Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Palos Verdes Estates
 Palos Verdes Estates, California
Job Description

Located in southern Los Angeles County, California, the City of Palos Verdes Estates, (pop. 13,500), was incorporated in 1939 and laid out and landscaped by the famous Olmsted Brothers. Palos Verdes Estates is one of Southern California’s most exquisite semi-rural communities, offering a small-town atmosphere, tree-lined streets, and breathtaking ocean and pastoral views.

Operating on a 2020/2021 budget of $865,818 with 4.5 FTEs, the City of Palos Verdes Estates’ Finance Department is responsible for operational and capital budgeting, long-term forecasting and planning, fiscal policy development, banking and investments support, financial system administration, maintaining internal controls, compliance with regulatory reporting, annual audits, State Controller’s filings, Gas Tax reporting, and state and federal grant tracking. The department also handles general tax filings and debt administration and guides the city's Information Technology initiatives.

Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director directs, reviews and works in all activities of the Finance Department, including: oversight of the city's Annual Financial Audit, audits of City Concessioners and Special Revenue audits, budget preparation, financial reporting and monitoring, long-term fiscal forecasting, accounts payable and receivable, purchasing, accounting, investment and banking administration, business license tax operations and tax administration.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or a related field, and 5 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting and finance, including 3 years in a supervisory capacity is required. The ideal candidate will have a master’s degree in business administration, public administration, or a related field, and municipal finance experience.

For a complete position profile/full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Palos Verdes Estates is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 19, 2020 (open until filled).