Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Veneta
 Veneta, Oregon
Job Description

Finance Director
City of Veneta, Oregon
Hiring Range: $79,552 - $86,043 (Full Range: $73,550 - $104,685)
Plus excellent benefits, including up to $2,000 in reimbursable relocation expenses

The City of Veneta, (pop. 5,271), is located in the midst of a large rural, recreation-oriented, and forested area about twelve miles west of Eugene, Oregon. Natural features around it include the Fern Ridge Reservoir, the Coastal Mountain Range to the west and Cascade Mountain Range to the east. These surroundings boast forests, wetlands, and agricultural operations, including several award-winning wineries and local retail farms. Incorporated in 1962, Veneta has transformed from a bustling timber town to a progressive, visionary city that has both embraced recent growth and continues to prepare for future growth with major projects such as a downtown redevelopment, strong local business support, and upgraded parks.

The City of Veneta has four departments: the City Administrator’s Office, Public Works, Community Development, and Finance, in addition to an Urban Renewal Agency. Veneta has 17 FTEs, 4.7 seasonal employees, and operates on a 2022-2023 budget of $10,076,939, with total ending fund balances projected to be $17,114,040. The Veneta Urban Renewal Agency’s 2022-2023 budget is $1,781,000 with total ending fund balances projected to be $2,444,027.

The Finance Department is responsible for the City’s payroll, general ledger accounting system (including cash receipts, accounts payable, accounts receivable), financial reporting and reconciling, year-end closing, audit preparation, budget monitoring, utility billing, banking, procurements, treasury, information technology, reception, and general office support. The department’s budget is shared, in part, with the City Administrator’s Office in the General Fund budget of $1,927,400 with a projected ending fund balance of $2,388,602. The department operates with four FTEs, including the Finance Director. As of July 11th, a new supervisor position has been created which oversees City administrative/central services functions and personnel. This position is the Finance Director’s only direct report.

Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Finance Director is responsible for the City’s financial and risk management functions. The Director has direct responsibility for treasury duties and working with the City’s insurance provider on risk mitigation strategies, including OSHA compliance. This position advises City management on budget matters, prepares financial reports and recommendations, and ensures compliance with accounting rules and regulations, including maintaining of fiscal records. The Director also provides finance and budget services to the Veneta Urban Renewal Agency (VURA), a separate agency with city councilors serving as the board.

Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, or a related field, with experience and/or education in government finance, four (4) years of progressive municipal accounting/auditing experience, and two (2) years of internal service supervisory experience. The selected candidate must have knowledge of principles and practices of GAAP, and experience with Caselle accounting software or a similar municipal/enterprise accounting and data management product. Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Veneta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Apply by: October 16, 2022 (Open until filled. Applications reviewed as submitted.)