Chief Financial Officer

Department/Agency of position: 
Metro Finance and Regulatory Services Department
Location of position: 
Portland, OR
$144,555 – $209,618 annually
Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 20, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, July 20, 2019
Job Description: 

Metro is seeking an innovative and inclusive leader who thinks strategically about a broad range of financial and organizational issues – and wants to use those skills to improve the quality of life in the greater Portland.

As chief financial officer, you'll draw on your firm grasp of government finance to lead Metro in developing and implementing goals, objectives and programs that provide accountability, make the most of taxpayers' investments and build public trust. We're looking for an experienced fiscal manager with the business acumen necessary to maintain Metro's current AAA bond rating and balanced budget.

As a member of Metro's senior leadership team, you'll play a critical role in shaping and executing policy and protecting public investments – including a $653 million regional affordable housing program recently adopted by voters, a proposed $475 million parks and nature bond measure that voters will consider this fall and a regional transportation funding package in the development phase. You'll work with the Metro Council and Chief Operating Officer on Metro's budget, quarterly reports and Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and negotiate with Metro's city and county partners on issues of regional significance. Your ability to convey complex financial concepts to senior leaders, elected officials and community members is essential.

REQUIREMENTS: The Chief Financial Officer will be an experienced leader with at least eight years of broad experience in gathering and evaluating financial information and making actionable recommendations to senior leadership. Experience will include managing all facets of budget and finance for a complex organization with multiple funding sources, including federal and state contracts and an affiliate structure with diverse program areas. Experience in public utility management in a union environment is preferred. A Bachelor's degree in the field of Accounting, Business Management, Public Administration or similar field is required; a CPA or Master's degree is preferred.