Under general direction of the Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Deputy), plan, develop, and coordinate the implementation of strategies and components of one or more areas, including finance, accounting, budgeting, revenue collection, financial cost modeling and reporting, procurement and compliance, investments and financing activities of First 5 Alameda County (F5AC). Provide responsible and complex professional assistance and recommendations to the Deputy, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and chief executive leadership in areas of financial expertise to support agency planning, resource allocation, revenue maximization and overall financial stewardship of resources. Provide overall staff supervision and operational guidance to department members; perform related work as required.
Provide strategic leadership guidance and direction; establish and foster effective leadership and management practices; support change management, effective Agency structures, communication, and culture.
Participate in strategic decision-making regarding the direction of First 5’s investments, plans and implement short-term and annual goals, objectives, and strategies; provide management direction to Finance division to ensure efficient organization and completion of work.
Attract, retain, train, supervise, coach, and be committed to the professional development of staff. Hold self and others accountable for high quality work and achievement of goals.
Evolve, create, improve, and implement practices to operationalize First 5’s equity commitment.
Collaborate on internal and external communications strategies. Facilitate and support multidirectional communication with staff and colleagues to promote clarity and alignment. Present to F5AC staff, Commission, and other stakeholders.
Plan, design, and coordinate accounting systems with budgetary procedures, advise the Deputy and CEO on budget development, financial monitoring and forecasting.
Oversee complex agency budget involving numerous contracts, revenue and expenditure accounts, and separate budget funding sources such as Proposition 10, local funding measures, federal, state and philanthropic fiscal sources; manage investment portfolio.
Oversee and develop complex cost allocation models and ensure consistent treatment of funding according to GASB and funder requirements.
Develop and maintain Agency budget and schedule ensure that problems, costs and proposed solutions are well defined and decided at the proper administrative level and at the appropriate time.
Supervise the preparation, assembly and completion of the budget participate in the negotiation of all budget issues with appropriate department heads and in some areas negotiate final budget appropriations and revenue estimates on behalf of the Agency. Present proposed budget and modifications to internal executive leadership, Executive Committee and Commission for approval.
Coordinate annual audit activities, including financial, federal single and state compliance audits.
Supervise staff and design and perform departmental revenue, collection and fiscal modeling activities develop, recommend, coordinate and prepare revenue estimates, leveraging and maximization strategies for presentation to Agency leadership.
Support Agency planning activities through the development of staffing, program and revenue models, and recommendations based on cost and revenue projections.
Plan and coordinate methods and procedures for accounts receivable records collection and cashiering for reimbursement and support funds, and direct the invoicing to the proper agencies.
Plan, design, and install accounting methods and procedures consistent with GAAP, GASB and AICPA guidelines revise accounting records to meet statute, budgetary, and departmental needs standardize and integrate new procedures within the departments. Review budgets implement and monitor internal controls; negotiate terms and compensation amounts, including administrative and program controls and conduct financial monitoring.
Ensure compliance with all revenue, including local tax measure requirements; Supervise staff directly and through a subordinate supervisor(s) who is responsible for financial and agency wide compliance, procurement, contract negotiations, purchasing and compliance monitoring Review competitive bidding documents and coordinates bid evaluation and award process with appropriate staff and agencies coordinate maintenance of appropriate recordkeeping documents for contracts and grants.
Oversee grant administration and funding appeals.
Review and make recommendations on budget policies, procedures and fiscal internal controls activities gather and analyze data and statistics such as operational costs prepare financial statements, reports, summaries, charts and related materials for management use, and prepare fiscal and statistical data for reports to internal executive leadership and various partner agencies.
Participate as a member of leadership which reviews and establishes general Agency policy.
Provide technical guidance and advice to ensure conformity with department policies, rules and regulations. Take or recommend corrective actions.
Participate in fiscal discussions with the First 5 Association and First 5 California as appropriate.
Stay abreast of Public Accounting and regulatory changes.
Assist CEO and Deputy CEO in fund development activities as needed.
Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be
Minimum eleven years full-time progressively responsible experience as an executive in a public or private organization
Bachelors degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration may be substituted for 4 years required experience A CPA/Masters degree may be substituted for an additional year of experience
Governmental Fund Accounting
Public Finance and Governmental Treasury Management Principles & Practices
Budget preparation, including line-item budgeting systems and current trends in health or welfare fiscal operations, including legislation and state memoranda influencing state to agency allocation formulas
Management principles and practices including employee supervision
Principles of accounting
Practices and techniques of financial analysis
Budgetary, contract and grant administration and financial recordkeeping and reporting practices
Computer applications related to financial analysis and accounting
Public Agency fiscal requirements
Write and speak effectively, including the ability to write complex technical reports and conduct effective presentations and meetings
Research, compile and summarize varied information, evaluate alternatives, and reach sound conclusions
Provide leadership to the planning, organization and direction of the budgeting process of the appropriate agency
Plan, supervise, review and evaluate the work of others either directly or through subordinate supervision
Lead & represent the department and the Agency in meetings with others
We are working a hybrid in-office schedule and may return full-time at an undetermined date
All First 5 employees must live and work in California
The salary range for this position is $183,000 to $260,000 and as an independent government agency, the posted salary is the set salary range for this position We cannot offer salaries above this posted range
First 5 Alameda County believes every child in Alameda County should have optimal health, development, and well-being to reach their greatest potential. Through innovative programs and policy advocacy, we help provide children and their families access to resources that support their first five years of development.
Join our mission-driven team that in partnership with the community, supports a county-wide continuous prevention and early intervention system that promotes optimal health and development, narrows disparities, and improves peak years of child development.