Assistant Director of Finance

Assistant Director of Finance
City of Temecula Finance Department
 Temecula, California
Job Description

The City of Temecula’s Finance Department is hiring an Assistant Director of Finance to join our dynamic “I am Temecula” team of employees who serve to make a difference in our community.

Our Community and Staff:

City of Temecula is nestled in the heart of Southern California Wine Country! Located just 60 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles southeast of Los Angeles; Temecula is a beautiful, family friendly City offering outstanding quality of life, beautiful neighborhoods, parks, and amenities. With a current population of just over 112,000, the City of Temecula employs a highly skilled workforce of over 330 employees. Employees enjoy competitive compensation, rich benefit packages and leadership that recognizes and values our diverse employee population. Strong focus on employee morale, wellness, and family help to ensure a healthy work life balance for Temecula staff.

Assistant Director of Finance Position:

The Assistant Director of Finance will be responsible for managing the General Accounting, Purchasing and Financial Reporting Divisions of the City’s Finance Department. Key responsibilities include management of the annual financial audit process and development of annual financial reports. The City is in the process of implementing new financial and Human Resources software and this position will assist in the implementation and transition to the new system. This role requires collaboration, relationship building and the ability to be an effective example for change to ensure a successful implementation of the new system.

The Ideal Candidate:

The City is seeking an experienced, collaborative leader skilled at building and fostering a strong team environment, is willing to work across departmental lines and demonstrates a passion for public service. The Assistant Director of Finance will enjoy connecting with, coaching, developing and mentoring staff. This position requires a “big picture” thinker who has impeccable attention to detail, strong analytical skills, and sound judgement. Candidates must possess a “continuous improvement” mindset and be comfortable creating and implementing process and efficiency improvements. Being an effective communicator is required along with being comfortable making presentations to City Management and City Council. Strong candidates will possess outstanding leadership qualities and have the desire for growth and succession planning. This role requires an advanced level of software knowledge and experience specifically as it relates to Microsoft Excel. Experience using/implementing Tyler Munis is highly desired. Significant experience and knowledge in governmental accounting, including the preparation of the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report is required. Experience overseeing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll and/or Purchasing is highly desired.