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Finance Director

Garden Grove

City of Garden Grove, California

Contact Person
Frank Rojas

City of Garden Grove, California 

Finance Director 
Annual salary range: $145,632 to $202,968 
The City offers a generous benefits package. 
Application deadline: Friday, December 28, 2018 

Garden Grove is a vibrantly progressive, friendly, and spirited city, located in “The OC” – one of Southern California’s most attractive and popular areas to live, visit, and work. Garden Grove is the fifth largest city in Orange County, with a vibrant multi-cultural presence, deep hometown spirit, and dynamic vision for the future. 

The Finance Director plans, organizes, directs, and coordinates the activities of the Finance Department; assists the City Manager in coordinating the development, analysis, implementation, and administration of the City budget, and provides highly responsible and professional staff assistance to the City Manager, City Council, and City Treasurer in all financial matters for this centrally located, full service city. This position oversees budget, accounting, revenue, and purchasing. With approval of a new 1% sales tax measure in the recent November elections, there is great responsibility and opportunity for the new Finance Director to have a great impact in the future success of this exciting and diverse community.

The ideal candidate will be an innovative, pro-active and collaborative leader; a problem solver with excellent communication and interpersonal skills able to build positive working relationships with all department heads; is solutions-oriented, and has a gift for achieving win-win outcomes. An understanding of the need for public service through transparent management is vitally important as are tactics to make budget information accessible to the community; a proven track record driving new forms of revenue; and knowledge of various funding sources, business licensing, and reserve fund policies. The successful candidate will have expertise in public sector finance and budget development, policy administration, staff management and team building, and excellent business and political acumen. A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, finance, business administration, or a related field and seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in public accounting and financial work (including three (3) years of administrative and supervisory experience) and governmental/municipal accounting experience is required. A Master’s Degree is highly desirable. 

To be considered for this exceptional career opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume (reflecting years and months of positions held) and six work-related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment). Submit your materials on our website: 

For additional information contact: 

Frank Rojas 
CPS HR Consulting 
Ph: 916 471-3111 

To view an online brochure for this position visit: 
The City of Garden Grove website:

The City of Garden Grove is an equal opportunity employer.


Contact Person Frank Rojas

Address 11222 Acacia Parkway

City Garden Grove

Zip 92840

Phone 916 471-3111


Ad Number 00003335