VENTURA, Calif. – Kaye Mand has been selected as the new County Chief Financial Officer. The appointment was made by County Executive Officer Mike Powers following a thorough, nationwide search which resulted in more than 150 applicants, including numerous strong internal and external candidates.
Mand has more than 28 years of fiscal analysis, accounting and management experience in a variety of roles with the County. This experience includes 18 years with the Auditor-Controller’s Office as well as 10 years with the County Executive Office. She has had many years of extensive involvement with the development of the County’s overall budget, as well as department-specific budgets. Her wide scope of experience also includes preparation of financial forecasts, year-end financial reports, operational summaries, monitoring cash flows, and supervision of the County’s debt administration.
“Over the years, through her hard work and dedication, Kaye has become widely respected and trusted by department and fiscal leadership Countywide,” said Powers. “We are truly fortunate to have someone with Kaye’s depth of budget and finance experience, integrity and commitment to the success of our County assume this important role.”
In her new role, Mand will be responsible for overseeing the County’s $2.24 billion budget and providing fiscal leadership to the County’s agencies and departments.
“The fiscal requirements for a county of our size are significant,” said Jeff Burgh, County Auditor-Controller. “Kaye is a financial expert who brings all of the necessary tools to the position. Her many years of experience with the County’s financial systems and budget make her the right person to lead our fiscal team.”
Mand began her career as an accountant with the Auditor-Controller’s office in 1990. Her exceptional financial and management skills resulted in many promotions including: Senior Financial Analyst, Fiscal Manager and Program Management Analyst. Most recently, she has worked as a Senior Deputy Executive Officer leading the fiscal team in the County Executive Office. Her financial leadership has helped the County to maintain its strong position of fiscal health and greatly supported the County’s achievement of the highest credit rating possible by both Standard and Poor’s and Moody’s credit rating agencies.
In addition to her in-depth financial experience Mand holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Winnipeg, a post-baccalaureate licentiate in accounting from the University of British Columbia and is a Certified Public Accountant.