JOB: Interim Chief Financial Officer, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma County Library Announces an Employment Opportunity
(Term not to exceed 960 hours per Fiscal Year)
$50.85-$63.50 hourly

Sonoma County Library has a unique opportunity for an interim Chief Financial Officer

Under the general direction of the Library Director, this position serves as the Library’s Chief Financial Officer and manages and directs the Budget and Finance Office of the Sonoma County Library, including planning, coordinating, and supervising the Budget and Finance Section and the Facilities Services Section. This position is located at the Sonoma County Library Headquarters, 6135 State Farm Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928.

As the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), the incumbent serves as the lead financial professional in the organization. The CFO plans, develops, implements and monitors policies and procedures of all finance, accounting and business operations in accordance with the objectives of the Library. The CFO serves as a member of the Library Management Team and works with all levels of management on forecasting, budgeting, and financial analysis. The CFO leads a team; gathers and analyzes information; and uses that information to formulate recommendations regarding the most effective and efficient use of the Library’s resources. The incumbent will be a financial strategist capable of advancing the interests of the organization through financial innovation and problem solving, while balancing the operational responsibilities of fiscal administration, financial reporting, and budgeting. The CFO ensures that processes are in place to reconcile funding and maintain fiscal compliance.

Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in business or public administration, accounting, finance, or a related field; and six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience performing professional-level work related to accounting, budgetary analysis, general administration including budget preparation, fiscal analysis, research, and preparation of written reports and recommendations, two (2) years of which included experience as a manager, supervisor, or staff lead.

Library services are provided through the Central Library in Santa Rosa, twelve regional libraries, and two rural stations in Occidental and Forestville, with assistance from Mendocino County’s Bookmobile service for the far northwest corner of the Sonoma County coast.

Over 200 employees focus every day on serving the people of Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Residents borrow over 3 million items a year. Nearly half the service population has a library card. Expert librarians answer over 160,000 questions annually for individuals, businesses, and government agencies, and assist patrons in using resources and technology and in tailoring services to meet their individual learning needs and interests. During a typical school year, hundreds of classes either visit a library or are visited by a children’s librarian. The Library offers an adult literacy program, training volunteers to tutor individuals who lack basic reading ability. The Library works with community partners to provide a wide variety of programming for all ages and interests.

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 PM PDT, Sunday, March 10, 2019

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please go to Sonoma County Library’s CalOpps Job Page to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed applications.
Interviews are tentatively scheduled the week of March 18 or March 25 in Rohnert Park.

Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer