Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Benton County
 Corvallis, Oregon
Job Description

Few destinations conjure images of the Pacific Northwest like the Willamette Valley, which stretches for 150 miles along the Willamette River from Portland to Eugene in central western Oregon. Benton County (pop. 93,053, 679 sq. mi.) is in the middle part of the valley, quintessential Oregon, the final destination for generations of 19th century settlers along the Oregon Trail, and wine country today. Corvallis (pop. 61,027), the county seat, is home to Oregon State University, the city’s largest employer. Most of the rest of the county is rich, fertile farmland.

Reporting to the County Administrator, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plans, organizes, and directs all activities of the county’s Financial Services Department, including serving as the County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Benton County’s 2019-21 Biennium Budget is $311 million, supporting 537 FTEs.

This career opportunity is available with the announced retirement (early 2021) of a highly regarded CFO, who has faithfully and capably served Benton County for nearly 35 years, leading the department for the last 23. The total departmental 2019-21 Biennium Budget is $1,488,411 supporting, 10 FTEs. The county utilizes Tyler’s Munis ERP.

Bachelor’s degree (finance, accounting, business or public administration, or related), and five years of senior level professional experience in government finance, accounting, budgeting, and/ or auditing, including supervisory or managerial experience, required. Master’s degree and/or CPA or CPFO, experience with unions, labor relations, and collective bargaining all highly desired. Comparable qualifications and experience, including private sector experience, may be considered.

The annual salary range for this position is $99,078 to $158,513, DOQE. Comprehensive benefits. Relocation assistance subject to negotiation.

Call Andrew Gorgey at (970) 987-1238 for more information or to request a detailed brochure. The brochure is also available on our web site at Resumes will be acknowledged within 2 business days.

Filing deadline August 17, 2020.