Finance Manager

September 8, 2023
Milpitas, CA
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The City of Milpitas is seeking an innovative, strategic, and customer focused Finance Manager to lead and continue to evolve the critical functions of Fiscal Services Division within the Finance Department. This hands-on leader will oversee nine staff, with four direct reports, and an approximate Fiscal Services budget of $2.2 million, while reporting to the Assistant Finance Director. This exciting role is a result of the City's long-standing commitment to staff empowerment, professional growth and development, and succession planning within the organization. The Finance Manager will also be responsible for managing and mentoring staff and the administration of essential financial services and revenue collection via income generation from transient occupancy tax, business licenses, utility billings, etc. With an eye to the future, the successful candidate will be a strategic leader and collaborator who can enhance customer service, streamline processes, and apply value-added technology solutions.

Apply today to join a city with strong values, superior customer service, open communication, and integrity!

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The Finance Manager will oversee the Fiscal Services Division and reports to the Assistant Finance Director. This Manager will oversee a wide range of Division functions, such as utility billing, data analysis, internal and external auditing, cash management procedures, financial system controls and direct customer service. They will serve as a motivational leader who is eager to supervise, coach, and mentor staff while also partnering with other City departments to coordinate fiscal services. They will leverage technology to automate City-wide processes and enhance services. Other core functions of this leadership role include making effective decisions, formulating administrative policies, and seeing projects to fruition.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on leader who brings exceptional technical fiscal skills and a collaborative, customer focused mindset to the role. They will ideally have a background in a municipal financial government, and/or utility billing environment. They will also be eager to problem solve and overcome challenges that come their way. The successful candidate will embrace innovation while enthusiastically working toward accomplishing Citywide goals and objectives. They will be a transparent communicator and understand the art of team building and serve as a mentor, as well as an empowering, engaging, and inclusive manager. This leader is committed to the growth and development of the City's leaders of tomorrow and will foster a culture that is conducive to change. They will build strategic partnerships and trust across departments and divisions and be comfortable working with various systems, analyzing data, producing reports, and measuring success. This candidate will be a self-starter and build positive relationships with others.

Examples of Duties
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Typical Qualifications
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Five years of increasingly responsible experience in governmental accounting and financial reporting; including at least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Bachelor's degree in business with major course work in accounting and finance.
  • Maintenance of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record.
  • With background and knowledge in utility billing.


  • An advanced degree, such as an MBA with emphasis in finance or accounting, or a CPA certificate.


  • Public accounting experience in the audits of local governments may be substituted for up to two years of governmental accounting and financial reporting experience.
  • An advanced degree or CPA certificate may be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Salary and Benefits: Annual salary of $126,243 - $176,741 DOE/DOQ and an attractive benefits package

Supplemental Information
HOW TO APPLY: For first consideration, APPLY by September 28th at:

Round one interviews will take place virtually on October 23rd. Finalists will move forward to in-person interviews on November 6th. Selected candidates must be available for all these dates.

Please contact your recruiter, Terri, with any questions:

  • 866-929-WBCP (9227) toll free
  • 541-664-0376 (direct)

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Milpitas will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Human Resources Department.

The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership in CalPERS (2% at 60 or 2% at 62 with three year average salary). City of Milpitas employees do not participate in Social Security,but do contribute to Medicare.

Choice of CalPERS Medical Plans. City pays coverage up to the Kaiser rate (currently $2,228.36/mo. for family). Employees who waive health coverage are eligible to receive $125 per month in lieu of medical plan coverage with proof of other coverage.

Employees are eligible upon CalPERS retirement from the City to receive up to 100% retiree medical coverage (currently based on the Kaiser health rate), based on years of service.

City provides full family coverage for dental and vision at no cost to the employee.

City provides $50,000 term policy. Supplemental employee-paid life insurance is available up to $500,000, based on carrier acceptance.

City provides a Short-Term Disability plan similar to State Disability Insurance (SDI) coverage. Employees do not participate in SDI. Long-Term Disability coverage of 60% of base salary up to $1,500 per month is available after a 60-day waiting period. Additional buy-up options for LTD are available.

City contributes $75 per month on the employee's behalf.

Employees earn 16-36 days of vacation based on years of service.

Employees earn5 hours of Management Incentive Paid (MIP) Leave for each full pay period worked.

Employees receive 12 paid holidays and one (1) floating holiday per year.

Employees earn 12 days annually.

Employees are eligible to receive up to $3,400 per fiscal year in tuition reimbursement.

Employees are offered free access to City-sponsored sports and fitness programs.

The City also offers a flexible spending benefits plan, employee assistance program, and other voluntary insurance. Contact Human Resources (HR) at 408-586-3090 or visit for more information on employee benefits.

Closing Date/Time: 9/28/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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