• Full Time
  • Lindsay, Ca
  • $86,777.60 - $145,600.00 Annually USD / Year

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Finance Director
Salary: $86,777.60 – $145,600.00 Annually
Location: Lindsay, CA
Job Type: Full-Time / Contract
Department Finance
Opening Date: 04/24/2023
Closing Date: 5/22/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Director oversees the financial policy and operations of the department. This person will handle financial planning and analysis, reporting, budgeting, and forecasting.  This position will work closely with the City Manager, Council, and other department heads and managers to ensure the long-term fiscal sustainability of the City.


Works under the direction of the City Manager.


Exercises supervision over all finance staff.


·         Supervises and is responsible for department positions including workloads, staff assignments, schedules, and other duties.

·         Responsible for the appearance of the Department.

·         Manages regular department duties including but not limited to budget, audits, grant management, plans, studies, and fiscal policies as needed.

·         Provides fiscal recommendations to staff.

·         Makes presentations to the City Council, boards, commissions, civic groups, and the general public as needed.

·         Communicates official plans, policies, and procedures to staff and the general public.

·         Provide written and oral communications to staff; assign duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

·         Prepares a variety of studies, reports, and related information for decision-making purposes.

·         Serves as chief financial advisor to the city manager.

·         Establishes and maintains internal control procedures.

·         Supervises the collection of taxes, fees, and other receipts in accordance with laws and regulations.

·         Maintains financial records and ensures accuracy and timeliness of annual independent audit report(s).

·         Develops financial studies and plans; Forecasts, estimates, and monitors the financial condition of the City to assure the fiscal well-being of the City.

·         Prepares financial reports and oversees project billings that use grant funds to ensure compliance with all grantor guidelines and restrictions; Stays informed of federal and state grant guidelines updates.

·         Oversees the central computerized financial and management information system of the City.

·         Prepares annual budget and execution; conducts and coordinates budget development with staff and council.

·         Oversees the posting and reconciliation of ledgers and accounts, including the Biz Loan and FTHB Loan Programs.

·         Directs the preparation of local, county, State, and Federal reports, including tax reports, Annual Streets & Roads, and CFTR.

·         Trains and develops staff.

·         Oversees payroll, accounts receivable, and accounts payable processing.

·         Oversees utility, business license, and other billings.

·         Develops finance staff reports, ordinances, and resolutions.

·         Oversees the investment of City funds.

·         Represents the city at conferences and meetings.

·         Performs general management duties for the city manager as assigned.

·         Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

·         Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in accounting, finance, business, public administration, or similar field.

·         Five (5) years of progressively finance-related experience.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of governmental accounting principles, and practices; internal controls procedures; financial software and applications; fiscal planning; payroll and accounts payable processes; reconciliation procedures; budget development, GAAFR, GAAP, and GASB.

Ability to prepare and analyze complex financial reports; maintain efficient and effective financial systems and procedures; effectively supervise staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, and city officials; communicate effectively orally and in writing.


Proof of legal right to work in the USA; A valid state driver’s license, or ability to obtain one within three months. Must be bondable and pass a background check, including a credit check.


Computer, financial and employment software, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk.

The employee may occasionally lift, move, boxes of files, documents, and other materials weighing up to 25 pounds, and transport them to various locations within the facility.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.


A formal employment application, resume, and cover letter must be submitted.

Rating of education and experience; oral interview; reference check; and job-related tests may be required.  The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The appointment is subject to successfully passing a pre-employment physical, live-scan, background, and criminal history check. Before starting work, applicants must present documentation of their identity, authorization to work in the United States, and a DMV driving record. Following the appointment, a 12-month probationary period may be required as the final phase of the appointment process.


MANAGEMENT POSITION –Use of City vehicle, 10 Vacation Days, 15 Days Management Leave, 13 Holidays, 10 Sick Leave days, 100% Employee Only Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans, Life Insurance, Cal Pers Retirement (Classic and PEPRA tiers depending on hire date) Deferred Comp City Match (Up to 7%), Aflac and Cafeteria Plan. Please view the City of Lindsay’s website Human Resource page for further benefit details.

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