1670 Financial Systems Supervisor

Recruitment #TEX-1670-084319


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt (TEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.


Under general direction, supervises accountants, analysts, and support staff performing the reconciliation, analysis, and reporting of fiscal accounts for financial reporting; evaluates and revises existing departmental fiscal operation procedures; develops and implements citywide accounting policies and procedures; participates in the analysis, development, and implementation of complex accounting and financial reporting systems enhancements to ensure compatibility with computerized accounting systems; and performs related duties as required. Essential functions of this position include: supervising, assigning, and training accountants, analysts, and support staff; directing the analysis, identification, and evaluation of systems requirements; developing departmental accounting, fiscal policy, and systems guidelines; determining new financial system reporting and processing requirements; coordinating the annual year-end closing process and audits; directing the identification and development of complex financial system transactions; establishing methods and procedures; directing the development of training programs, and serving as a liaison and resource person; and preparing various written reports and recommendations.

Essential Duties:

  1. Plans, assigns, trains, supervises and reviews the work of systems accountants, accountants, and analysts engaged in the reconciliation, monitoring, and analysis of financial systems records and accounts; and instructs subordinates in the more difficult and complex work involving fiscal policy, procedures, and analysis.      
  2. Directs the analysis, identification, and evaluation of systems requirements; directs the development of effective reports, enhancements, and interfaces; supervises the development of functional specifications; directs and reviews systems testing; prepares, plans, and implements new or revised procedures; identifies and recommends sub-systems modifications and interfaces to ensure systems compatibility and data integrity; and develops long-term project plans.  
  3. Develops and implements citywide accounting policies and procedures; and ensures that the financial systems are compatible with accounting guidelines.  
  4. Identifies and determines new financial system reporting and processing requirements as a result of new legislation, regulations, and user requests; and revises existing documentation, or recommends and coordinates the development and implementation of system enhancements with other information services/accounting divisions and sections.  
  5. Directs the development of training programs for staff and departments in areas such as accounting and systems procedures; and serves as a liaison and resource person to staff, departmental users, and management regarding fiscal issues such as reporting requirements, new and existing accounting policies and procedures, and computer system enhancements.  
  6. Coordinates the annual year-end closing process and audits of accounting records, and establishes the new fiscal year operational requirements for compliance; and for Community College District, updates and revises financial systems instructions.  
  7. Establishes methods and procedures to monitor and control the integrity and reliability of financial systems. Directs the review of financial transactions to conform with existing fiscal and legal requirements; manages staff in reviewing financial documents, accounting reports of receipts, disbursements, and encumbrances affecting various funds and accounts to ensure conformance with budget and fiscal procedures, existing laws, ordinance and other fiscal requirements.  
  8. Directs the identification and development of complex financial system transactions, system tables, parameters, and functions to ensure that accounting events are properly recorded for completeness, appropriateness, and accuracy.  
  9. Prepares a variety of written reports and recommendations. Presents and explains reports to management, accounting staff, and other stakeholders; plans and conducts meetings related to accounting issues, professional skills, and information issues.  
  10. Researches, analyzes and implements accounting rules and regulations as stipulated by Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASS) or other regulatory agencies.
  11. Participates in process improvement, reconciliation and business process changes due to the implementation of PeopleSoft.
  12. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited university or college with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field. Such education must include at least 12 semester units in accounting. Units in computer science are highly desirable; AND  

2.  Eight (8) years of professional accounting or financial management experience with large, complex financial systems, preferably government, including analytical and problem solving work, performing difficult and responsible accounting and reporting tasks, preparing financial records and reports, and supervising staff; requiring three (3) years supervising a large unit of accountants, analysts, and support staff.  

Substitution: An associate degree in accounting and an additional two (2) years of professional accounting experience in computerized governmental financial systems may substitute for the required education. No substitution may be made for the 12 semester units in accounting. A master's degree in accounting, business administration, computer science or closely related field may substitute for one (1) year of professional accounting experience. Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: ability to work in a standard office environment.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date.  Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter.  To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file.  Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records.  Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carlos Benitez, by telephone at (415) 554-7530, or by email at carlos.benitez@sfgov.org.


Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued:  November 6, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 084319
CON / CB / 415-554-7530


All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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