Financial Services Director

Financial Services Director
City of Tigard
 Tigard, Oregon
Job Description

The Opportunity

The Financial Services Director provides leadership and management for all Financial Services programs, services, and activities, including finance, accounting, budget, purchasing, utility billing, and municipal court. The Director collaborates across the City, providing strategic financial direction, and effortlessly partners with City leadership to ensure the City of Tigard remains financially stable. The Financial Services Director contributes to our recently adopted Community Promise that all our work be accomplished through the lens of our “Five E’s” – equity, environment, economy, engagement, and excellence.

Reporting to the Assistant City Manager for Infrastructure and Investment, the new Financial Services Director leads a team of 30 with six direct reports, including the Assistant Finance Director, Contracts and Purchasing Manager, Court Operations Supervisor, two Senior Management Analysts, and an Executive Assistant. The new Financial Services Director is a strategic, systems thinker focused on financial best practices who will quickly understand the values of Tigard and easily sees the big picture and long-term vision for the City.

The successful candidate brings proven expertise in change management and quickly identifies trends and problems hindering progress and develops and implements best practices to drive necessary change. As a genuine and authentic leader, the Financial Services Director is approachable and actively nurtures an open and welcoming environment that continues to advance the City’s diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. This work is accomplished through employing a leadership style that invites participation, builds trust, empowers staff, and promotes a culture that embraces change for the better.

Total Compensation

The Financial Services Director contract is at the discretion of the City Manager, with an expected hiring range of $111,404 – $145,661 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City of Tigard offers competitive employee benefits, including alternative and flexible work schedules. Specific details can be viewed here.

Qualifications

At least seven years of progressively responsible management or administrative experience in municipal finance and financial administration. Direct experience leading finance, accounting, and budget functions required. Strong presentation skills with the ability to explain complex financial data and concepts to non-financial audiences are essential. Change leadership experience is highly beneficial. Experience with municipal court, purchasing, and utility billing functions is preferred. Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance, accounting, business, public administration, or a related field is required. Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.

As of November 15, 2021, City of Tigard employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by the November deadline or before you proceed to interviews, whichever is later. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of vaccine.  Employees and finalists may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.  Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. For those who have experienced barriers in accessing a COVID-19 vaccine, Tigard’s HR team will assist in any way possible.

How to Apply

We value diverse perspectives, backgrounds, and life experiences. We are committed to building a workforce of diverse voices to impact decision-making, drive growth, and better serve our community. We strongly encourage those wanting to work with and serve diverse populations to apply.
Applications will be accepted electronically at https://bit.ly/3ninAtY. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. The first review of applications will begin on October 11, 2021.

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