Posting Date:  01/24/2023
Job Title:  Budget Manager
Salary:  $9,496.93 – $12,762.53 Monthly
Entity:  City of Salem
Closing Date:  2/6/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Make an impact:
The City of Salem is recruiting for a finance professional to serve as the City’s Budget Manager! As the City of Salem’s next Budget Manager, you will lead a team of experienced professionals that produce world-class budget and financial analysis that influence the fiscal direction of Oregon’s capital city. The Budget Manager plans, organizes, and manages the complex processes and operations of the City’s and Urban Renewal Agency’s over $850 million combined budget. You will support the City organization of departments, elect officials, and committee volunteers that serve the community of Salem. The person selected will lead the City’s Budget Office as part of the Finance Department.

Learn and grow:
The Finance Department values employees and their professional development. The department offers opportunities to attend local and national finance conferences as well as supporting ongoing education and certifications.

What you will bring along:
Principles and practices of business, economics, and public administration.
Business and management principles and methodologies involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, policy and project development and management, process improvement, quality assurance, security/process controls, and coordination of people and resources.
Governmental accounting, budgeting, contracting, financial planning and controls.
Regulations and laws applicable to municipal finance.
Principles and practices of supervision, training, and employee performance management.
Contemporary office practices, procedures, and products/equipment.
Public speaking, presenting technical information to non-technical audiences.
Assume leadership role, work independently, and make effective decisions concerning City enterprise operations and services.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with individuals, coworkers, other agencies and organizations, and the public.
Identify and respond to public, council, and budget committee on issues and concerns.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with a variety of people and all levels of management; public speaking and presenting technical information to non-technical audiences.
Analyze data and formulate rates, cost of service, manage finances and security measures, and develop budgets.
Comprehend and apply concepts for enhancement and efficiency of Citywide programs and operations.
Respect, seek to understand, and value individual differences to foster and support a diverse and inclusive workplace.

Primary Duties

The Budget Manager leads the Budget Office as part of the Finance Department and reports to the Chief Financial Officer. The Budget Office coordinates with departments analysts, department directors, and the City Manager to compile the budget and the budget document. The Budget Officer also prepares and delivers the Five-Year Financial Forecast, quarterly financial reports, and other financial analyses as needed.


Must pass the pre-employment background check.

Must have an Oregon Driver license and a driving record that meets the City of Salem’s driving standards.

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in finance, accounting, public administration, business or related field; and eight years of related work experience, including five years direct work, supervisory, and budgetary experience in the related field, or any combination of education, experience, and training sufficient to support the knowledge, skills and abilities required. A master’s degree may substitute for three years of experience.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license and/or Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO) credential preferred.

Priority Based Budgeting analyses and processes experience preferred.

Contact Information

Agency City of Salem
Address 295 Church St. Suite 210. Salem, Oregon, 97301
Phone 503-589-2081 503-588-6162


Other Information

About us:
The City of Salem is the second largest City in the State of Oregon. Located in the Willamette Valley, it is the State Capitol.

The City and departments work diligently to provide excellent customer service and an open, accessible government following the mission to provide fiscally sustainable and quality services to enrich the lives of present and future residents, the quality of our environment and neighborhoods, and the vitality of our economy. The Budget and Finance Department manages the daily financial operation of the City, including accounting for and reporting on all financial transactions, debt issuance, purchasing activity, investment management, preparing annual five-year forecasts and the City budget, and monitoring the overall financial status of the City.

A successful record of working collaboratively with people inside and outside the organization is essential along with possessing critical thinking and analytical skills. Candidates must communicate effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups and make effective oral presentations.

What can we offer you for all your hard work?

Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
Paid vacation and sick time in accordance with City policies.
Competitive pay.
Employer-paid PERS contribution of 6%.
Opportunity for voluntary pre-tax contributions to a 457b account.
Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts.
Voluntary long-term care.
Employee wellness program.
Employee assistance program.
Employee health clinic.
Position schedule is flexible with some remote work offered.