We’re looking for a Finance Director with strong government finance and accounting experience; equally important is the Finance Director’s ability to engage authentically with City employees, exercise high levels of emotional intelligence, and use their collaboration skills and ingenuity to help find solutions to City-wide challenges. The Finance Director’s ability to work effectively on a high performing executive team as well as with a variety of cross-departmental and cross-functional teams is critical. As a member of the administrative services group, the new Finance Director is responsible for building and maintaining a departmental culture of high-quality and responsive service with internal customers. The new Finance Director will also be responsible for providing steady leadership as the Municipal Court transitions from the Legal Department to the Finance Department. Furthermore, one of the City’s core values is equity; we expect our new Finance Director to value diversity, equity, and inclusion, and to ensure those values translate to the City’s overall financial strategy.
Ideally, the Finance Director will be a certified public accountant (CPA,) hold a bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or public administration, and have 5 years of experience at a managerial/policy determination level with significant supervisory experience. Desirable experience includes Municipal Court management, financial leadership in an Oregon city government, and experience in the financial nuances of urban renewal projects.
Candidates who do not meet every aspect of this ideal candidate profile are still encouraged to apply as any combination of relevant experience that prepares you for this role will be considered.
- Supervision of department personnel including Finance and Municipal Court employees
- Communication with the public on financial matters and concerns
- Budget preparation, coordination, and oversight
- Preparation and oversight of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report
- General ledger oversight
- Administration of the City’s financial operations including: establishing and maintaining effective internal controls, monitoring accounting operations, maintaining insurance coverages and reporting systems, and overseeing grant compliance and reporting
- Investment of surplus funds
- Coordination of debt issuances
- Coordination and development of all accounting-related financial computer systems
- Performance of the statutory duties and obligations of Treasurer