Finance Manager – Solana Beach, CA

Client: City of Solana Beach, California
Position: Finance Manager
Closing Date: Appointment Made

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The City of Solana Beach (Pop. 13,000) is seeking qualified applicants to serve as Finance Manager of this lovely beachside community in dynamic northern San Diego County. The City of Solana Beach is in excellent shape financially. The City’s adopted budget for Fiscal Year 2022/2023 has a general fund budget of $22.9 million and a total operating budget of $26.9 million. The General Fund reserves include a combination of restricted, committed, assigned, and unassigned reserves. The Finance Department is responsible for managing Finance, Support Services, Asset Replacement, Facilities Replacement, and the administration of the Successor Agency to the former Solana Beach Redevelopment Agency. The Finance Department maintains the financial records of the City, the Successor Agency, and the former Solana Beach Redevelopment Agency. Responsibilities of the position include financial planning, cash management, purchasing, budgeting, payroll, payables, receivables, collections, accounting, financial reporting, fixed asset tracking, investment, and debt administration. The City of Solana Beach is looking for a candidate that will thrive in this environment and provide effective leadership to the Finance Department. The Finance Manager reports directly to the City Manager.

The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field. Possession of a Certified Public Accountant license or a master’s degree in closely related field, is highly desirable. Five years of progressively responsible administrative experience which involved government finance, with minimum of three years of experience in municipal government at a management/supervisory level.

The current annual salary range is $108,618 to $162,926. Starting salary will be established by the City Manager and will be dependent upon the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. The City also offers a comprehensive benefits package, including CalPERS retirement.