This is an at-will position. The appointed candidate will serve at the discretion of the Treasurer-Tax Collector and will be required to enter into an at-will agreement.
The County of Orange is a desirable place to live and is one of the premier employers in the region, as well as the third largest populated county in California and the sixth largest in the nation. At the County you will find variety, individual opportunity, job satisfaction, and the pleasure of working with colleagues who are dedicated to making a positive difference. The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation.
The mission of the Treasurer-Tax Collector is to ensure safe and timely receipt, deposit, collection and investment of public funds. Our vision is to implement best business practices which maximize value, minimize costs and provide timely, accurate and courteous service to our internal and external customers. To accomplish our mission and vision, we will invest public funds in a manner that provides maximum security of principal and maintains the public trust; maintain sufficient liquidity to enable participants to meet their operating cash requirements; obtain a stable market rate of return throughout budgetary and economic cycles; provide timely, cost-effective, accurate and courteous customer service; invest resources to develop and maintain knowledgeable and competent staff; act in an ethical and professional manner while maintaining honest, respectful and open communications; and, streamline cashiering and collection processes to increase timely collection of public revenues for the benefit of Orange County citizens. The Treasurer-Tax Collector has an annual operating budget of $15 million with approximately 70 employees and utilizes sophisticated treasury management software that automates processes and provides straight-through treasury processing for efficiency while maintaining strong audit trails. The Treasurer also is an ex-officio trustee on the Orange County Employees Retirement System managing over $19 billion and the banker for the community and school districts in Orange County.
Under the direction of the Treasurer-Tax Collector (TTC), the incumbent will be charged with leading and directing the day to day activities of the Office of the Treasurer-Tax Collector through oversight of the operational divisions. The divisions are:
These three (3) divisions perform a variety of functions, including investing public funds for pooled funds and specific investment accounts, cash management including all banking related functions for the County and Educational Districts, investment compliance, investment accounting, property tax billings and collecting, accounts receivable, and central collections. These operations utilize complex, automated treasury management and property tax software that interfaces with existing accounting system and when fully utilized, provides for cost effective and efficient operations.
The incumbent is also expected to lead and direct the day-to-day activities of the outsourced Information Technology function and other Department-wide functions such as TTC budget and TTC procurement
Examples of duties include:
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DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS & CORE COMPETENCIES
Having a strong work ethic, proven leadership ability, high level of personal integrity and trustworthiness and respecting multiple perspectives, the ideal candidate will possess certifications as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) or a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP), with a Master’s Degree in business administration, finance, accounting, or economics. The ideal candidate will also be a strategic thinker with ten (10) plus years of leadership experience in a large treasury or finance organization, such as a Deputy Treasurer-Tax Collector for a large city or County. Experience should include some treasury, investment and general accounting management and strong hands-on supervisory experience in a high level management position at a large department of a public agency, commercial bank, investment banking firm, brokerage firm or corporation and oversight for a multi-billion dollar high quality fixed income working capital investment portfolio. In addition, the ideal candidate will possess extensive knowledge and experience in the core competencies listed below:
Technical Knowledge l Technical Experience
Understanding of accounting, including accounts receivables, reconciliations, investment compliance, cash management, investment accounting and other treasury functions; experience leading budget, purchasing, accounts receivables, collections, and information system units; understanding of investment principles and practices relative to high quality fixed investment instruments; understanding of internal controls, specifically related to investments and cash, as well as investment management concepts, financial risk assessment, and fundamental banking concepts; understanding of California Government Code on Investments Guideline and Policies on treasury and tax collection; leading treasury functions and overseeing investments of highly liquid operating funds in a large complex organization; working with debt financing, official statement and other legal documents related to debt issuance; managing a large and complex cash flow system and a multi-billion fixed income investment liquidity portfolio; proficiency in Microsoft Suite programs, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and Power point.
Financial l Treasury l Investment Experience
Performing financial analysis and preparing high level treasury and investment management reports; developing policies and procedures related to investment of monies, debt, internal control, and money management; working with a complex automated treasury management and investment accounting system and sophisticated computer applications that relate to trading, credit, financial monitoring, and back office financial treasury and investment applications; interpreting and utilizing financial data to analyze Division performance; working with government auditing concepts and establishing an annual operating budget for a department.
Leadership l Supervisory Skills
Leading and managing high level management staff in a large department, including assessing staffing levels, training needs, career development needs, maximizing staff strengths, and addressing staff performance with corrective disciplinary actions, as necessary; guiding and directing others to meet organizational strategic objectives, while encouraging openness, creativity, and innovation; integrating new ideas and contemporary approaches to problem solving; recommending changes to best practices and assisting with implementing innovative solutions.
Establishing and maintaining productive working relationships with multiple stakeholders; promoting teamwork by creating a culture and environment that supports individual and team empowerment; sharing resources in support of larger organizational goals; negotiating, resolving issues, and developing collaboration amongst internal organizational levels; initiating contacts readily and maintaining them over time and utilizing effective working relationships to facilitate meeting Agency and community needs.
Preparing, reviewing and giving presentations, management reports, audit responses, and complex written communications clearly, concisely, logically, and persuasively both orally and in writing; presenting to a board or other external oversight committees; promoting open, candid information across organizational boundaries; clearly communicating strategic and policy direction to staff.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The annual salary for this position is $125,153.60 – $237,348.80. Placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and internal parity with other executive level directors, and would typically be midrange. Future salary increases and reduction in employee retirement contributions may be given per CEO discretion, on par with the management bargaining unit. This position serves at the pleasure of the Treasurer-Tax Collector.
County of Orange also offers a generous benefits package that includes; a choice of four (4) health plan options, paid annual leave, paid holidays, dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D Insurance, short and long term disability insurance, an optional benefit plan (OBP) of $4,500 annually, Auto Allowance (County paid monthly taxable allowance of $765.00), 401 (a) Defined Contribution Plan (4% employer contribution based upon employee’s bi-weekly salary), flexible spending accounts (health care reimbursement and dependent care reimbursement), and access to a 457(b) defined contribution plan. For more information on benefits with the County of Orange, please click here.
Additionally, the County has a retirement plan through the Orange County Employee Retirement System (OCERS) which has reciprocity with several California public retirement systems. Please contact OCERS for more detailed information, click here.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit your resume and a cover letter to the recruiter, Nicole Cove, at the email address below. Your cover letter must describe how your experience has prepared you for the position of Assistant Treasurer-Tax Collector.
Resumes and cover letters will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be considered for further qualifying components, which may consist of multiple interviews.
For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Nicole Cove at (714) 667-9609 or email@example.com
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