Chula Vista City Hall. Photo by Chris Stone

Sarah Schoen was named the new finance director for Chula Vista Tuesday, where she will be responsible for the city’s fiscal year 2021-22 budget of $472.9 million.

Schoen brings more than 20 years of municipal financial experience to the city team. She is a graduate of San Diego State University and a certified public accountant.

Schoen began her career in finance as an accountant with the city of San Diego.  During her time with San Diego, she held various positions of increasing responsibility including principal accountant and deputy director in the comptroller’s office.

She most recently served as the assistant director for the department of finance, where she was responsible for directing and managing quarterly budget monitoring, accounting and budget development liaison services to departments, personnel expenditure support for all facets of the budget process, financial analysis for labor negotiations and citywide payroll.

“I am excited to join the city of Chula Vista’s talented leadership team and look forward to doing my part to deliver superior services to this vibrant community,” Schoen said.

–City News Service

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