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Director of Finance

Organization: City of Redding
Date Posted: 11/28/2018
Date Needed: 11/28/2018
City: Redding
Location: California
Country: United States
Primary Category: CFO/Finance Director
Type of Position: Full-Time
Education Requirement: Bachelor's

Description & Details

Under administrative direction, the Director of Finance plans, coordinates and manages the efficient direction, organization and operation of the Finance Department which is responsible for accounting, auditing, budgeting, long range financial planning, and debt issuance and administration for the City and other legal entities controlled by the City.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of: Principles, practices and methods of governmental accounting and auditing; budget preparation and analysis; debt financing methods; internal controls; modern office practices, procedures, methods and equipment; principles and techniques of information systems; principles of administration, supervision and employee training; state and federal laws, local ordinances, and resolutions pertaining to municipal financing.

Ability to:  Effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.  Interact effectively with the City Council, the City Manager, Department Directors, employees, and the public.  Plan and direct the maintenance of the City financial records; analyze and interpret fiscal and accounting records and data; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.

Education and Experience:  Any combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying; typical education would include a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, university, or equivalent experience in accounting, finance, business or public administration.  Advanced degree in Business/Public Administration and/or a Certified Public Accountant Certificate is preferred.  Typical experience would include seven years progressive experience in accounting, budgeting and financial analysis, including two years of supervisory experience.  Governmental accounting experience highly desirable.

How to Apply / Contact

If you are interested in pursuing this highly desired career opportunity, please apply online at

Applications will be screened to determine those who are best qualified to continue in the selection process.  Candidates considered well-qualified based on information provided will be invited to participate in an oral board interview to further assess qualifications.  The City will conduct a thorough background investigation on the final candidates.

Final Filing Date:  December 30th, 2018

Orals Boards are tentatively scheduled for late January.