The County of Santa Clara is seeking a Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) will occupy a key role on the Office of the County Executive leadership team and will steer mission critical activities and staff for budget and analysis for the County. Under direction of the County Executive, the CFO shall ensure the financial integrity of the County of Santa Clara. The CFO will plan, organize, direct, coordinate and evaluate the diverse fiscal activities of the County as well as analyze countywide financial needs and develop systems for maximizing revenue and controlling expenditures. The CFO shall have responsibility for the County-wide budget development and will provide expert level authority and consultative services on budget and fiscal issues to elected officials, executive management, and fiscal managers within individual county departments. This position has oversight of the Finance Agency and the Santa Clara Valley Health and Hospital System.
The County of Santa Clara is seeking a progressive and agile leader to serve as its Chief Financial Officer reporting to the County Executive Officer. The ideal candidate will have considerable executive-level or management experience in planning, organizing and directing diversified and large-scale financial activities to demonstrate the ability to perform the above tasks and the attainment of the knowledge and abilities listed below. The knowledge and abilities would typically be acquired through training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a major in Business/Public Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or a closely related field and 5 years of executive level experience managing staff and functions within the accounting department or financial administration in a complex organization. Local government financial experience, health and hospital financial experience, and possession of a CPA Certificate or MBA degree are desirable.