Director of Finance

Director of Finance
City of Port St. Lucie
 Port St. Lucie, Florida
Job Description

The City of Port St. Lucie, with a population of more than 200,000 residents, is located in the heart of Florida's Treasure Coast. As the 7th largest city in Florida and 3rd largest city in South Florida, Port St. Lucie offers the amenities of a big city with the comforts of a familiar hometown. The City occupies an area of 120 square miles in St. Lucie County, about 50 miles north of West Palm Beach, halfway between Miami and Orlando. Both I-95 and Florida's Turnpike are easily accessible and five major airports and four major cruise ports lie within a few hours.

The City operates under the Council-Manager form of local government. Citizens elect a mayor and council members, five (5) elected council members who establish policies, programs, and initiatives. For the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year, the Port St. Lucie City Council approved a $610.5 million budget, 1,238.56 Full Time Equivalent positions.

The Finance Director leads a team of highly skilled financial services professionals, while effectively, efficiently, and responsibly managing the City’s finances, including planning and analysis, budgeting, financial/accounting record keeping and reporting, decision support and analysis, and assessment and management of financial risks and emerging trends.

To qualify for this position, candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree, from an accredited college or university, in Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration or closely related field, a minimum of eight (8) years municipal finance professional experience, of which five (5) must have been at the division manager, assistant or deputy director, director of finance or a closely related role, required. A master’s degree and credentials as a Certified Public Accountant preferred. The City of Port St. Lucie offers a competitive salary in the $135,000 - $150,000/year range.

To apply, please visit the Baker Tilly Application Portal, at:

Application review begins on Monday, January 31, 2022. Following the first review date, a recruitment consultant will evaluate all applications against the posted qualifications, and may extend invitations to submit additional information, including due diligence questionnaire, written questionnaire, references, and a formal interview (virtual or in-person) to a select few. This announcement will remain posted, and we will continue to accept applications, until the city reaches an agreement with a finalist. For more information, please email or call (214) 842-6478.

For more information about the City Port St. Lucie, please visit

The City of Port St. Lucie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.