Director of Finance and Budget

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Avondale
Location of position: 
Avondale, AZ
DOQ/E $119,664 – $173,513
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Closing Date: 
Monday, May 14, 2018
Job Description: 


(Starting salary range is negotiable and competitive based on experience and qualifications with excellent benefits with a salary range of $119,664 – $173,513) (REOPENED RECRUITMENT)

With a population of 85,167, the City of Avondale is located in the Southwest Valley of the metropolitan Phoenix hub, off Interstate 10, just a 20-minute commute from central Phoenix. Avondale is nestled at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila Rivers meet, and is located literally in the heart of Arizona.

Avondale prides itself as a vibrant, diverse and friendly community, with safe and attractive neighborhoods and a close-knit historic downtown. As one of the area’s fastest growing communities, and with a median age of 32, Avondale strives to provide open spaces and recreational amenities, and works to attract quality businesses and employers to the area. Avondale as a community focuses on the family and a special quality of life, one that is involved in the region but unique based on affordability and livability. Avondale is a young family-oriented community, offering homes in virtually every price range and a local government that actively stays in contact with its residents, while strongly supporting and encouraging businesses.

For FY 2017-2018, the total budget, including debt and capital, is $217,464,817, a 6.6% increase over the previous year. City staff includes 527.5 full-time equivalents. The Director of Finance and Budget, reporting to the City Manager, leads a department of 30 employees, with the following services areas: Budget, Water Billing, Payroll, Procurement, Privilege Tax Audit and Accounts Payable. The operating budget for the department in FY 2017-2018 is $4,431,860.

The successful candidate will hold a bachelor’s degree in business or public administration, political science or a related field. A graduate degree in business or public administration or a related field is preferred, but not required. The ideal candidate will be a CPA, CGFO, CPFO or hold a similar professional credential. A minimum of 6 years financial management service in a municipality, county, or an equivalent complex organization is sought. The City Manager will consider any combination of education, work experience and training that provides the capacity to execute the essential functions of the position.

Qualified candidates should submit their resume online at

The application deadline is May 4, 2018. Applications will be screened against criteria provided in the recruitment brochure. For more information, contact Chuck Rohre at or by calling (214) 466-2436 or Rollie Waters at or 312.528.9079.

The City of Avondale is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce!