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Chief Financial Officer

San Francisco

The State Bar of California

Contact Person
Ms. Valerie Phillips

Created by the Legislature in 1927, the State Bar of California is a public protection organization committed to transparency, accountability, and excellence through lawyer regulation, education, and discipline, and support for improvements to the legal system. 

The State Bar is seeking a proven leader and seasoned financial professional with a balance of technical and interpersonal skills to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and effectively oversee the Office of Finance. 

The ideal candidate will be someone with a positive attitude, a strong orientation towards customer service, and strong work ethic. He or she will be an innovative and strategic visionary with the ability to evaluate situations that can be controversial, problematic, or sensitive, and present options in a clear and concise fashion, while addressing the full spectrum of financial issues in a timely and appropriate manner. A candidate who exercises a high level of ethics and integrity, is politically adept, yet apolitical, and can interact and work effectively with internal and external stakeholders, is being sought. 

At a minimum, candidates must possess a Bachelor's degree in a field that develops skills related to essential duties, or the equivalent academic achievement, and have a minimum of 10 years' progressively responsible experience in institutional financial management in a non-profit, public sector, or similar environment, interfacing with governing boards, or the equivalent, including a minimum of five (5) years' senior level management/supervisory experience administering personnel and budget requirements. 

A public accountant certification (CPA) is highly desirable. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. Candidates must be able to travel by air and automobile, as assigned. 

The annual salary range for this position is $179,532 – $269,088, DOQ. Apply online at and contact Ms. Valerie Phillips at (916) 784-9080, should you have any questions. 


Contact Person Ms. Valerie Phillips


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