Director, Finance Agency

Santa Clara County
January 13, 2021
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The County of Santa Clara is recruiting nationally for a Director, Finance Agency (DFA). This is an extraordinary opportunity for an experienced, visionary financial leader with a proven and verifiable track record of implementing best practices. The DFA is a key member of the County’s executive management team and has considerable interaction with all departments, elected and appointed officials, and members of the public. The DFA oversees the accounting of all funds totaling approximately $8.2 billion and is responsible for aiding in the formulating of policy alternatives, developing goals and objectives, and strategically directing the day-to-day financial operations of the County. This at-will position, with a full-time staff of approximately 337, reports directly to the County Executive and ensures the financial integrity of the County.  The DFA is responsible for providing leadership, direction, and vision to support integrated and broad comprehensive financial services for the County; including acting as the ex-officio County Auditor-Controller, County Treasurer-Tax Collector, and County Clerk-Recorder; directs and administers the activities of the Controller/Treasurer, Tax Collector, County Clerk-Recorder, and Department of Revenue.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree and five years of recent experience as a Chief Fiscal Officer or Assistant Fiscal Officer in a medium- to large-sized public agency. Governmental entity experience at the federal, state, or local level. A Master's Degree in Finance or Business is preferred. A CPA is desired but not required.

The successful candidate will receive a highly competitive salary dependent upon qualifications that will be based upon the selected candidate’s experience. An outstanding benefits package is also offered, including medical, dental, vision, and life insurances, as well as 36 days of annual leave per year. Retirement is CalPERS (2.5% @ 55 for Classic Members and 2% @ 62 for New Members). Moving and relocation expenses are an available option.

Candidates should apply by February 19, 2021. Interested candidates should email a compelling cover letter and comprehensive resume to If you have any questions or wish to discuss the opportunity further, please contact Robert Burg at (916) 630-4900. Detailed brochure available at

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