The City of Costa Mesa is recruiting for a highly experienced professional to serve as the Assistant Finance Director. Reporting to the Finance Director, the Assistant Finance Director will serve as a key member of the city’s management team and is responsible for assisting in the direction, planning, and evaluation of the Finance Department and for directing all phases of the City’s accounting and treasury functions. Additionally, the Assistant Finance Director will be responsible for evaluating accounting systems, fiscal reporting, and recordkeeping systems to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines; participating in the selection, training, and evaluation of department personnel and serving as the Acting Finance Director when so designated. The Assistant Finance Director leads a 13-person team with a fiscal year 2021-2022 departmental operating budget of $4.75 million. As a key position in support of managing and maintaining services and representing the City, the Assistant Finance Director must possess a high level of skills in leadership, communication, management, and technical knowledge.
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of responsible professional level government financial management, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, or auditing experience, including at least 2 years at the accounting supervisory level. Professional accounting experience in a municipal setting is preferred. Previous lead and/or supervisory experience is required. A Master’s degree and/or registration as a CPA is highly desirable.
The annual salary for the Assistant Finance Director is up to $184,548 DOQ. The City offers an attractive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.