The City of Lake Forest, California is conducting a state-wide search for the position of Assistant Director of Finance. The dynamic individual chosen for this position will be responsible for providing highly responsible and complex management support to the Director of Finance in in planning, directing, managing, and overseeing the activities and operations within the Department. Key responsibilities will include overseeing day-to-day accounting functions, overseeing annual audits, financial reporting, and developing the CAFR. This position is responsible for leading and overseeing professional and technical planning staff. The ideal candidate will have the ability to understand, interpret, and apply Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) practices including significant experience with municipal audits, prepare a variety of financial reports including the CAFR, provide financial oversight and planning for capital projects, and develop creative and strategic solutions for a variety of municipal government challenges including disruptions to local government revenue sources.
A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or public administration, or a closely related field of study is required. This position requires a minimum of 5 years of increasingly responsible professional level planning experience including 2 years of management or supervisory experience. CPA designation is highly desired. The City of Lake Forest is offering a competitive salary of $115,080 – $149,604, DOQE.