Nestled in the heart of Arizona at the base of the scenic Estrella Mountains where the Agua Fria and Gila rivers meet, Avondale welcomes people and businesses alike with open arms. Conveniently located off Interstate 10 southwest of metropolitan Phoenix, the community has established itself as a manufacturing and healthcare hub as well as a world-class sports and entertainment destination.
Rapid residential development in Avondale during the national housing boom in the 1990s and early 2000s quickly transformed what had been a farming community into a major suburb, exploding from a population of just 8,000 in 1980 to approximately 90,000 today. During that time the city has welcomed a consistent influx of small businesses and large corporations that bring with them high-wage jobs. Avondale’s unique blend of big-city amenities and small-town warmth has been key to attracting a new, young population of highly skilled and well-educated residents.
The City of Avondale seeks a skilled and visionary leader who can work effectively with colleagues throughout the organization, elected and appointed policymakers, and members of the public in pursuit of the community’s long-range financial aspirations. The ideal candidate is an innovative problem solver who enjoys a fast-paced work environment, encourages flexibility and creativity at all levels of the organization, and fosters a solutions-oriented approach in partnership with customer departments. They should also feel as comfortable in front of an audience as they do behind their spreadsheets, able to confidently convey technical information to a broad audience and garner trust and confidence from the City Council, City Manager, and community at large.
This position requires a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, economics, or a related field; and a master’s degree in finance, public administration, or a related field; and at least three years of municipal experience. Applicants should have a minimum of 7 years of supervisory experience.
The City of Avondale is offering a salary of $129,494 - $187,767 annually for this position dependent on qualifications and experience.
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