Finance Manager

City of Lemon Grove
City of Lemon Grove

Under administrative direction of the City Manager, the  Finance Manager plans, organizes, and directs accounting functions including payroll, budgeting, purchasing, auditing, investing, and maintenance of the finance system, and related programs and/or services as assigned; provides highly responsible and professional staff assistance to the City Manager; and exercises direct supervision of Finance’s staff, 3.5 FTE’s.

Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to: participating in the development and implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, and priorities for assigned service areas, programs and activities; establishing and maintaining internal control procedures and assuring State and Federal standard accounting procedures are maintained; preparing and presenting financial statements and reports to the City Council; preparing City budgets and overseeing City audits; developing estimates of City revenues, expenditures and year-end balances; managing departmental operating budget preparation; allocating resources and administering the approved budget; participating in the forecast of additional funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; reviewing invoices for accuracy, assigning expenditures to accurate accounts and authorizing expenditures; planning , organizing, selecting, and supervising the work of departmental staff and evaluating staff performance; serving as department liaison with other departments, divisions and outside agencies for Citywide projects and programs; representing the City to outside agencies and professional organizations as required; building and maintaining positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer services; and performing other duties as assigned.

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business or public administration or closely related field; five (5) years of progressively responsible finance experience, preferably in a municipal government environment with some supervisory experience; and a valid Class C California driver’s license. 

The ideal candidate will possess knowledge of principles and practices of municipal accounting, fiscal planning, budgeting, and auditing.  Additionally, he/she must be able to make effective public presentations.

A City application must be filed/submitted to the Human Resources Department at 3232 Main Street, Lemon Grove, CA 91945 by 5:00 p.m., Thursday, August 26, 2021.  Postmarks are not accepted.  Candidates are requested to provide thorough yet concise information on their experience and education.

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact Roberto Hidalgo, Human Resources Manager at or at 619-825-3848.