City of Temple City
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Job Description


Salary:  $148,728 to $188,184 Annually


Assumes full management responsibility for all Administrative Services Department services and activities including but not limited to: 

  • Manages the Finance Division operations including accounts payable, accounts receivable, budget, payroll, and purchasing functions; directs the submittal of all formal annual accounting reports required as well as other reports as required by the City Manager, City Council, County, and state and federal governments on various topics; 
  • Oversees Administrative Services Department staff and contractor;
  • Responsible for preparing and presenting the Annual Comprehensive Financial Report, the quarterly financial reviews and various financial reports to City Council;
  • Provide financial guidance, including both short-term and long-term financial projections;
  • Manages the Human Resources Division including employee relations, labor relations, recruitment, selection, classification and compensation, employee benefits, and risk management operations;
  • Directs and oversees the Information Systems Division including the design, implementation, and administration of City-wide and departmental information technology activities; oversees the installation, operation, and maintenance of information technology hardware and software;
  • Acts as the City Treasurer providing treasury functions such as banking and investments;
  • Provides staff assistance to the City Manager; prepares and presents staff reports and other necessary correspondences;
  • Represents the Administrative Services Department to other departments, elected officials, and outside agencies;
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures; explains, justifies, and defends department and City programs, policies, and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive and controversial issues; Maintains awareness of new trends and developments in the fields of finance, accounting, human resources, and information technology;
  • Incorporates new developments as appropriate; responds to and resolves difficult and sensitive citizen inquiries and complaints.


Knowledge of : Operations, services and activities of the Administrative Services department -principles and practices of:

  • Municipal finance and accounting, generally accepted accounting principles, financial record keeping and reporting, and budget preparation and administration; 
  • Human resources, risk management, and safety practices and procedures;
  • Program development and administration;
  • Information technology systems;
  • Supervision, training and performance evaluation;
  • Pertinent federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

Ability to: Manage and direct programs and activities of the Administrative Services department:

  • Develop and administer departmental goals, objectives and procedures; analyze and assess programs, policies and operational needs and make appropriate adjustments; 
  • Plan, organize, direct and coordinate the work of lower level staff; delegate authority and responsibility; select, supervise, train and evaluate staff;
  • Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals; research, analyze and evaluate new service delivery methods and techniques; prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports;
  • Prepare and administer large and complex budgets;
  • Ensure adherence to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; evaluate financial data and provide strategic direction on financial programs;
  • Manage and direct other assigned programs and service areas including human resources and information technology services;
  • Interpret and apply applicable federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations; read, analyze, and interpret financial reports, legal documents, and common scientific and technical journals;
  • Respond to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community;
  • Effectively present information to City Council, management, public groups, and/or boards of directors; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience: Graduation from an accredited college or university with specialization in finance, accounting, public administration, business administration, or related field and five years of comprehensive budgeting, accounting, treasury and financial reporting experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity.