Controller Annual salary range: $85,434.20 to $147,822.39 DOQ The city provides an excellent benefits package. Application deadline: Friday, October 11, 2019
Located on the beautiful Southern California coast, the City of Oxnard is the largest and most populous city in the County of Ventura with over 200,000 residents. Nestled about 60 miles northwest of Los Angeles and 35 miles south of Santa Barbara, Oxnard prides itself on its rich diversity and culture. Although agriculture remains a major industry, Oxnard enjoys an expanding economy based on a healthy combination of agriculture, commercial and manufacturing development, tourism, and the U.S. Navy.
Oxnard is a full-service general law city operating under the council-manager form of government. The City Council consists of an elected Mayor holding a two-year term and six council members elected at large for four-year overlapping terms. Also directly elected are the City Clerk and City Treasurer. The City Council appoints the City Manager and City Attorney.
Reporting to the Assistant Chief Financial Officer (Assistant CFO), the Controller directs, coordinates and supervises the activities and operations of a wide variety of functions including general accounting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and grant accounting; coordinates assigned activities with other functions, City departments/divisions, outside agencies or organizations; provides professional and technical support to the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Chief Financial Officer, administers internal controls, assists with the budget process, is responsible for preparation of the comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR) and various compliance reports; performs related duties as required.
The Controller is the management level class responsible for administering the internal control system to ensure that financial records are secure, and the information systems are reliable. This class is distinguished from the next lower class of Management Accountant/Auditor by the breadth of activities assigned and the complexity of assignments, including direct supervision of 11- 13 professional, technical and clerical positions.
The new Controller will be an inspiring leader and mentor, have high energy, and be a collaborative problem solver and team player. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to work well with staff and executive management. The successful candidate will be part of a management team that offers support and has a willingness to coach and develop a solid and hardworking accounting staff. The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and accounting skills, past experience managing and motivating employees, and a background in ERP implementation.
This position will require flexibility, patience, and a willingness to exchange and encourage new ideas while building a culture of continuous improvement and high performance, and the ability to build consensus while helping to move the City in an exciting new and prosperous direction. A CPA and work experience with a Big ‘4’ accounting firm are ideal.