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Director of Finance & Administrative Services

Meet the Director of Finance & Administrative Services.

Director of Finance & Administrative Services Stephanie Yara

Stephanie Yara, Director of Finance & Administrative Services

Stephanie Yara was appointed as the City’s Director of Finance and Administrative Services in January 2022.  Prior to that, she served as CFO for the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority; and as the Director of Council Services for the Albuquerque City Council where she supervised Council support staff and assisted the Councilors in legislative and budget matters. Yara also served as the Assistant Accounting Officer for the City and has worked as an auditor with various local CPA firms with a specialization in government and nonprofit financial and compliance audits.

A native of Las Vegas, New Mexico, Yara graduated from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a Master of Business Administration in accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of NM and holds a Certified Government Financial Manager designation.

Yara lives in Albuquerque with her husband Mario and their children