Alliance Resource Consulting

Director of Finance

Coachella Valley Water District - Palm Desert, CA

The Coachella Valley (Valley) has nine diverse cities: Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Desert Hot Springs, Indio, and Coachella, as well as portions of unincorporated Riverside County that have their own unique histories and personalities. The Valley is an alluring destination for both residents and tourists alike with year-round sunshine, low cost of living, and a variety of cultural activities. Lush golf courses, sensory spa treatments, excellent dining options, natural beauty, and an exciting nightlife combine to make the ultimate resort experience. The Valley is more than a destination, it has its own distinct vibe and lifestyle.

CVWD’s mission is “To meet the water related needs of the people through dedicated employees providing high quality water at reasonable cost.” A governing five-member Board of Directors is elected from five geographic divisions for four-year terms. This fiscal year, CVWD has $165.6 million budgeted for capital projects and $300 million for operating and maintenance. Currently, CVWD has a staff of more than 560.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Director of Finance manages the finances of the District and oversees two main divisions: Accounting, Budgeting and Financing and Procurement, Contracts and Warehouse. There are 28 employees in the Department.

The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) or equivalent from an accredited college AND 10 to 12 years of progressively responsible professional finance and accounting experience, and organizational management. Previous senior leadership experience in the public sector is preferred and an in-depth knowledge of California state mandates and Proposition 218. Prior experience working in the California water industry is highly desirable.

Salary range: $207,768 to $273,444

Please apply on-line immediately. CVWD is targeting late August 2022 for interviews. For questions, contact Sherrill Uyeda at or Cindy Krebs at or (562) 901-0769. EEO/ADA.

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