Director of Finance

City of La Cañada Flintridge, CA - La Cañada Flintridge, CA

The City of La Cañada Flintridge operates under the council-manager form of government. The City is a contract city, with the following services being contracted or provided by others: police, fire, building & safety, code enforcement, public works, parks and landscape maintenance, most parks and recreation programs and activities, utilities, and transit services. There are four departments within the City: Public Works, Community Development, Administration and Finance. The City has a staff of 28 full-time employees and 16 part-time employees. The City relocated operations to a new City Hall in February 2019. The City's FY 2020-21 Adopted General Fund budget is $15.1 million, with the Citywide budget totaling $32.2 million.

The Director of Finance is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Finance Department. The Department includes a full-time Accountant, a full-time Financial Services Clerk and an Account Clerk. Investments are managed by the City-Council appointed, part-time City Treasurer. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a passion for local government finance and a demonstrated understanding of fund accounting and methods for maintaining high productivity in a positive environment.

The desirable candidate will have five years of increasingly responsible financial accounting and management experience, preferably working in a municipality as a Finance Director, Assistant Finance Director, Financial Manager, Chief Financial Officer or similar position, as well as Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Accounting or related field. Added consideration will be given to those applicants with a related Master’s Degree or possessing professional certification such as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Public Finance Officer from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).

Salary range: $122,652 to $164,412/year

Apply by September 28, 2020. For questions and inquiries, please contact Sherrill Uyeda at (562) 901-0769 x331 or via email at

Posted On: Friday, August 14, 2020

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