Director of Finance

Director of Finance
City of Placentia
 Placentia, California
Job Description

The City of Placentia is seeking a highly experienced and qualified financial professional that has a desire to lead Placentia’s Finance Department to meet the goals of the City Council, City Administrator, and the community. There are a number of plans and projects underway that require an experienced and creative leader at the helm. The City of Placentia continues to have positive and upward progress in all of its operations and is uniquely positioned for success in the years ahead. The City seeks a proven leader that desires to be a part of our dynamic management team in taking Placentia to the next level!

Placentia is located in the northeastern section of beautiful Orange County, approximately 35 miles southeast of Los Angeles. Once the center of the Valencia orange growing/packing industry, Placentia today is a beautiful suburban community offering quality schools, stately churches, wholesome recreation, and a growing Old Town district. Placentia is located minutes away from distinguished cultural, educational, sports and resort centers such as California State University at Fullerton, Disneyland, Anaheim Stadium, Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Honda Center, and Knott’s Berry Farm as well as world famous Southern California beaches and mountains. Incorporated in 1926, Placentia has grown to 51,727 residents. Operating as a Charter City since 1965, Placentia is governed by a five-member City Council. The City operates as a Council-Manager form of government which provides the policy-making leadership of a City Council with the administrative oversight of a City Administrator.

The City has 151 full-time staff, including a Finance Department of 8 full-time staff. Placentia is a full-service city which includes its own Police and Fire Department.

The ideal candidate subscribes to the philosophy of continuous improvement, has tremendous initiative and drive, and demonstrates the highest-level character and ethical standards. A Master’s degree/CPA or equivalent in public administration, business, accounting or finance from an accredited college or university is highly desirable. A minimum eight (8) years of progressively responsible management experience in finance, accounting, and budgeting in a comparable size organization; including at least three (3) years in a supervisory capacity.

The City operates on a “4/10” work schedule and offers a competitive salary and benefits. The current annual salary range is $152,111 - $184,892. (Salary due for 3% increase effective July 1, 2022). The actual starting salary will be at the discretion of the City Administrator based upon qualifications.

For more information about the position, please use the following link to view the Director of Finance Brochure. To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume that reflects your scope of responsibility and significant accomplishments to by December 10, 2021. If you have questions about the position or the recruitment process, please contact Bob Hall at (714) 309-9104.