FIRST 5 Santa Clara County, CA is seeking a visionary and experienced leader to serve as the Deputy Chief of Finance. This person will have a strong background in public sector or government finance, audit, and contracting. As a key member of the agency’s management team, the Deputy Chief of Finance plays a significant role in advancing the agency’s strategic plan and priorities that serve to enhance the organization’s mission to support the healthy development of children.
The ideal candidate must be a self-motivated individual with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment. He or she will be collaborative, inclusive, tech savvy, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of an experienced, capable staff. Preferred candidates will demonstrate knowledge and experience in governmental budgeting, audit preparation; investment strategy; contracting; grant management; and Federal government regulations and reporting.
The successful candidate must be able to take all individual aspects of the finance function and expertly coordinate them as part of the agency’s comprehensive finance strategy, consistently delivering timely, accurate information to the COO, CEO, and the Commission. Most importantly, the successful candidate must be able to communicate complex budget and finance concepts in a manner that is easily understood by anyone, regardless of the listener’s experience or level of sophistication.