Located in the San Joaquin Valley, the heart of California, the City of Merced is the County’s largest city, and serves as the County seat. Merced is a dynamic community of 90,971 people, with friendly small town living in a mid-size city. The Finance Department is committed to developing and maintaining effective and efficient financial planning, reporting, and central support systems in order to provide the City Council, City Manager, and other City officials with financial information on a timely and meaningful basis. The Deputy Finance Officer assists the Finance Officer with financial planning, budgeting, accounting and auditing, treasury management and investment of idle funds, grants management, license administration, central purchasing, and the billing and collection of utility charges for the City. The City is seeking a technically sound, personable, and collaborative candidate to serve as the next Deputy Finance Officer. The ideal candidate will be team oriented and must have the ability to mentor and develop staff. Candidates with an excellent understanding of generally accepted accounting principles and Government Accounting Standards Boards rules and regulations are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates typically possess a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field, and five (5) years of increasingly responsible fiscal services experience in municipal accounting, including two (2) years of supervisory and administrative responsibility. A Master’s Degree in business or public administration as well as a Certified Public Accounting (CPA) certificate and/or a Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) certificate is desired.
The annual salary range for the Deputy Finance Officer is $98,471.57 to $119,692.98 (scheduled 4% increase in July 2023); placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.