City of Rancho Cucamonga

THE TEAM

The overall mission of the Finance Department is to help ensure the City remains fiscally stable, provide sound business advice to the City Council, and maintain all required financial reporting and related legal obligations for the City of Rancho Cucamonga. The Finance Team accomplishes this through the City’s investment policy, implementation of leading practices and best practices in financial management, maintaining strong internal controls, and providing clear and complete financial information to decision-makers and stakeholders. Five divisions in the Finance Department work together to accomplish the purposes noted above:  Accounting and Financial Reporting; Budget Management; Procurement; Revenue Management; and Special Districts.

While it is true that the Finance Department is charged with a weighty responsibility, our team has a great time together working in support of our mission. We foster a collaborative team environment and are supportive of one another throughout all the challenges each day brings. The Team takes time to celebrate achievements (and birthdays), and we actively pursue activities to ensure that we remain a close-knit group. We are looking for that next outstanding individual with next level skills, a strong work ethic, and strong principles to lead our team to help us continually improve what we do through innovative and collaborative efforts.

ABOUT RANCHO CUCAMONGA

Rancho Cucamonga is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in Southern California. Rancho Cucamonga is known for its strong quality of life and vibrant character where one can live, work, raise a family, and retire. With a population of just over 175,000 residents, Rancho Cucamonga is home to unparalleled local amenities and services enhancing the quality of life of the growing population. Rancho Cucamonga is ranked the safest city in the Inland Empire thanks to its own Fire District and Police Services provided by San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. Its K-12 schools are among the highest performing, achieving the California Distinguished Schools award for multiple school sites. 

Health is one of the City’s core values. 30+ parks provide recreational opportunities that promote healthy living for residents and their furry friends. The Pacific Electric Trail, once part of the historic Pacific Electric Railway, is a 21-mile-long trail offering breathtaking views of the City’s vibrant scenery and public art installations. Residents can choose to walk, bike or jog across the City. Rancho Cucamonga is leveraging regional assets, growth, and opportunities – paving the way for a better Inland Empire.

WHAT YOU WILL BE DOING HERE AT TEAM RC

Our next Finance Director will be a leader of leaders who works collaboratively to support the City’s mission, vision, and values, playing a key role in keeping Rancho Cucamonga a world-class city. A self-motivated leader who enjoys working as part of teams (large and small, across departments and workgroups) using innovative, strategic, and progressive approaches to solving complex financial issues will excel in this role. The selected individual will lead the Finance Team to provide excellent customer service, focusing on fiscal responsibility, transparency, integrity, and teamwork.

Financial Leadership: As a key member of our executive team, you’ll guide the City’s financial strategies and operations. Your expertise will be critical in steering the City toward continued greater prosperity.

Team Coach and Mentor: Lead and develop a customer focused team within the Finance Department, ensuring collaboration, professional growth, and effective performance.

Chief Financial Advisor: As the City’s chief financial advisor, you’ll provide expert guidance on financial matters and ensure sound decision-making.

Strategic Insights: Offering critical insights and recommendations, you’ll support the City Executive Team in making informed choices and recommendations.

Elected Official Engagement: Present financial and administrative reports to the City Manager, City Treasurer, and City Council, fostering transparency and accountability.

Comprehensive Management: From day-to-day accounting to payroll, cashiering, cash investments, purchasing, budgeting, auditing, and debt administration—you will be responsible for it all with a team of talented supervisors and managers.

Financial System Controls: You will take full responsibility for Finance Department services, internal controls, capital financing, and financial systems, utilizing in part, Workday, the City’s new ERP, which went live July 1. Your innovative approach will continue to drive efficiency and improve insights into more effective operations.

Budget Oversight: You will help prepare and oversee a combined operating and capital budget of nearly $334 million (as adopted for Fiscal Year 2024/25). Your attention to detail for fiscal management will be essential to our continued success.

Reporting Excellence: Oversee the preparation of management reports, long-range revenue and expenditure analyses, quarterly financial reports, and the annual comprehensive financial report.

Investment Portfolio Management: Oversee the City’s investment portfolio with the support of consultants and advisors, ensuring prudent cash management and financial planning. Regularly meet and consult with the City Treasurer.

Budget Projections: With the Budget Team, compile income projections and expenditure estimates and contribute to the continuous development of the City’s five-year financial plan.

Compliance: Ensure the Accounting Team maintains timely and accurate financial reporting, meeting legal requirements and Council requests.

Asset Management: Oversee the preparation and maintenance of an up-to-date inventory of City property.

Visit the City’s Career website to learn more and apply to be part of Team RC – Finance Director | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com). All applicants are required to apply online and attach a cover letter. Apply by July 22. Please see the complete application timeline on the website for additional information.

QUALIFICATIONS

A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or directly related field is required. Registration as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California is highly desirable. A Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Finance, or a related field is desirable.
Eight years of increasingly responsible professional and supervisory accounting or auditing experience, including four years of supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The annual salary range for the Finance Director is $143,532 – $211,800, with placement made depending upon experience. The city offers an excellent benefit package including a CalPERS retirement with the formula dependent upon hire date with the City of Rancho Cucamonga and/or status with a reciprocal Public Retirement System. Classic members in CalPERS receive 2% at 55 and new or PEPRA members receive 2% at 62. The City also pays 6% towards deferred compensation and matches up to another 4%.

APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS

All applicants are required to apply online and attach a cover letter. Apply by July 22. Please see the complete application timeline on the website for additional information.

Visit the City’s Career website to learn more and apply to be part of Team RC – https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofrc/jobs/4552377/deputy-city-manager-administrative-services?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs.

This recruitment will be handled with strict confidentiality until finalists have been identified. References will not be contacted until mutual interest has been established.

Confidential inquiries are welcomed to:

Robert Neiuber, Senior Human Resources Director – Robert.neiuber@cityofrc.us 909-774-2401