Job: Finance Director
 Job Title:  Finance Director
 Position Type:  Full-Time
 Compensation/Salary:  $9,583 - 11,654 per month (DOQ)
 Job Code:  JDO6746
 Posted On:  08 Aug 2017
 Deadline:  September 28, 2017
 Company/Agency:  City of South El Monte
 Job Category:  CFO-Finance Dir-Asst's
 Location:  South El Monte, CA 
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 Job Description
  The City of South El Monte boasts all comforts of urban life with a small town feel. The City’s 22,000 residents represent a good blend of older and younger residents working with the same dedication and community spirit that this City was founded upon. Both the residents and the business community are working together to make the community a better place to live and work. Encompassing 3.25 square miles, the City of South El Monte is a well-balanced community of homes, schools, businesses and churches, as well as excellent parks and recreational facilities.

The City is looking to hire team-oriented individuals who are interested in joining a team that values individuality and creativity. The ideal candidate for Finance Director has a cooperative outlook with a can do attitude, and is self-motivated and has a proactive approach to problem solving. This candidate additionally is an “outside-of-the-box thinker”, is flexible, has the desire to work in a fast-paced environment, brings new, fresh and innovative ideas and is motivated to create change.

The Finance Director is a vital member of the City’s Executive Management Team. The culture of the management team is strongly cohesive and dominated by a feeling of mutual support and open communication. Team members enjoy working with one another in a highly collegial, hard-working and collaborative environment.

The Finance Director, under the supervision of the City Manager, will plan, organize, and administer the activities of the Finance Department; will establish appropriate systems, policies and procedures for effective operation of departmental functions to include but not limited to data processing, business licensing, central purchasing, and grant administration; directs the development and preparation of the City’s annual budget; IT oversight; and performs related duties as required.

Under general direction, duties of the Director may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Direct the fiscal management program of the City.
Prepare the City’s operating and capital budget as directed by the City Manager.
Analyze cash flows to ensure the City is able to meet all budgetary and financial obligations.
Evaluate the City’s financial needs and recommends and implements solutions.
Develop and recommend short- and long-term strategic fiscal plans for the City’s financial goals.
Oversee various accounting functions such as payroll, accounts payable/receivables, general ledger or journals, and purchases.
Establishes procedures and practices to ensure compliance with governmental accounting practices.
Ensures accounting systems have necessary audit trails and security controls.
Directs the finance team members, plans, prioritizes and assigns tasks and projects.
Supervise, train, counsel, and evaluate employees.
Prepare financial statements and reports; interpret laws, rules regulations and guidelines for financial procedures.
Establish procedures for and supervise the billing and collecting of City license fees, prepare reports to federal and state agencies.
Attends City Council meetings.
Serves as City Treasurer.
Provides oversight of City contract for information technology.
Performs other duties as requested by the City Manager.

Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary; example combinations include: five (5) years of progressively responsible municipal accounting experience, including at least two years of supervisory experience at the mid-management level; and a Bachelor's Degree in public or business administration, accounting, or closely related field. A Master's Degree or Certified Public Accountant License (CPA) is desirable and may be substituted for two years’ experience. Bilingual skills are highly desirable.

APPLY IMMEDIATELY: This position is open until September 28, 2017 BY 5:00 P.M. For more information and/or to apply, please visit our website at

 Job Contact
 Contact Name:  Erika Lampkin  Primary Phone:  626-579-6540
 Title:  Interim Personnel Analyst  Fax:  626-579-2409
 Company/Agency:  City of South El Monte  Email:
 Location:  South El Monte, CA  Contact Web Site: