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Finance Director

Organization: City of Wasco
Date Posted: 11/6/2018
City: Wasco
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: CFO/Finance Director
Type of Position: Full-Time

Description & Details

Finance Director

City of Wasco, California

Salary Range: $104,000 -$133,000 (DOQ)

The City of Wasco is seeking a capable and forward thinking professional to serve as the City’s Finance Director. This position reports directly to the City Manager. The ideal candidate will take the lead role in establishing the management of the City’s finances as well as responsibility in the development of the annual City budget. The position is responsible for finance and accounting, treasury function, capital projects, debt administration, and City’s utility billing.

Community Background:

The City of Wasco is a vibrant and diverse community located in the heart of the most diversified agricultural region in the world. With a population of nearly 28,000 Wasco and area of 9.43 square miles, Wasco has grown to a comfortable size while retaining all the benefits of a small city. Highways 46 and 99 and Interstate 5 all provide easy access to other areas throughout the state. Wasco is located just thirty minutes northwest of Bakersfield. The scenic Pacific Coastline is a two hour drive west on Highway 46 and the high Sierra Nevada’s are two hours east, Los Angeles lies two hours away to the south and the San Francisco Bay area and Yosemite National Park are an easy 3 hour drive.

Wasco is a growing community with a rich history and new residential subdivisions being constructed in addition to recently developed retail businesses. The City has a great deal to offer to its residents, families, and employees with excellent schools, recreational programs, amenities, community events and festivals.

Required Skills and Experience:

Any combination of experience and education that would be likely to provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities could be qualifying, as determined by the City. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities is:

Experience – 3-4 years of progressively responsible experience in accounting or financial management, preferably in a public agency or governmental setting in a supervisory capacity.

Education - Graduating from a four-year college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration, finance or a closely related field. Master’s Degree and/or certification as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or similar certification desirable but not required. 

Other desirable traits:

• A forward-looking and open-minded leader who can help to identify long-term goals and help guide the finance department and community into the future.

• A confident leader with a background in finance and accounting who can acknowledge and appreciate the strengths of the City’s management team and staff and provide them the ability and freedom to do their jobs with guidance and support.

• An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing, with the ability to synthesize complicated topics into information that is easy to understand.

• A commitment to transparency and the highest ideals of integrity and ethical standards in furtherance of our mission to public service.

• A culturally aware and competent leader who embraces diversity.

• A person with a great attitude and upbeat demeanor.

• A commitment to professional development and mentorship of others within the organizations.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary range for the position is $104,000 - $133,000

The City offers a competitive benefits package which includes medical, visions, and dental benefits in addition to leave benefits.

The City participates in CalPERS.

The City also operates under a 9/80 work schedule for most administrative offices. City offices are closed every other Friday under this schedule.


How to Apply / Contact

Email your resume and letter of interest in complete confidence to the City Clerk ([email protected]) or fax to 661-758-5411. Application materials can also be obtained at the City of Wasco 746 8th St. Wasco, Ca 93280 or by calling (661)758-7214.

Position is open until filled. First review of applicants November 23, 2018.
The City of Wasco is an equal opportunity employer and a drug-free workplace.