Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Salem
Location of position: 
Salem, OR
$112,797 – $179,065
Date Posted: 
Monday, March 11, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019
Job Description: 

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Salem is one of the most beautiful and livable areas of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the lush Willamette River Valley in central Oregon, Salem is Oregon’s capital city and has a population of over 170,000.

The City of Salem operates on a 2018-19 fiscal year total budget of $678.7 million, with 1,236 full-time equivalent employees. Salem also has an active Urban Renewal Agency (2018-19 fiscal year budget of $96.4 million) and a Housing Authority (separate budget entity). The Budget & Finance Division manages the daily financial operation of the City, including accounting for and reporting on all financial transactions, debt issuance, purchasing activity, investment management, preparing annual five-year forecasts and the City budget, and monitoring the overall financial status of the City. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Chief Finance Officer is an executive management position responsible for managing, directing and integrating comprehensive financial, budget, debt, and investment policies into the business operations of the City and Urban Renewal Agency. The CFO often leads cross-departmental teams tasked with developing innovative and cost-efficient solutions to business systems.

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics or related field, and ten years of increasingly responsible public sector experience in upper-level municipal finance, with at least eight years in a senior management or executive role such as CFO, Controller, Treasurer or other similar position, providing direction and supervision of department or division programs and operations is required. A master's degree in finance, accounting, business or public administration, and/or certified public accountant credential or designation is preferred.

The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review: April 14, 2019 (open until filled).