Finance Director

City of Goleta

The City of Goleta (population 30,000) is located on the beautiful Santa Barbara County coast, ten miles west of Santa Barbara. The City was recently rated by CNN’s Money as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live.”  Goleta is located adjacent to the University of California, Santa Barbara, home to six Nobel Prize winners and one of the leading research universities in America. The community hosts a number of high technology businesses specializing in aerospace, nanotechnology, environmental science, biochemistry, and information technology. The City is seeking a strong team-oriented professional to lead its Finance Department team. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of local government finance and accounting, local government investment practices, debt administration and financing techniques, auditing principles, and cost accounting methods. The City of Goleta has a total budget of $71 million, with a General Fund of $24.6 million.  The new Director will provide leadership to a staff of five, including an Accounting Manager and two professional Accountants. Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in local government accounting, finance, public or business administration, or a closely related field.  Top candidates will have 5 years of increasingly responsible accounting or finance experience, including two years of supervisory experience. The salary range for the Finance Director is $141,544 to $180,650. The City offers a comprehensive benefits package. Closing date is March 13, 2017.  Electronic submittals should be sent via email to  Confidential inquiries welcome to Jim Armstrong at (916) 630-4900.

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