Finance Director

Finance Director
Clatsop County Budget & Finance Department
 Astoria, Oregon
Job Description

As Finance Director, you will join the county’s executive management team to oversee all aspects of the county’s financial health including monitoring and evaluating revenues and expenditures throughout the year, directing the budget process, financial analysis, and long-term forecasting.

Responsibilities include planning, directing, and supervising the activities of the Finance Department. The director organizes, administers, and coordinates the annual county budget process, including supplemental budgets and mid-year budget adjustments. Performs and oversees financial forecasting, analysis, and development of long-term financial plans. Oversees the annual audit and preparation of the financial statements, develops and maintains accounting systems and procedures that ensure compliance with county policy, state and federal regulatory agencies, and accounting standards including maintaining financial controls. Acts as both county treasurer and county accountant.

Requires Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration or public administration AND five (5) years of professional-level experience in budget development, governmental accounting, finance, and similar, OR an Associate’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or public administration AND seven (7) years of professional level experience in budget development, governmental accounting, finance and similar. (Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential duties of this position. Prior work experience and educational requirements listed are typical ways of obtaining the required qualifications. Other equivalent combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.)

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This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications on November 28, 2022.

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