Lea County, NM - Assistant Finance Director

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Lea County, New Mexico Seeks Assistant Finance Director

Located on the southeastern edge of New Mexico, Lea County is not only an economic and energy epicenter as the second highest oil producing county in the United States, it is also a family-first community of over 68,000 residents that prides itself on valuing hard work, cultural diversity and being a great place to live and work. 

With 320 days of sunshine each year, there’s no shortage of outdoor recreational activities to enjoy.  Whether it’s a round of golf at the award-winning Rockwind Community Links, getting your children involved in one of the numerous youth activities or visiting the new state-of-the art Center of Recreational Excellence (CORE), Lea County offers unlimited opportunities, both indoors and out. 

In their new Assistant Finance Director, Lea County seeks an accessible and forward-thinking leader with a strong foundational knowledge of public accounting and municipal finance.  The ideal candidate will lead collaboratively by combining individual strengths of a diverse team and uniting around organizational goals, while creating a results-oriented environment of personal pride and accountability.  Exceptional skill in customer service, relationship-building and communication are essential for success in this role.  The selected candidate must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with course work in finance, accounting, or a closely related field and have at least 2 years of advanced level, professional work experience

in municipal and/or public accounting. Possession of a valid driver’s license is required.  Supervisory experience and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or Certified Government Finance Officer (CGFO) designation are preferred qualifications. All Lea County employees must establish and thereafter maintain a place of residence within the County.

For more information on this position contact:

Lynn Barboza, Sr. Vice President
Strategic Government Resources