Job Opportunity

Pasadena (City of)

Date Posted:

December 3, 2021


$131,513 – $164,391 DOE/ DOQ


Plans, coordinates and administers the accounting, accounts payable, and payroll functions for the Finance Department which includes grants accounting, utility accounting, payroll administration and general city accounting; develops and implements accounting/payroll systems, procedures, and methods; oversees the preparation of all accounting/payroll reports; performs advanced accounting and payroll work; represents the City to management staff and external auditors. Essential Functions • Oversee all programs, services and activities in the day-to-day operation of the Accounting, Accounts Payable, and Payroll Divisions. Divisional functions include General, Grants and Utilities, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Police/Fire Retirement System, and Payroll Administration. • Direct and coordinate the maintenance of the City’s central accounting records, including general city accounting, grants, utility and other enterprise accounts; plan, maintain and implement financial controls and accounting/payroll procedures; implement policies and procedures for effective management and internal controls; design financial statement formats in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and legal requirements.


The ideal candidate will be an honest, collaborative, and confident leader with excellent supervisory skills, as well as a strong communicator able to write reports with clarity and verbally articulate fiscal concepts to all levels of audiences. The Controller will work with and supervise a solid team and should have a willingness to delegate, and be a mentor, willing and able to develop staff. The successful candidate will be detail-oriented, but still able to see the bigger picture; a responsible steward for the community, City staff, and leadership, who aligns decisions in support of the goals and needs of the Pasadena residents. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in implementing efficiencies, allowing the Department to assist the organization in achieving its financial goals. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise and a solid track record in municipal finance and accounting. A background working with Tyler Munis ideal.

How to Apply:

For more details about this opportunity, please visit the job brochure at: To be considered, please submit a resume, cover letter, and five work related references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) at: Resumes should reflect titles, years and months of positions held. For additional information, please contact: Frank Rojas Phone: (510) 495-0448 Email: Website:

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