Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Garden Grove Finance Department
Location of position: 
Garden Grove, CA
$145,632.00 – $202,968.00 Annually
Date Posted: 
Monday, November 26, 2018
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, December 26, 2018
Job Description: 

THE CITY OF GARDEN GROVE Garden Grove is a vibrantly progressive, friendly, and spirited city, located in “The OC” – one of Southern California's most attractive and popular areas to live, visit, and work. Garden Grove is the fifth largest city in Orange County, with a vibrant multi-cultural presence, deep hometown spirit, and dynamic vision for the future.

Conveniently bordering the Disneyland Resort and its world-renowned attractions, Garden Grove is located about 20 minutes from Southern California's most scenic beaches; 40 minutes from downtown Los Angeles; and 90 minutes from beautiful San Diego. Garden Grove boasts sunny year-round weather, excellent parks and recreation programs, and a variety of community events, including its namesake Strawberry Festival held over the 4-day Memorial Day weekend — the second largest city festival in the Western United States. Other community activities include free summer concerts in the parks, and CicLAvia-inspired open streets events.

THE POSITION The Finance Director plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Finance Department; assists the City Manager in coordinating the development, analysis, implementation, and administration of the City budget, and provides highly responsible and professional staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and City Treasurer in all financial matters for this centrally located, full service city. This position oversees budget, accounting, revenue, and purchasing. With approval of a new 1% sales tax measure in the recent November elections, there is great responsibility and opportunity for the new Finance Director to have a great impact in the future success of this exciting and diverse community

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE The ideal candidate will be an innovative, pro-active and collaborative leader; a problem solver with excellent communication and interpersonal skills able to build positive working relationships with all department heads; is solutions-oriented, and has a gift for achieving win-win outcomes. An understanding of the need for public service through transparent management is vitally important as are tactics to make budget information accessible to the community; a proven track record driving new forms of revenue; and knowledge of various funding sources, business licensing, and reserve fund policies. The successful candidate will have expertise in public sector finance and budget development, policy administration, staff management and team building, and excellent business and political acumen.

FOR MORE INFORMATION For additional information on the position and how to apply, please visit CPS HR Consulting at:

CPS HR Consulting Frank Rojas, Executive Recruiter Tel: 951-471-3111 Email: