City of Maywood
Job Category
Work Schedule
Job Open until Filled
Job Description

Annual Salary:

$126,075.00 - $160,907.28


The City of Maywood is a culturally rich community seven miles southeast of the heart of Los Angeles. Maywood borders the cities of Vernon, Huntington Park, Bell, and Commerce. Maywood is approximately 1.18 square miles in size with a population of about 24,000 residents making it one of the most densely populated cities in California. Despite the City’s size, Maywood is a dynamic and evolving community that relies heavily on grants and community partnerships to move the City forward.

Maywood strives to meet the needs of a working-class community through community partnerships and an array of federal, state and county grants. The City is committed to providing excellent business services and ensuring safe neighborhoods. The City has six public schools; the community is comprised of young families and seniors that have a rich history in the City.

Maywood has a small-town atmosphere and family friendly environment. The City’s community and recreation facility is operated by the Southeast Rio-Vista YMCA and it features a gymnasium, weight room, basketball court, social hall, play equipment areas, children’s splash pad and a half-sized Olympic swimming pool. In addition, a Dodger Dreamfield has been developed next door which is utilized by the community and local high schools.

The City of Maywood has 20 full time employees with a City Manager’s Office, Finance Office, and Building and Planning Department. Maywood contracts for services in law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.


This is a single-position classification at the top management level. The Finance Director is appointed by and reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for all operations of the Finance Department, including IT.

The Finance Director ensures that the financial affairs of the City comply with all legal requirements and administrative regulations; protects the financial integrity of the City, promotes financial accountability and protection from loss and fiscal liability; ensures that accounting practices and methodologies are efficient, produces full financial disclosure and prevents adverse audit opinions.


The duties listed below are examples of the work typically performed by employees in this class. An employee may not be assigned all duties listed and may be assigned duties that are not listed below:

  • Establishes the mission of the Finance Department through and in response to the assessment of City needs and priorities.
  • Ensures financial management and planning by preparing and reviewing financial and accounting reports, performing trend analysis, and preparing policies, procedures, and correspondence to communicate the City's financial position.
  • Plans, directs, supervises, and coordinates activities of Finance -Department personnel.
  • Plans and directs the collection of all City revenue; investment of City Funds; overall cash management; supervise the processing of all accounting transactions, payables, receivables, general ledger, out-sourced payroll, operating and capital budget planning, year-end accounting procedures; and IT services.
  • Advises the City Manager on all matters related to the financial management of the City; ensures the preparation and maintenance of proper financial records and reports; and oversees the investment of City funds in accordance with applicable laws, ordinances, policies, and regulations.
  • Ensures financial and fiscal programs and related activities are undertaken in accordance with federal, state, Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and other established rules and laws.
  • Coordinates planning, preparation, implementation control and close-out of the City's annual operating and capital improvement budget; forecasts City revenues, expenditures, and year-end balances; analyzes revenue generating and cost-reducing proposals for capital and operating programs and prepares revenue and cost projections.
  • Reviews, evaluates, and implements improvements to administrative and financial policies, control systems and procedures; directs the design, management, reporting and control of Citywide integrated automated financial system.
  • Confers with other departments, agencies, public officials, auditors, trustees, vendors, and contract providers regarding financial and budgetary issues; makes presentations on financial matters, projects, programs, and activities.

Other important characteristics and skills that the new Finance Director will possess include:

  • Provide administrative and professional leadership and direction for the Finance Department.
  • Develop, implement, and administer goals, objectives, and procedures for providing effective and efficient financial and administrative operations.
  • Research, analyze, and evaluate new service delivery methods, procedures, and techniques in the areas of finance, purchasing, and risk management.
  • Ability to facilitate a commitment to transparency both inside and outside of City Hall.
  • Develop, revise, install and utilize manual and automated fiscal management systems.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

FLSA Status

  • Exempt


Education and Experience

  • The City desires a candidate with minimum of 5 years of experience in governmental accounting and budgeting, including at least three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility.
  • In addition, the candidate would have 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 highly desirable.


Retirement Program (CALPERS):

  • Eligible employees will be enrolled in the City's retirement program through CalPERS.
  • 2% @ 55 formula for classic California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) members.
  • Under the Public Employees' Pension Reform Act of 2013 (PEPRA), effective January 1, 2013, all "new members" will be subject to the 2.0% @ 62 benefit formula which also requires a three-year final compensation (the highest average annual pensionable compensation earned by a member during a period of at least 36 months) with an early retirement age of 52.
  • A "New Member" is defined as: (1) A new hire that is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who has no prior membership in any other California public retirement system. (2) A new hire who is brought into CalPERS membership for the first time on or after January 1, 2013, and who is not eligible for reciprocity with another California public retirement system. (3) A member who established CalPERS membership prior to January 1, 2013, and who is hired by a different CalPERS employer after January 1, 2013, after a break in service of greater than six months.
  • CalPERS refers to all members that do not fit within the definition of a new member as "classic members". All existing CalPERS members as of December 31, 2012, will retain the existing benefit levels for future service with the same employer.

Effective January 1, 2013, PEPRA prohibited employers from paying any portion of a "new member's" member contribution rate. All non-classic California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) members must pay 50%of total normal cost as employee contribution rate.

Health Plan

Effective January 1, 2022, the City shall contribute an amount up to 100% of the coverage amount for the Kaiser Permanente plan that corresponds to the employee’s coverage (includes dependents). For example, an employee with BlueShield insurance, the employee shall pay for the monthly premium that may exceed that of the Kaiser Permanente family plan.

  • Vision and Dental
  • City paid coverage.


  • 12 paid holidays per year + 2 Floating Holidays. City services and facilities are closed from Christmas Day(Christmas Eve beginning December 2023) through New Year's Day. Employees are required to utilize their own time.

Personal Leave

  • Employees will be credited with 20 hours of personal leave.

Sick Leave

  • Employees will accrue 2.76 hours of sick leave per pay period; 72 hours annual accrual.


  • Employees will accrue vacation leave at the following rates based upon the length of service: Eight (8) hours per month or 12 days per year during the first five (5) years of service.

Deferred Compensation 457 Plan

  • Employees may voluntarily participate in the available 457 deferred compensation plan.

Credit Union

  • Membership offers access to low interest loans.

Probationary Period

  • New employees serve a twelve-month probationary period