Assistant Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Torrance Finance Department
Location of position: 
Torrance, CA
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Date Posted: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Closing Date: 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Job Description: 

The Assistant Finance Director will report directly to and be responsible for assisting the Finance Director with planning, directing, and coordinating the fiscal management of the City of Torrance. This position provides support for the development and implementation of sound fiscal management policies and procedures across the City ensuring that management, regulatory, and other financial reporting requirements are met and all fiscal obligations are fulfilled. In addition, the Assistant Finance Director contributes to the management of department activities and services, coordinates work plans and personnel needs, and oversees various accounting and financial management functions.

MONTHLY SALARY: Minimum $11,788-Reference $14,146-Maximum $16,268. Appointments are typically made between the minimum and the reference point of the range, depending on qualifications. This position is on a merit pay plan which is based on performance. During the first year of employment, meritorious work may be recognized with a special wage adjustment up to a maximum of 10% outside of the merit pool upon approval by the City Manager.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience that would have provided the required knowledge and skills is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and skills would be:

Graduation from a recognized four-year college or university with a major in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field, and; five years of progressively responsible financial experience in accounting, budgeting, or auditing, preferably in a governmental agency which includes at least three years of experience supervising a major financial function or division, or in the management of financial audits of local government entities.

Possession of a Master's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business or Public Administration or a Certified Public Accountant may be substituted for one year of the required experience.


The application filing period begins Wednesday, February 28, 2018 to Tuesday, March 13, 2018.