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Finance Director

Company: City of Redondo Beach
Location: Redondo Beach
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Job Description:


The City of Redondo Beach is pleased to announce we are accepting applications for Finance Director!

Please click here to find out more about this position, the department, compensation, and benefits.

Applications will be accepted online only until midnight December 2, 2022. Prompt application is encouraged. All applicants are required to attach a current resume and cover letter. First application review will take place December 5, 2022.


The position is accountable for day-to-day management of the Financial Services Department by:

  • Providing effective leadership to accomplish the administrative objectives of the City Manager and the policy goals of the City Council
  • Providing critical thinking resulting in thorough and professional recommendations, decisions and completed staff work
  • Providing initiative to achieve positive and timely results for the organization
  • Providing effective planning, management and evaluation of departmental programs, functions, services and projects
  • Delivering outstanding internal and external customer service while solving problems and proactively creating sustainable solutions to issues
  • Providing effective leadership, direction, supervision, training, coaching, teambuilding, evaluation, safety and support for employees
  • Providing quality fiscal management, prudently preparing and administering budgets, seeking new revenues, containing costs, safeguarding assets, improving productivity and accurately reporting financial conditions
  • Completing analytic research, preparing well-written reports and making effective presentations
  • Maintaining effective relations with the City Council, Boards, and Commissions as well as providing coordination of and assistance to the Budget and Finance Commission
  • Providing support to the City Manager in preparing and administering the annual budget
  • Providing support to the City Manager in preparing the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, cost allocation plan and master fee
  • Managing the City's accounting systems in compliance with all relevant GASB statements and GAAP standards
  • Providing support to City staff, underwriters, developers, fiscal agents, and attorneys regarding debt issuance, monitoring and disclosures
  • Interfacing with rating agencies to ensure correct and fair evaluations of the City and its individual bonds
  • Effectively collaborating with the City Treasurer and City Clerk in the management of the City's fiscal affairs
  • Conducting duties, responsibilities, tasks and assignments with a constructive, cooperative, positive, professional attitude and demeanor
  • Conducting regular performance evaluations of personnel, giving frequent and specific feedback about performance, holding employees accountable for doing their jobs, and celebrating accomplishments and successes
  • Providing effective contract, grants, licensing, purchasing and regulatory administration
  • Supporting the City's mission, goals, policies and objectives
  • Providing effective representation and communications to public agencies, businesses, employees, media and community
  • Supporting the City's corporate values of: openness and honesty; integrity and ethics; accountability; outstanding customer service; teamwork; excellence; and fiscal and environmental responsibility
  • Performing other related duties as required

    The position is exempt from coverage under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the employee is a member of the Unclassified Service.


    The position requires knowledge of leadership, management practices, techniques and methods to accomplish the goals and objectives of the City Council by directing the right combination of people, resources, processes and time to successfully achieve results.

    The position requires graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelors' degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field.A master's degree in a relevant field and/or Certified Public Accountant designation is highly desirable.

    The position requires at least five years of increasingly responsible management experience in financial administration and government operations, or comparable business, with at least three years of experience in a supervisory capacity. Relevant knowledge and experience in some or all of the following areas is desirable: auditing; ACFR preparation; internal service funds cost allocation; enterprise fund accounting and analysis; purchasing; grants administration; employer/employee relations; dispute resolution; budgeting and fiscal management; GAAP and GASB application/implementation; applicable Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations; goal setting; organizational development; and communications.

    The position requires computer literacy with knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office; the ability to communicate using email programs; and an understanding of and adherence to City policies for information technology.

    The position's expected competencies are sound decision-making skills; critical-thinking ability; problem solving and innovation skills; drive for results; analytic skills; interpersonal, customer service and diplomatic skills; ethical conduct; and proven top performances.

    The position requires meeting the physical employment standards for the position.



    The selection process may include but is not limited to: application review and evaluation, written examination, performance test and interview. All employment offers made by the City are contingent upon establishing proof of a prospective candidate's legal authorization to work in the United States and successfully passing all components of the pre-employment process, such as: reference check, background investigation, fingerprint criminal history check, post-offer drug test, post-offer psychological and post-offer medical examination, the cost of which will be borne by the City.

    Candidates must fill out the employment application and supplemental questions completely and accurately. Incomplete applications, including references to "see resume", are considered incomplete and will be disqualified.

    The City of Redondo Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer. They City will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. Candidates with a disability who may need accommodation during the selection process must notify the Human Resources Department at least five (5) business days in advance of the test date.

    Qualified Military Veterans are given an additional five (5) points to a passing score for both open- competitive and promotional recruitments.

    Note: The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.

Keywords: City of Redondo Beach, Redondo Beach , Finance Director, Executive , Redondo Beach, California

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