Financial Controller

Financial Controller
City of Manhattan Beach Finance Department
 Manhattan Beach, California
Job Description

Under the direction of the Director of Finance, the Financial Controller plans, manages, and controls the activities of the Finance Department, which may include financial accounting, budgeting, fund balance management, and payroll functions; participates in budget planning processes in supporting the Executive Management Team; and performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or a related field is required.
  • Eight (8) years of responsible experience in accounting (at least five (5) of those years in governmental is required, including at least four (4) years in a managerial and policy-making capacity.
  • A Master’s Degree in Accounting, Business Administration or a related field, or Certified Public Accountant designation is highly desirable.

Application & Selection Process:

This recruitment is open until filled. Candidates are encouraged to apply early in the process.

All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process.