Finance Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Laguna Beach Administrative Services Department
Location of position: 
Laguna Beach , CA
$9,007 – $13,869 Monthly/$108,084 – $166,428 Annually
Date Posted: 
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, December 21, 2018
Job Description: 

The City of Laguna Beach is excited to announce that it is now accepting applications for the position of Finance Officer in the Administrative Services Department. Under administrative direction of the Director of Administrative Services, the Finance Officer supervises and assists in budgeting, accounting, purchasing and inventory activities, and serves as the manager of the Finance Division of the Administrative Services Department. This position oversees business licensing, payroll, accounts payable, budget, audit, and bank reconciliation. Note: Title change to Finance Manager expected to take effect in 2019.

Ideal candidates will possess: • Prior extensive government accounting experience in a municipality or closely related government agency • Excellent communication and presentation skills • A collaborative and team-oriented approach to management and accounting functions • The ability to be a working manager • The ability to function independently and manage ones own work schedule, while juggling multiple critical responsibilities efficiently

To Be Considered: This recruitment will remain open on a continuous basis until a sufficient number of qualified applications have been received. The deadline for the first review of applications will be Friday, December 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm. A complete City online application must be submitted by the close of the this first deadline in order to be considered for the first round of review. Please ensure you upload the following documents to your application: (1) resume or CV, (2) cover letter, and (5) five professional or supervisory references.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES • Implements and administers fiscal management programs, including budget development and monitoring, forecasting, collection of revenues, oversees internal and external audits • Working closely with the City Manager prepares the City's annual budget • In collaboration with City departments performs complex research and analysis activities • Works with the Director to provide leadership, program development, and coordination of fiscal operations and services

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Education: A Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, public or business administration is required. An advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a related field or CPA is highly desirable.

Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the area of municipal accounting or a closely related field. A minimum of two years of experience in a supervisory capacity is preferred.

License/Certificate Requirements: Due to the performance of some field duties, which may require the operation of a personal or City vehicle, a valid California Driver's license and an acceptable driving record are required.