CFO/Administrative Manager

  • Goleta Water District
  • 4699 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California
  • Jun 03, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management Executive, Management
  • Salary: $168,237 - $194,755 USD
  • Negotiable/DOQ: Yes
  • Apply By: Jul 05, 2022

Job Description

The Chief Financial Officer/Administration Manager reports directly to the Assistant General Manager and provides leadership and strategic vision for assigned areas, including functions involving finance, accounting, customer service, procurement and human resources. The position motivates and develops a team of 11 employees which include the Controller, Accounting Systems Supervisor, Purchasing Agent, Customer Service Supervisor and Human Resources Administrator.

Job Requirements

  • Be both a technical expert and an outstanding manager.
  • Serve as the CFO and oversee financial planning and analysis, accounting, budget, development of rates and charges, treasury, procurement and inventory control, and customer service.
  • Serve as a member of the executive leadership team and collaborate and coordinate with the Office of the General Manager and other members of the District’s management team to make strong and educated recommendations.
  • Function as a mentor, coach, facilitator, and team player and set performance examples that can be reinforced across the District; assess employee development needs and provide opportunities for enrichment.
  • Provide strong direction to the Administration Department while also taking a ‘hands on’ approach as needed.
  • Enhance the District’s overall customer service experience for external customers and demonstrate excellent guidance and leadership to the Board of Directors, Office of the General Manager, and other departments.
  • Embrace technological improvements in finance, customer service and procurement, as well as other Districtwide systems, work with District workgroups to facilitate their implementation and updates, and ensure proper training and procedures are developed and used.
  • Develop creative and imaginative strategies while ensuring compliance with all legal requirements and financial best practices for California water districts.
  • Communicate effectively and appropriately with all audiences, including the Board of Directors, staff, and the general public.


  • Plans, develops and implements goals and objectives for the Administration Department, prepares and administers internal policies and procedures related to financial program activities; interprets and explains applicable rules, laws and regulations to supervisors and others.
  • Assigns work activities, projects and programs; monitors work flow; reviews and evaluates work products, methods and procedures; implements work process improvements and other methods to enhance District financial services.
  • Manages the preparation and maintenance of a variety of financial records and reports including those related to the
  • general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, job costing, inventories, budgets and fixed assets; and ensures that purchases of materials, supplies and equipment are conducted according to District policies and procedures.
  • Supervises data gathering and financial planning work associated with rate setting; prepares cost of service analyses and rate design.
  • As Treasurer, oversees cash management, investment, and debt management activities.
  • Coordinates financial activities with other departments and divisions; provides responsible advice and counsel to the Office of the General Manager as well as the department and division managers on all financial matters; oversees maintenance of departmental records and files.
  • Conducts financial reviews of District operations and activities and reports findings and recommendations to the Office of the General Manager and Board of Directors; serves as liaison with external auditors and coordinates their activities on behalf of the District.
  • Coordinates District activities with other departments, divisions and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Provides confidential advice and counsel to senior and executive management and the Board of Directors and other District Managers.
  • Attends Board of Director and Board committee meetings; prepares and presents staff reports and agenda items for consideration by the Board.
  • Supports District-wide labor relations activities, including: providing financial data and analysis in negotiations; assisting in the administration of union contracts; resolving employee issues.
  • Coordinates and oversees the preparation and presentation of the District’s annual budget; reviews staffing and equipment supply needs based upon recent trends and planned activities; monitors and controls expenditures after budget adoption; approves purchase requisitions.
  • Procures and oversees contract services for all Information Technology systems.
  • Interviews and hires staff; prioritizes, assigns and reviews work, approves time off for payroll purposes; prepares employee performance evaluations; monitors and participates in employee relations activities within the department.

Special Instructions

The District has a COVID-19 vaccine policy that applicants must adhere to.

To apply for the CFO/Administrative Manager, please submit employment application, cover letter and a current resume to:  This position is open until filled.

Additional Information


  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration or related field; or 10 or more years of experience as a CFO or Controller in an organization of equal or greater size. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible and diversified management supervisory experience in managing a business or an administrative function within the public sector, utilities or closely related industry.
  • Licensed Certified Public Accountant preferred. Knowledge of Information Technology, Human Resources and Procurement desirable

Job Address

4699 Hollister Ave, Santa Barbara, California 93110 United States View Map