Director of Finance/City Treasurer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Vernon Finance Department
Location of position: 
Vernon, CA
Wage/Salary: 
$15,931 – $19,364
Date Posted: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Closing Date: 
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Vernon is an industrial city of 5.2 square miles located five miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles. Founded in 1905 as the first exclusively industrial city in the Southwestern United States, Vernon remains largely industrial with an approximate residential population of 250. The City currently houses more than 1,800 businesses that employ approximately 50,000 people, serving as a vital economic engine for Southern California.

The City of Vernon is currently accepting applications for Director of Finance/City Treasurer. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity to join the Executive Leadership Team of a unique and exclusively industrial community. The ideal candidate is someone who is well versed in all aspects of the field of municipal finance. The City seeks candidates who have broad municipal or similar public agency experience in budgeting, accounting, municipal bonds, debt management, and other public agency financing initiatives. The City’s next Director of Finance will also have a record of proven success in evaluating business processes and introducing innovative solutions through the use of technology/best practices. The City seeks an individual who brings new and innovative ideas, is motivated to create change, and is committed to a philosophy of ethical, transparent, and customer-centered service delivery. He/She should be a team player who is open and approachable; able to identify, select and motivate subordinate staff; and can actively manage Department operations. Furthermore, he/she should be responsive, in a timely manner, to requests.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration; AND seven years of experience managing public sector financial operations. Master’s Degree in Finance or Business Administration desirable. Valid California State Driver’s License required. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation preferred.

For more information, please contact Michael Earl, Human Resources Director at (323) 583-8811 ext. 239 or mearl@ci.vernon.ca.us EEO/ADA