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Accounting / Finance
Santa Barbara
Lyndsay Maas

Lyndsay Maas

Business Management and Finance Professional
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara


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About Lyndsay Maas:

Lyndsay Maas is a dynamic and accomplished professional with a distinguished career in finance and business administration. She is an alumna of Antioch University and California State University Channel Islands, where she earned her Master's in Business Administration. Lyndsay's journey began in the private finance sector, where she honed her expertise, managing significant corporate accounts and developing strong client relationships. Her early experiences laid the foundation for her remarkable career.

Transitioning to the public sector, Lyndsay joined Santa Barbara City College, initially as Controller and later as the Vice President of Business Services. Leveraging her private sector skills, she introduced innovative ideas to optimize processes, manage budgets, and facilitate the college's growth.

Lyndsay's proficiency in handling substantial budgets and accounts was exemplified when she oversaw the college's $105 million general budget, demonstrating her leadership capabilities and financial acumen. Her role expanded as Vice President, where she efficiently managed crucial departments, implemented cost-saving measures, and supervised major projects.

Currently, as the Assistant Finance Director with the City of Santa Barbara, Lyndsay Maas oversees various financial aspects critical to municipal operations, showcasing her expertise in government accounting and finance.

Beyond her illustrious professional journey, Lyndsay is a devoted single mother, an advocate for environmental preservation, and a lover of nature. She enjoys spending quality time on the water, relishing activities like wakeboarding and waterskiing. Additionally, she prioritizes her health and fitness, incorporating exercise routines into her busy schedule.

Lyndsay Maas embodies excellence in finance and administration while also embracing life's diverse experiences and passions.


Assistant Finance Director Feb. 2023- Present City of Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

Vice President, Business Services (Chief Business Officer) Nov. 2016 – Feb 2023  Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA  

■ Report directly to the Superintendent/President of Santa Barbara City College, a single college district with  approximately 10,500 full time equivalent students.  

■ Serve on President’s Cabinet with Superintendent/President and other Vice Presidents and Executive Directors, where  college-wide planning efforts, reports, updates on protocols, and urgent matters are discussed and recommendations  are provided.  

■ Oversee Fiscal Services, Facilities, Food Services, Campus Safety and Emergency Response, Campus Store, and  Special Events departments. Direct reports include five Director positions and one administrative assistant. Business  Services is comprised of approximately 100 classified staff and 50 to 100 short-term staff.  

■ Managed significant change and turnover within the division after two Directors positions became vacant and various  management positions became vacant.  

■ Reorganized Facilities department due to retirements, creating a cost savings of approximately $260,000 a year for  the district, while enhancing efficiencies and creating a new organizational structure designed to operate better than  the previous structure with less supervisors and staff.  

■ Present financial and facilities information to the Board of Trustees at semi-monthly meetings. Improve format of  documents leading to better understanding of the materials by the Board of Trustees.  

■ Manage two Board of Trustee Subcommittee’s: Finance & Audit Subcommittee and Facilities & Community  Relations Subcommittee, by strategizing on which agenda topics to address at each meeting, writing necessary reports,  presenting on all agenda items, and posting reports and agenda items on time.  

■ Create budget and five year fiscal projections for the district’s Unrestricted General Fund of $150 million, with an  emphasis on generating additional revenues and reducing expenditures, during a period of budget deficits in the  millions. Present highly complex budgets and fiscal projections to the Board of Trustees, College Planning Council,  and other various shared governance groups in an easy to understand format.  

■ Oversee district special events and facility rentals, including the annual 4th of July celebration held on campus, and  facility rentals to organizations such as the Forrester’s baseball team, and local schools and nonprofit agencies who  utilize the district facilities for events. 

■ Formed and chaired three new campus groups: Budget Resource Allocation Committee (BRAC), Facilities and Safety  Committee, and Sustainability Workgroup accomplishing the goal of providing additional transparency, integrated  planning across members of the campus community, and actions to make improvements to the budget, facilities, and  sustainability efforts. 

■ Oversaw final year of construction of new West Campus Classroom building, bringing the project to completion on  time and on budget. Currently overseeing replacement of the Physical Education building, for which the planning and  design phase was recently completed. 

■ Served as chief negotiator for the District in interest based bargaining with the Faculty Association and the California  School Employees Association for two years, while the Vice President of Human Resources position was in transition. Continue to serve on both negotiations teams to support the newly hired Vice President of Human Resources who  now serves as the chief negotiator. 

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■ As the longest standing Vice President, support the President’s Cabinet team as it undergoes recurring turnover of the  President and other Vice Presidents for the last 6 years, by providing the new team members with valuable institutional  knowledge, training, and stability.  

■ Work closely with the Human Resources department to ensure integrity of hiring processes, analyze and implement  department reorganizations, handle labor management/union concerns, and improve processes between the Human  Resources and Payroll and Accounting departments.  

■ Aid the Superintendent/President in leading the strategic directions of the district as the longest standing member of  President’s Cabinet during an ongoing structural deficit and changes to instruction required due to COVID-19. 

Controller March 2013 – Nov. 2016  Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA  

■ Report directly to the Vice President of Business Services (Chief Business Officer), and serve as the top managerial  and financial accountant of Santa Barbara City College, maintaining a general fund budget of $105 million. ■ Oversee the Fiscal Services department, which is comprised of three subsidiary departments: Accounting, Student  Finance, and Payroll. Direct reports include three managers (one from each department) and two accountants, along  with sixteen indirect reports, totaling twenty full time staff and various hourly staff within Fiscal Services.  ■ Coordinate, direct and participate in financial record-keeping, reporting and related auditing functions to assure  accurate and timely accounting and reporting of College accounts and budgets. 

■ Develop and prepare the annual tentative and final College budgets, along with presenting the budgets to the Board  of Trustees and various shared governance groups across the College. 

■ Manage a smooth and efficient annual audit process including the completion of the annual financial statements for  the College and Measure V Bond accurately and on time.  

■ Review processes and procedures to ensure necessary internal controls are in place. When deficiencies become  apparent, adjustments are made promptly to bring internal control levels up to safe guard all College assets.  ■ Business processes regularly analyzed and modified to enhance efficiency for both internal and external departments  working with Fiscal Services. 

■ Meet with the Director of Facilities regularly to discuss available balances of bond, construction, and equipment funds,  prioritize capital projects based on available funding, and adjust budgets to reflect updated cost estimates of capital  projects. 

■ Work with the Vice President of Business Services on a routine basisto calculate and analyze the cost of all bargaining  units salary increases resulting from salary studies and negotiations, review state budget updates and determine the  impact to the College, plan and prepare for upcoming meetings with the Board of Trustees and/or College President,  and discuss various local issues facing the College. 

■ Attend and present budgetary reports at College Planning Council, Program Evaluation Committee, Transportation  Alternatives Group, upon invitation President’s Council, Fiscal Subcommittee, and Board of Trustee meetings. 

US Corporate Controller & Treasurer 2007 – 2013  Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc.Lompoc, CA  

■ Manage financial operations for Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc., a publicly held worldwide leader in industrial  minerals mining. Imerys Filtration Minerals, Inc. has $25 million worth of corporate related expenses, made up of  130 employees, and 30 cost centers.  

■ Manager of five direct reports, one Staff Accountant, one AR Cash Applications, and three AP Processors. Also  manages one summer intern each year on specific projects. Focus on mentoring, cross training, succession planning,  annual objectives and annual performance evaluations that are in-line with Imerys HR strategies. 

■ As Treasurer, manage two large banking relationships, one with Union Bank and the other with Bank of the West.  Handle all daily cash flow requirements, wires, and monthly cash reconciliations. Established a corporate credit card  platform and manages 125 cardholders along with expense report processing. 

■ As Accounts Payable manager, focused efforts to empower the Processors to change the poor perception of their  work to one of excellence, by changing job duties, creating a team environment, cross training, resulting in on time  payments. 

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Operations Analyst 2005 - 2007  Santa Barbara Alpha StrategiesSanta Barbara, CA  

■ Tracked daily, monthly, and historical performance of $300 million investment portfolio consisting of 40 underlying  hedge funds, and with this data computed Santa Barbara Market Neutral Fund performance. ■ Reviewed and approved month end performance and accounting financial reports. 

■ Prepared numerous spreadsheets to aid in fund attribution analysis and provided data for sales and marketing  documents. 

■ Opened prime broker managed accounts for the launch of new hedge fund, Global Alpha Alliance. Created  spreadsheets to calculate daily performance and track manager data of the new hedge funds $200 million investment  portfolio consisting of 10 underlying hedge funds. 


California State University Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA 

Master of Business Administration 

Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA 

Bachelor of Arts in Business Management 

Santa Barbara City College, Santa Barbara, CA 

Various accounting and general education courses 

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