Deputy Director of Finance

Deputy Director of Finance
City of Palmdale
 Palmdale, California
Job Description

The City of Palmdale is home to over 152,000 residents who enjoy a high quality of life in a family-oriented community. Nestled at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains, this beautiful desert City is located in north L.A. County just 60 miles northeast of Los Angeles.

The City of Palmdale is poised and ready to be the model city of the future. It is a fast-growing innovative city where young professionals can leave a legacy. Palmdale is an open-minded, employee-centric organization where staff are appreciated and encouraged to contribute new ideas. It is an ever-evolving community where families and singles alike can enjoy a high quality of life.

Beyond all the projects and all the potential, are the people that make the City of Palmdale an exceptional place to work. They are a family of dedicated team members who know each other and care about each other, which is why the employees are able to accomplish so much together. They are proud to have an employee-centric culture and our policies reflect that — the City works on a 4/10 schedule, with four 10- hour workdays, closed every Friday to help employees enjoy work-life balance.

The Deputy Director of Finance is responsible for providing professional level support to the Director of Finance in a variety of areas including purchasing, accounts payable, budgeting, and fixed assets; assists in planning, organizing, and directing accounting, auditing, cash management, revenue collection, licensing, fixed assets, data processing, grant accounting, and other financial and information activities of the City; and to assist the Director with the budget and other administrative tasks.

The Finance Department is comprised of 15 individuals and this position will oversee a staff of 5. Receives administrative direction from the Director of Finance or their designee. This position exercises direct and indirect supervision over professional and technical staff.

The ideal candidate for the Deputy Director of Finance position is a professional with the highest level of integrity, outstanding judgment, leadership and accountability skills. The Deputy Director of Finance will be collaborative, inclusive, tech savvy, committed to exceptional customer service, and able to motivate and maximize the skills of staff.

The ideal candidate will also need to be energetic, self-confident, and have an open, approachable management style. Organizational skills and attention to detail are pertinent components of the job. The ideal candidate will be an effective communicator, both written and verbal.

The City is looking for someone with a wealth of experience in accounting and running City investment portfolios, who has the willingness to bring a hands-on approach to the department. Thorough understanding of state, federal regulations and working knowledge of applicable financial practices and procedures is critical for this position.


EXPERIENCE: Seven years of progressively responsible management experience in local government budgeting, accounting, and financial work including at least five years of direct administrative and supervisory experience.

EDUCATION: A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting or a closely related field. A Master’s Degree preferred.

Filing Deadline: July 29, 2022. To apply for this exciting career opportunity, please send a compelling cover letter and your detailed resume electronically to Please contact Bob Hall at t (714) 309-9104 should you have any questions regarding this position or the recruitment process.