Finance Director

Finance Director
Lincoln County
 Newport, Oregon
Job Description

Lincoln County is seeking a Finance Director to join this community of 50,000 located 2.5 hours southwest of Portland. With spectacular beaches, lush forests, and charming seaside towns, Lincoln County is one of the most popular destinations on the Oregon coast.


Established in 1893, Lincoln County employs 489 FTEs and has a 2023-2024 budget of $184 million, including a general fund of $51 million. The County has a strong management team made up of elected officials and department directors that work closely together with the Finance Director. In 2022, Tim Johnson was appointed as the first County Administrator in the organization’s 130-year history.


Reporting to the County Administrator and responsive to the Board of Commissioners, the Finance Director manages the County’s financial management program, including budget, annual audit, payroll, accounting, grant administration, and mail room activities. The Director also provides guidance to elected officials, department directors, managers, supervisors, and employees for the above topics. The Finance Department operates with a team of 7.75 FTEs including the Director, an Assistant Director, two Accounting Analysts, three Accounting Technicians, and a .75 Mail Clerk.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a friendly community with a great quality of life and a stable political environment. Lincoln County is a great place to work—the organization is well-managed and has an excellent team of elected officials, department directors, and employees that serve a vibrant and diverse population. Employees are engaged and dedicated to their jobs and to providing excellent services. Come join a progressive, dynamic team led by a supportive Board of Commissioners and County Administrator who genuinely care about their employees. This is an ideal opportunity for a motivated, energetic individual looking for a long tenure and to make a positive difference.

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More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting Lincoln County with this search. Learn more at Lincoln County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is March 31, 2024.