Finance Manager II

  • Monterey County Human Resources
  • Salinas, California
  • Dec 08, 2018
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $7,200.09 - $9,828.87 Monthly

Job Description

Position Description

Priority Screening Date: Friday, January 04, 2019

Exam #:  18/20B93/12AR
The Monterey County Water Resources Agency and the Sheriff's Office are seeking a result oriented individual with advanced knowledge in fiscal and accounting operations to fill their current Finance Manager II vacancies.

The Finance Manager II  directs, plans and organizes the fiscal and accounting activities of a complex department or division. The scope of responsibilities is broad and the incumbents work with a great deal of independence and accountability in providing technical and supervisory direction for large programs and corresponding financial functions. This position also administers or performs a combination of budgeting, accounting, fiscal management, financial reporting and internal auditing and financial data processing functions; train and supervise professional, paraprofessional, technical and/or clerical staff  and provides budgetary and fiscal advice to Department Head(s), administrators and management staff.

The Monterey County Water Resources Agency manages the control of flood and storm waters, conservation of such waters through storage and percolation, monitors groundwater extraction, protection of water quality, reclamation of water, exchange of water, and the construction and operation of hydroelectric power facilities. MCWRA area covers all of Monterey County, including the Salinas Valley Groundwater Basin. Their mission is to manage, protect, store and conserve water resources in Monterey County for beneficial and environmental use, while minimizing damage from flooding to create a safe and sustainable water supply for present and future generations.

 The Monterey County, Sheriff's Office provides public safety to the residents of Monterey County. Services include 24-hour uniformed patrol, investigation of crimes, criminal records management and community policing. It is also responsible for the safekeeping and security of persons arrested by any law enforcement agency in Monterey County. The Coroner's function is to investigate all reportable deaths and determines the cause and manner of reportable deaths. The mission of the Monterey County Sheriff's Office is to safeguard the lives and property of the people within our county.
The Eligible List established by this recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies on a regular full-time, part-time, or temporary basis County-wide.

Examples of Duties Paramount duties include:
  • Manage and supervise professional, paraprofessional, technical and/or clerical staff; provide training in accounting applications, budget administration and State and Federal laws affecting fiscal operations, and staff development training; plan and organize staff work; select, evaluate, counsel, and/or recommend discipline and/or performance recognition of staff.  Prepare applicable documentation.
  • Communicate, interpret and advise on fiscal management goals, objectives, policies, procedures, standards, programs and services to departmental management/support staff.  Assure department/County fiscal program meets standards & passes State/Federal audits; prepare responses to disputed State/Federal audits and prepare appeals materials as appropriate
  • Maintain a current knowledge of industry standards for public finance administration, cost and fiscal control accounting, budget preparation and management, financial reporting, forecasting and financial analysis.
  • Provide planning and oversight for department budgeting; develop timelines and coordinate the financial portion of the budget; provide budgetary/fiscal advice to executives/management; prepare budget or a portion related to the major area of responsibility. 
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of a variety of complex periodic and special accounting reports, financial statements, special financial studies, technical financial reports, budgets, cost analysis, rate studies and projections.
  • Analyze financial needs and develop, direct and monitor departmental accounting systems, financial controls and accounting operations including general ledger and cost accounting, financial reporting and internal auditing.
To view the complete job description visit the Monterey County website: 

Will have a proven track record demonstrating the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Thorough Knowledge of
Principles/methods of public finance administration; Accounting operations, budgeting preparation and management; fiscal control auditing, cost accounting, financial reporting, forecasting, financial analysis, internal financial and operations auditing, reimbursement, grant management and third-party reimbursement; Computerized data processing as applied to financial management; Capabilities and applications of electronic management information systems.  

Working Knowledge of:  
State/Federal laws affecting fiscal operations, public finance, reporting and resource management; Principles/methods of supervision/management; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, other common office and/or financial software; Quantitative analysis and statistical reporting. 
Skill and Ability to:  
Direct, plan and organize fiscal and accounting operations; Develop, understand, interpret, apply, and explain complex laws, regulations, policies and/or contracts; Prepare/review/interpret financial data/reports; Use a variety of computer programs; Communicate effectively, both orally and written; Provide excellent/courteous customer service.  

Examples of Experience/Education/Training Any combination of training, education, and/or experience which provides for the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the duties listed above is qualifying. An example of a way these requirements might be acquired is:

Experience :  Approximately three years of increasingly responsible management experience performing a wide variety of duties related to fiscal resource management, including at least one year of significant administrative experience in public finance and accounting, financial/budgetary functions, and supervisory experience; AND
Education:  Equivalent to completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Public or Business Administration, Economics, Accounting, Finance or a related field with course work in accounting, finance and business administration.

As a condition of employment, the incumbent will be required to:
  • Possess a valid California Class C Driver's License (or) the employee must be able to provide suitable transportation that is approved by the appointing authority. 
  • Successfully pass a pre-employment background check. 

Additional Information Benefits:
Monterey County offers an excellent benefits package. To view the " X " Unit Benefit Summary please visit our  website . This information is not legally binding, nor does it serve as a contract. The benefits listed in the Monterey County Personnel Policies and Practices Resolution or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) prevail over this listing.
As a condition of employment, prospective employees will be required to submit to a background review which may include a review of information concerning present and/or prior employment, driving record, and record of criminal conviction. Employees must have and show their Social Security Card on the first day of work. Employment is contingent upon acceptable documentation verifying identity and authorization for employment in the U.S.; a list of acceptable documents is available on the USCIS Form I-9. If you are hired into this classification in a temporary position, your rate of pay will be hourly and you will not be eligible for the benefits listed in the summary.
Application and Selection Procedures
Apply On-Line!
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Applications may also be obtained from and submitted to:
Monterey County, Human Resources Department
Attn: Amy Rodriguez, Human Resources Analyst
168 W. Alisal Street, 3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
Email:   Phone:(831) 796-6095
The selection process is tentative and applicants will be notified if changes are made. The competitive selection process includes submittal of required application materials. A complete application package will include:
  • A completed County of Monterey employment application
  • Responses to the supplemental questions

Resumes, cover letters, letters of interest, and other correspondence will not be accepted as a substitute for required application materials. All required application materials will be competitively evaluated. Those applicants that are determined to be the most appropriately qualified will be invited to participate further in the selection process. To assess applicants' possession of required qualifications, the process may include an oral examination, pre-exam exercises, performance exam, and/or written examination.EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
Monterey County is a drug-free work place and an equal opportunity employer. The County seeks candidates who can make contributions in an environment of cultural and ethnic diversity. Monterey County provides reasonable accommodations for the disabled.  If you believe you possess a disability that would require test accommodation, please call the Human Resources Analyst at (831) 796-6095.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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