Chief Financial Officer – El Segundo, CA

Client: City of El Segundo, California
Position: Chief Financial Officer
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of El Segundo invites your interest in this unique opportunity to serve as the next Chief Financial Officer (CFO). With a population of just under 17,000, the community has preserved its small-town intimacy and charm. Residents enjoy neighborhood parks, youth sports programs, and award-winning schools. As a regional center for commerce, El Segundo’s daytime working population exceeds 75,000 with a high concentration of Fortune 500 companies. The CFO is the key financial strategist for the City and serves at the pleasure of the City Manager. The CFO is the Department Director overseeing the Finance Department which is staffed with 18 full-time employees including three managers: Finance Manager, Risk Manager, and the Treasury & Customer Service Manager. The CFO will work collaboratively to provide Finance services to the City Council, Boards, Commissions, Department Directors, and City staff. The City has a total budget of over $159 million which includes the General Fund budget of approximately $86 million.

A Bachelor’s degree and 7 years of professional government accounting program management experience, including 4 years of supervisory experience is required. A Master’s degree is desirable. Certification by the California Society of Municipal Finance Officers (CSMFO) as a Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is not required, but desirable.

The salary for this position is up to $225,000 annually DOQ. The Chief Financial Officer is a full-time at-will position in the City’s Management and Confidential Group (unrepresented employee group) with excellent benefits including CalPERS retirement, deferred compensation plan, and auto allowance. Full benefits can be found in the recruitment brochure. Additionally, a one-time bonus is being offered of a $10,000 payment within 30 days upon execution of voluntarily agreeing to binding arbitration.