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Finance and Operations Manager

First 5 Madera County
Merced, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

Location: Madera, CA

Position Title: Finance and Operations Manager

Working Schedule: Full-time/Exempt

Range: 30

General Description

Under the direction of and in partnership with the Executive Director, the Finance and Operations Manager leads the agency's business, accounting, and finance-related tasks. The position is responsible for the following areas: accounting functions, financial reporting, audit activities, monitoring of the investment portfolio, revenues tracking, and agency operations. The Finance and Operations Manager regularly exercises a high degree of independent judgment in providing various responsible and complex services.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management:

  • Oversee the operations and development of the agency's finance department, including creating and reviewing policies, budgeting, recruiting, training, and conducting regular assessments of financial procedures.
  • Serve as liaison to the agency's CPA firm.
  • Assist with maintaining appropriate fiscal controls and financial reporting.
  • Coordinate the agency fiscal operations with CPA consultant and Auditor's-Controller's Office to comply with federal and state requirements e.g., monthly reports including balance sheets, statements of revenues and expenses.
  • Responsible for all activities related to the financial management of First 5 Madera County, including annual First 5, State and Federal reports.
  • Develop and administer in coordination with the Executive Director the Commission's annual budget; anticipate the need for and prepare budget revisions for Commission approval.
  • Supervise the preparation of quarterly and annual account reconciliations, monitor and enforce compliance with tax and financial reporting standards and assist with cash flow forecasting.

Operations Management:

  • Develop and ensure compliance with internal controls.
  • Following the Commission's Procurement Policy, review the Commission's needs for goods and services; evaluate lease versus purchasing options and qualifying vendors based on quality and cost.
  • Provide general oversight and supervision of the operations department.
  • Assist in arranging leases, agreements, contracts, and payments.
  • Periodically review and make recommendations for revisions to the operations policies and procedures.
  • Serve as liaison to the agency's Human Resources firm
  • Supervise the agency's Human Resources services and tasks.
  • Supervise and monitor the administration and management of the agency's facilities.


  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution with a major in finance, accounting, business, or a closely related field.
  • Three years of paid professional financial management experience in nonprofit finance, for-profit entity, or public agency.
  • Two years of lead or supervisory experience.
  • Valid California driver's license and adequate car insurance coverage.
  • Ability to work a flexible work schedule depending on assignments and to travel within and outside the County to attend meetings and conferences.

General Knowledge/Skills:

  • Ability to analyze, adapt and improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of organizational processes.
  • Experience in governmental budgeting, audit preparation; accounting functions; all relevant federal and state laws; and GAAP standards.
  • Experience with accounting software, statistical analysis tools, and other industry-specific prediction applications
  • Proficient Microsoft applications.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Effective communication and public presentation methods and skills; statistical methodology and analysis; effective research and analytical techniques and practices; effective technical and business writing.

Core Competencies

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Collaborative, inclusive, tech-savvy, and committed to exceptional customer service.
  • Upholds standards of confidentiality and is committed to ethical practice.
  • Able to analyze, adapt and improve the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of organizational processes.
  • Actively works toward organizational improvement and professional growth.
  • Actively promotes FIRST 5 Core Values and Essential Elements.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in standard office environment with some ability to travel to different sites and locations.

First 5 Madera County


525 E. Yosemite Ave.

Merced, CA


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