Palos Verdes Estates, CA

Finance Director

Filing Deadline: June 14, 2024
Jon Lewis

Bob Murray & Associates
1544 Eureka Road, Suite 280 • Roseville, CA 95661
(916) 784-9080 • Fax (916) 784-1985

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The City of Palos Verdes Estates is a 4.75 square mile city in Southern California, offering beautiful ocean and hillside views, urban forest, and recreational opportunities. With approximately 13,500 residents, the City is known for being a planned community with tranquil neighborhoods and is the oldest of four cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Residents enjoy magnificent views of the Los Angeles Basin and Pacific Ocean, low density, rural character, preserved open space, low crime, and excellent schools. The Finance Department is responsible for a broad range of core financial duties, operational and capital budgeting, long-term forecasting and planning, fiscal policy development, banking and investments support, and financial system administration. Under administrative direction from the City Manager, the Finance Director manages all activities and operations of the Finance Department. The City of Palos Verdes Estates is seeking a collaborative, hands-on and forward-facing leader to serve as the next Finance Director. An energetic, caring, and driven candidate who demonstrates the ability to provide stability within the Department while re-imagining and modernizing the Finance Department is desired. The new Finance Director must be able to instill confidence within the Community and City Council. The incoming Director must be detail oriented with the ability to exercise independent judgment and decisiveness Candidates should have expertise in organizational and personnel management as well as the principles and practices of governmental financial and business administration, particularly in the areas of accounting, budgeting, auditing, purchasing, business license, and treasury management.

Qualified candidates possess a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field along with five (5) years of progressively responsible finance and accounting experience, including three (3) years in administrative and supervisory responsibility. Municipal finance experience is preferred but not required; a master’s degree is highly desirable.

The annual salary range for the Finance Director is $140,004 - $180,000 per year; placement within this range is dependent on qualifications and experience.