City of Oxnard
Chief Financial Officer
Annual salary range: $165,000 to $200,000 DOQ
The city provides an excellent benefits package.
Application deadline: Wednesday, October 10, 2018
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 four council members (expanding to six council members in December 2018) 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.
The Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is a key financial
strategist for the City and reports to and serves
at the pleasure of the City Manager. The CFO
is the leader and manager bringing stability
and credibility to the Finance Department by enforcing sound financial policies and procedures, implementing
best practices and internal controls, and providing clear, concise,
and readily understood financial reports and projections.
The ideal candidate will be a bold and inspiring leader, have high
energy, and be a collaborative problem solver and team player.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are necessary
to work well with staff, executive management, and City Council.
The successful CFO will have the desire and confidence to work
with new City leadership in a highly visible role to carry out the
mission, vision, and needs of the City. The successful candidate
will be committed to municipal transparency and accountability.
This position will require flexibility, a willingness to exchange and
encourage new ideas, and the ability to build consensus while
helping to move the City in an exciting new and prosperous
direction. The new Chief Financial Officer for the City of Oxnard
may be seasoned, or an up and comer, in either a large or small organization. This individual may come from the private sector,
but a CPA, Big 4 experience, and a background in the public sector
are ideal. A Bachelorís degree in finance, accounting, economics, public or
business administration or a closely related field AND a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible
experience in financial management and analysis, budget
development, accounting, treasury, and debt and liability
management (three to five (3-5) years in management or supervisory
capacity) is required. A CPA license/designation is highly desirable.
considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and six work-related
references (who will not be contacted in the early stages
of the recruitment) to: https://secure.cpshr.us/escandidate/JobDetail?ID=384
CPS HR Consulting
Ph: 916 471-3111
To view an online brochure for this position visit: www.cpshr.us
The City of Oxnard website: www.oxnard.org
The City of Oxnard is an equal opportunity employer.