City of Napa, CA
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Finance Director
City of Napa, California

Napa is the largest city and the county seat of Napa County and a principal city of Wine Country in Northern California.  Located in the North Bay region of the Bay area, the city has a population of 77,480.  The City is celebrating its 150th Birthday in 2022. Founded in 1847, Napa is a place with a colorful past - a jumping off point for 49ers bound for the gold rush, birthplace of famous leather, and neighbor to some of the most prestigious vineyards in the world.  Today Napa is a vibrant and modern town with a respect for its past.  Minutes from quality and diverse neighborhoods are vibrant business corridors, top-notch food and wine amenities, and many other cultural features, including the popular Main Street "Restaurant Row," the West End and the Oxbow District. The city’s award-winning "living river" flood protection project is more than halfway to completion, making Napa safer while enhancing the ecosystem and providing a high-quality recreational area in the Oxbow Commons.  Napa is a city with a low crime rate, a high standard of living, clean air and nearly perfect weather.  To learn more about this dynamic city, visit the City of Napa’s website at https://www.cityofnapa.org/

The City Manager is looking for a collaborative leader who works well with other departments and the Executive Team, and who is solution- and team-oriented to join his dynamic team.  The next Finance Director will communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and will have the ability to present complex financial information to a variety of audiences.  An exceptional understanding of and background in both accounting and finance and knowledge of CalPERS reporting requirements is desirable.

This Director will join a professional Finance team who values a personable leader committed to building a cohesive team, is approachable and supportive, and practices an open-door policy. The new Director will lead a department that has built a solid reputation for professionalism, competence, and customer service; as such, the new Director must foster a collaborative, cohesive, and high-performing working environment.  Strong Finance, administrative and leadership skills are required, as is a supportive and communicative management style.

The salary range for this outstanding opportunity is $178,220 to $213,864.  Additionally, a 3% increase will be in effect in December, 2023.  Placement within this range is dependent upon qualifications.

Please submit your cover letter and resume (including month/year of employment) via our website:
Peckham & McKenney
Feel free to contact Maria Hurtado at (831) 247-7885 if you have any questions regarding this position or recruitment process.  Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing Deadline:  March 9, 2023