0933 Treasure Island Finance Manager

Manager V

Recruitment #PEX-0933-100413


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX), 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 direction of the Treasure Island Director, the 0933 Finance Manager is responsible for overseeing the financial administration of the Treasure Island Development Authority (TIDA). The Treasure Island Development Program currently manages a $17M annual operations budget and a projected $1.18B Infrastructure Revitalization Financing District (IRFD) and $2.5B Community Facilities District (CFD), supporting development of up to 8,000 homes; new streets, utility infrastructure, geotechnical improvements, and open space; over 500,000 square feet of retail and office space; and 300 acres of new parks. The position supervises the finance, administrative, and planning staff in the program responsible for budgeting, financial planning, procurement, and accounting functions, including budget development and monitoring; financial analysis, projections, and modeling; negotiation, implementation, and enforcement of development agreements; contract administration; accounts payable, interdepartmental work orders, fixed asset and debt accounting, capital project and grant accounting, and internal and external audits of the organization. The position oversees financial reporting, reconciliation, and year-end financial statement analytics.  


  • Leads and manages staff involved in financial management, accounting, and auditing functions, and coaches subordinates to improve performance;
  • Oversees and directs financial analysis and reporting; prepares detailed and complex management reports for the Treasure Island Director, Treasure Island Development Authority, City Administrator and ADM managers, as well as the Controller’s and Mayor’s Offices;
  • Oversees and directs consultants performing complex financial analysis and planning work, and synthesizes resulting work into streamlined presentations for multiple audiences;
  • Uses financial systems and related applications to ensure efficient and accurate application of financial transactions; directs financial systems and resolution of related application issues; supports department effort associated with citywide financial system replacement project;
  • Assists with the negotiation, implementation, and enforcement of development and financing agreements;
  • Authors and assists with legislation related to finance and operations; 
  • Maintains, analyzes and develops accounting policies, procedures, and methodologies; recommending and implementing changes as necessary;
  • Oversees and ensures that accounting requirements of each unique revenue source are met;
  • Applies complex accounting methods and theories to record transactions in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB);
  • Oversees and directs the preparation of complex cost reports and other financial reports to government agencies and funding sources;
  • Manages allocation of indirect and other administrative costs;
  • Oversees and directs internal and external audits by federal and state agencies including, but not limited to external auditors, the Controller’s Office, and other funding agencies;
  • Communicates with board members, executive staff, department managers, and other City and County of San Francisco Departments to resolve fiscal and programmatic issues; and
  • Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a closely related field; AND

2. Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional level public financing experience with a minimum of three (3) years of supervising professionals engaged in the aforementioned work.

SUBSTITUTION: Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis for up to two (2) years.  One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units.


  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) License
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, Public Administration, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Strong oral, written and presentation skills.
  • Experience in debt financing and grants management

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

NOTE: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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

A resume and a cover letter highlighting any relevant experience is REQUIRED at the time of filing and must be attached to the online application. Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.

1. To submit a RESUME using the online application:

  • Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
  • Follow instructions given on screen

2. To submit a COVER LETTER using the online application:

  • Select the “Other” tab in the online application
  • Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
  • Click on “Upload Attachment”
  • Follow instructions given on 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).

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 analyst at (415) 554-6000.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 554-6000 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 554-6015 (TTY).


Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 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.


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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

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