Job: Financial Services Manager II (Open & Promotional)

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Pay: $114,254.40 to $142,833.60/year

Salary : $54.93 - $68.67 Hourly $4,394.40 - $5,493.60 Biweekly $9,521.20 - $11,902.80 Monthly

Posted: 03/29/2018

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 2012918

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Financial Services Manager II (Open & Promotional)
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$54.93 - $68.67 Hourly
$4,394.40 - $5,493.60 Biweekly
$9,521.20 - $11,902.80 Monthly
Job Type:Full-Time
Location:San Mateo County, California
NOTE:  This recruitment schedule was amended on March 28, 2018 to to extend the Final Filing Date. This recruitment has been changed to "Continuous." 

The Financial Services Manager II in the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division of the County of San Mateo Health System is a member of the divisional management team, responsible for the fiscal strategic planning and administration and supervision of unit staff. This includes accounts payable and accounts receivable, budget development and monitoring, purchasing, cost reporting and related performance measurement. 

The immediate challenges of the position include:  developing a budget monitoring and reporting system to provide regular financial reports to executive management; developing the proposed budget for the upcoming FY 19-21 budget cycle; continuing to develop fiscal breadth and leadership among other managers of the Division; and taking a leadership role in various financial audits.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Initiate, direct and participate in complex financial, cost reporting, purchasing, A/P and A/R, and year-end close activities. 
  • Analyze and make recommendations regarding the maximization of revenues to support the delivery of mental health and drug and alcohol services.  
  • Coordinate with other Divisions and Departments regarding the financial aspects of shared concerns. 
  • Develop, administer, and provide training about financial policies, guidelines and procedures. 
  • Prepare and manage the Behavioral Health and Recovery Services Division budget. 
  • Monitor current and proposed federal, state and local legislation/regulations that may have a fiscal impact on the Division. Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of new programs based on changes in legislation/regulation including fiscal impact analysis. 
  • Represent the Division in regional and statewide activities and contribute to statewide fiscal policy development as assigned by Deputy Director. 
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate financial program support staff. 
  • Direct and counsel assigned staff in the planning, budgeting and record systems needed to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the assigned responsibilities. 
  • Consult and collaborate with other managers to solve problems; develop and implement programs; and align programmatic and financial directions. 
  • Monitor and evaluate fiscal performance of Division.
The Ideal Candidate
  • Experience in a government health services organization. 
  • Knowledge of complex governmental/public health system finance, including financial managed care, financial risk management, budgeting, reimbursement and other financial projection methodologies. 
  • Experience blending and braiding funding from multiple sources.
  • An understanding of Federal, State and local laws and regulations applicable to health care organizations.
  • Ability to quickly learn Behavioral Health and Recovery Services financial systems, including specialized financial processes related to grant funding, Short-Doyle Medi-Cal, Medicare, special education funding, SB90 claiming, Realignment/Vehicle License Fees, and MHSA and other sources.
  • Skill in developing and monitoring a complex revenue and expenditure budget. 
  • Aptitude to plan, schedule and manage large-scale projects.  
  • Expertise to direct and participate in the analysis of a wide variety of highly complex financial problems and make effective operational and/or procedural recommendations/decisions. 
  • Ability to develop, administer and interpret policies, guidelines and procedures related to health services finance.  
  • Expertise in integrating awareness of compliance requirements into daily fiscal operations and oversight processes. 
  • Understanding of the relationship of financial operations to organizational goals and operations.  
  • Proficiency in preparing complex and detailed written reports, procedures, grant applications and contracts. 
  • Experience in supervising, training and evaluating assigned personnel; successfully resolving complex personnel issues. 
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with a variety of public and private organizations and personnel. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written. 
  • MBA or CPA preferred.
Note: The eligible list generated from this recruitment may be used to fill future extra-help, term, unclassified, and regular classified vacancies.


Education and Experience:  Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to qualify is three years of increasingly responsible experience performing a wide variety of administrative, financial, managerial or automation duties in a large, complex public agency.

Knowledge of:  Federal, State and local laws and regulations applicable to assigned area of responsibility, such as public liability and/or accounting laws; advanced principles and practices of fiscal resource planning; advanced principles of financial administration, including public budgeting and reporting; advanced principles of financial and actuarial forecasting and financial analysis; basic principles and practices of County-wide operations and its administration and organization; principles of personnel training, supervision and evaluation; and computer systems and applications as used within the County.
Skill/Ability to:  Plan, organize, supervise, coordinate, direct, organize and participate in a wide variety of advanced administrative and operational activities related to the assigned work section, program area specialty or department; coordinate activities with other departments, programs and/or outside agencies; direct and participate in the analysis of a wide variety of highly complex administrative and operational problems and make effective operational and/or procedural recommendations; develop, administer and interpret policies, guidelines and procedures related to the assigned program area; plan, schedule and manage large scale projects; negotiate agreement between differing individuals and groups of individuals; monitor current and proposed Federal, State and local legislation which impact on assigned area of responsibility; utilize appropriate interpersonal style and methods of communication to gain acceptance, cooperation, or agreement of a plan, activity, and/or program idea; work cooperatively with other County departments and public and private organizations; supervise, evaluate and train assigned personnel; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations accurately; prepare complex and detailed written reports, procedures, grant applications and contracts; and establish and maintain effective work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.

Anyone may apply. Current San Mateo County and San Mateo County Superior Court employees with at least six months (1040 hours) of continuous service in a classified regular, probationary, SEIU or AFSCME represented extra-help/term position prior to the final filing date will receive five points added to their final passing score on this examination. This is a continuous recruitment which may close at any time. The final filing date will be posted 5 days in advance in the San Mateo County Human Resources Department.

Responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted in addition to our regular employment application form. A resume will not be accepted as a substitute for the required employment application and supplemental questionnaire.

The examination process will consist of an application screening (weight: pass/fail) based on the candidates' application and responses to the supplemental questions. Candidates who pass the application screening will be invited to a panel interview (weight:  100%).  Depending on the number of applicants, an application appraisal of education and experience may be used in place of other examinations or further evaluation of work experience may be conducted to group applicants by level of qualification. All applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase of the examination. All examinations will be given in San Mateo County, California and applicants must participate at their own expense. 

IMPORTANT: Applications for this position will only be accepted online. If you are currently on the County's website, you may click the "Apply Online" button above or below. If you are not on the County's website, please go to to apply. Online applications must be received by the Human Resources Department before midnight on the final filing date.

Apply immediately. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis and selections may be made at any time within the process.

Final Filing Date:  Continuous 
Combined Civil Service/Departmental Interviews:  April 18 and/or 19, 2018
At the County of San Mateo, we welcome and celebrate the diversity of our employees, and strive to create a workplace where they feel valued every day.  County of San Mateo is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

HR Analyst: Yvonne Alvidrez 031518 (Financial Services Manager II-D151)

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