Finance Manager

Finance Manager
City of El Segundo Finance Department
 E Segundo, California
Job Description

The City of El Segundo invites applications for the position of Finance Manager (At-Will). To apply online and view the complete description of characteristic duties and responsibilities, please visit This recruitment requires that a cover letter addressing your professional/financial management experience and resume be uploaded with the application to be considered complete. This recruitment is open on a continuous basis with first review of applications on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 5 p.m. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time. The interview process is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 16, 2022.


El Segundo is a General Law city that operates under the Council-Manager Form of Government. The City is governed by a five-member City Council elected at large, on a non-partisan basis, to four-year overlapping terms. The position of Mayor is selected by Council Members and serves a two-year term. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council to serve as the organization’s CEO. The City delivers a comprehensive range of municipal services through nine major departments (including police and fire) with approximately 362 full-time equivalent employees and a total budget of approximately $160 million.


The Finance Manager is an at-will position reporting directly to the Chief Financial Officer. Under general direction, this position assists in the development, management, operation and evaluation of fiscal affairs and operations for the City. The Finance Manager provides responsible support to the Chief Financial Officer to accomplish department goals and objectives as well as plans, manages and coordinates staff and activities involved in general accounting, purchasing, payroll, risk management, budget development, audits and related functions. He/she will be responsible for planning, organizing and directing the Citywide budget process. The incumbent will also be responsible for the preparation of financial reporting, including the annual audit and Annual Comprehensive Financial Report. The Department utilizes Eden from Tyler Technologies for both its financial and payroll transactions.


The ideal candidate will be experienced in both accounting and finance in a government setting. He/she will possess a high degree of emotional intelligence and the ability to build effective working relationships with supervisors and managers and department heads. The ideal candidate will be an excellent communicator, very skilled at process improvement and time management with a proven record of bringing projects to completion, and strong leadership to coordinate departmental work and effectively manage and guide the Department towards established goals. This position is well suited for a hands-on candidate who enjoys taking on a wide variety of finance related tasks while working in a small department.


  • Education: Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance or a directly related field. Master’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Public Administration or a directly related field is highly desirable.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of progressively responsible government accounting experience including two (2) years of management and supervisory experience.
  • Certification: Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) is desirable.

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The City of El Segundo is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to supporting Diversity Equity and Inclusion initiatives to build and sustain an environment that values diversity, welcomes opportunities to engage and understand others, and fosters a sense of belonging.