The City of Costa Mesa is recruiting for a highly experienced professional to serve as the Assistant Finance Director. The successful candidate will have a broad background in public sector finance, a strong track record of success, superior interpersonal and communication skills, and must display strong leadership characteristics with well-grounded, ethical decision-making skills. The successful candidate will have a well-rounded public finance background with in-depth knowledge and experience in local government finance. The Assistant Finance Director leads a 15-person team with a fiscal year 2023-2024 departmental operating budget of $5.6 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 Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, business or public administration, or a related field. A Master’s degree and/or registration as a CPA is highly desirable. A minimum of five years of responsible professional level government financial management, accounting, budgeting, purchasing, or auditing experience, including at least two (2) years at the accounting supervisory level. Professional accounting experience in a municipal setting is preferred. Previous lead and/or supervisory experience is required.
The annual salary for the Assistant Finance Director is up to $201,612 DOQE. The City offers an attractive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.