Fairfield hires city finance director – The Vacaville Reporter

Fairfield’s new finance chief hails from the Bay Area.

John Furtado, who recently served as the finance director of Los Altos, starts Monday.

“I am excited to welcome John to Fairfield. He brings a wide variety of experience in both the private and public sectors, and his depth of knowledge will be a great fit for our ongoing mission of organizational excellence,” said Interim City Manager David Gassaway in a press statement. “He has managed many complex budget projects throughout his career and has demonstrated a strong commitment to financial transparency and open government. John will be a great addition to our senior leadership team.”

In Los Altos, Furtado created improved citywide financial policies and implemented a plan for funding and maintaining the city’s new and aging assets, officials said.

Furtado holds a master’s degree in Finance from Assam Dom Bosco University and a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Auditing from the University of Goa. He has earned several financial certifications and designations including Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, Certified Financial Manager and Certified Public Accountant.

“I am excited for the opportunity to support the city manager and the organization in implementing (the) city council’s goals and priorities while maintaining a responsive and efficient Finance Department,” said Furtado in the statement. “Fairfield is a growing city with a full-service government, and I will…

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