Finance Director

City of Turlock, CA

Located in the heart of California’s Central Valley, the City of Turlock has grown to reach a population of 73,631 based on the US Census Bureau’s latest population records.  Although Turlock is the second largest city in Stanislaus County, it continues to maintain a small-town atmosphere and friendly attitude but with the conveniences and opportunities of a larger city.  Turlock provides an unusual opportunity to combine a quality learning environment with relaxed rural living.

The City of Turlock is seeking a highly experienced, working director with a strong consensus type of personality to inspire and lead the Finance Division’s talented and dedicated staff. The Finance Director must have the technical and analytical skills to ensure the City’s continuing financial stability and the management ability to ensure the continued effectiveness of Finance staff. The chosen candidate will exhibit the ability to address issues and challenges, providing citywide leadership tactfully and diplomatically by example in tackling difficult or controversial matters head-on and encouraging open discussion that is respectful of others’ roles, responsibilities, and points of view. The ideal candidate will demonstrate exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to developing strong, positive working relationships not only with the City manager but with Finance staff, and entirety of the management team. A candidate who exhibits patience, transparency, and a commitment to teamwork will be valued, as will one who is able to work both collaboratively and assertively. Candidates must exhibit excellent communication and presentation skills, as well as political acumen.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration or a related field; a Master’s degree is preferred; and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience performing municipal financial planning and analysis, and public accounting, or equivalent experience in the private sector, including two (2) years of managerial and supervisory responsibility that would have provided the opportunity to develop the required skills, knowledge, and abilities.  Applicants with a Certified Public Accountant certification or as a Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) is highly desirable.

The salary range for the Finance Director position is $11,145 - $13,547 per month; placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications. The City also offers an attractive benefits package. 

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please apply at A detailed brochure is available. Please call Carmen Valdez with questions. (916) 784-9080.

Filing Deadline: August 15, 2021

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