City of Los Altos, CA
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Finance Director

City of Los Altos, CA


Los Altos is a diverse and highly educated community.  The seven square miles of tree-lined streets and a small village atmosphere characterize Los Altos, located in the heart of Silicon Valley.  Just 37 miles south of San Francisco and 17 miles north of San Jose, Los Altos is a residential community that blends a distinctive community-oriented character with the proximity and influence of the Bay Area’s cultural, recreational, and business attractions.  Many Silicon Valley executives, managers, and engineers choose to live in this city of 31,000 because of its attractive climate, lovely neighborhoods, and charming downtown.  The Los Altos Finance Department is comprised of eight employees who focus on delivering high quality service to other city departments and the Los Altos community.


The City is seeking an experienced leader who will lead a department that focuses on internal service, benefit to the community and to the organization as a whole.  The Finance Director will lead a department that is well managed, well staffed, and highly supported within the city organization.  The new Director must be a strong relationship builder who is approachable, patient and collaborative. A strong interest in employee development, mentorship, and succession planning is highly valued. The Director will assist in ensuring the financial integrity of Los Altos by providing superior financial services, and promoting efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.  The Finance Director reports to the City Manager. 


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be: eight years of increasingly responsible management and/or administrative experience in municipal finance, accounting, or a related field including five years of management and/or supervisory experience. Equivalent to a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, business administration or a related field. The annual salary range is $211,253 to $256,777 DOQE.  The city provides an outstanding benefit package.


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Peckham & McKenney



Feel free to contact Diana Bishop at (408) 800-7653 if you have questions regarding this position.  A detailed brochure is available at: www.peckhamandmckenney.com


Filing deadline is July 15, 2024.

Resumes acknowledged within two business days.