Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Banning Fiscal Services Department
 Banning, California
Job Description

Banning, California, located in the San Gorgonio Pass area in the southern part of the state, is a diverse community of 31,000 people in 23.1 square miles and part of Riverside County, population 2,520,060, with convenient access to Interstates 10 and 215, and California 60, 79, and 91. Banning is a friendly and wholesome place to work and raise a family. Clean air, ample water supplies, and the memorable and inspiring scenic vistas of both Mt. San Gorgonio and Mt. San Jacinto — the two tallest peaks in Southern California — make the City of Banning a logical choice as a development opportunity in the Southern California area.

The Fiscal Services Department comprises the Finance, Purchasing, and Utility Billing Divisions. The Finance Director serves as the City of Banning’s Chief Financial Officer and is responsible for overall leadership and management of the Fiscal Services Department. Direct reports include the Deputy Finance Director, Utility Billing Manager, Purchasing Manager, and Budget and Finance Analyst. The Finance Director is part of the City’s management team and works with the City Manager, Department Directors, and City Council on activities related to strategic planning and development.

The City of Banning seeks a professional, engaging servant leader to serve as its next Finance Director. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, public administration, or a related field and at least 10 years of public sector finance experience that includes five years of management and/or supervision. A master’s degree in finance, business, or public administration is preferred. Experience with a full-service city and an IT background would be a plus.

License and certification requirements include:

  • Valid California State driver’s license (or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment)
  • Must be bondable
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment background check and physical screenings.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO), or Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) designation is preferred.

The City offers a competitive annual salary range of $122,600.10 to $164,863.04 (salary is under review with a Classification and Compensation Study), depending on qualifications and experience.

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For more information on this position contact:
Marsha Reed, Senior Vice President, SGR