avery or Bill Lopez Avery Associates 3½ N. Santa Cruz Ave., Suite A Los Gatos, CA 95030 E-mail:


The City of Santa Rosa is located just 55 miles north of San Francisco and 30 miles east of the Pacific Ocean with a population of over 186,000. Santa Rosa is the seat of Sonoma County and the center of trade, government, commerce and medical facilities for the North Bay. The surrounding area is home to over a hundred wineries and vineyards, many beautiful parks and recreational facilities, including 16 golf courses, and the spectacular Northern California coastline.

The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will lead the Finance Department, which is responsible for accounting and financial management for the City organization. Services include collecting tax and utility fee revenues, debt management, investing the City’s cash, processing the City’s payroll, paying the City’s bills, budgeting and long-range financial planning. The Department is also in charge of billing and collecting water and wastewater utility invoices for over 50,000 Santa Rosa residents and businesses. The new CFO is expected to bring a vibrant, proactive, strategic and team oriented leadership style to the finance department and the city leadership team.

The ideal candidate will have at least several years supervising professional staff and managing a complex financial operation with experience involving budgeting, financial analysis and accounting in a public-sector agency. An educational background including a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, auditing, business administration, public administration, or related field is expected and a Master’s degree and/or CPA is highly desirable.

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