Posting Date:  08/07/2019
Job Title:  Finance Director
Salary:  $7,456 – $8,393
Entity:  City of College Place
Closing Date:  8-23-2019


Plans, organizes, directs, and controls City financial functions including the general ledger accounting and financial reporting system; city budget preparation; city financial forecast preparation; cash/investment management; payroll; accounts payable; and debt management; This position assures the efficient and effective utilization of citywide funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time. The incumbent provides technical advice and service to other department as appropriate.

Primary Duties

1. Develops, reviews, and approves for administrative consideration departmental policies, procedures and plans; formulates recommends and implements departmental priorities, goals, and objectives.
2. Confers with City Administrator, Mayor, Department Directors, and City Council on financial matters, legislation, and policies, making recommendations for action, recommendation for fiscal options and consequences of fiscal alternatives.
3. Plans, develops, coordinates, and directs all financial transactions of a municipality including payroll, investment, and collection, payment of taxes and fees, and adequate internal financial controls.
4. Plans, analyzes, and forecasts City revenues and expenditures.
5. Develops and monitors the City Budget and works with the City Administrator and Department Directors to develop proposals and amendments for consideration by the Mayor and City Council.
6. Directs and supervises the accurate and timely payment of City indebtedness, and is responsible for timely collection of City revenues and receivables.
7. Researches and makes recommendations on investments, revenue options, bonding, financial organizations, and fiscal policies.
8. Manages the City’s Equipment Rental and Replacements program and budget; formulates policies and procedures.
9. Directs the collection and disbursement of a variety of tax revenues in compliance with state law.
10. Supervises and is responsible for accurate and timely completion of required reports, including monthly Treasurer’s report of all revenues, expenditures, and fund balances, and annual financial and compliance reports by State Auditor.
11. Represents City and interacts on City’s behalf with public organizations, citizens, media, boards, or commissions as required.
12. Prepares and administers department budget, authorizing and monitoring expenditures.
13. Leads, supervises, directs, evaluates, trains, and recruits department personnel to be an effective and cohesive team.
14. Models promotes and makes decisions based on the organizational vision, mission, and beliefs.
15. Researches and initiates changes in work methods, policies, and procedures to improve levels of service delivery and improve overall operating efficiencies and quality customer service.
16. Attends regular and special Council meetings; acts as an adviser on financial matters.
17. Performs other duties as required.


A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration, Finance, Accounting, or related subject matter plus three years’ experience in accounting, one of which must have been in a high level supervisory or management capacity, or any demonstrated combination of experience and education, which provides a comprehensive knowledge of all functional areas of the position. A master’s degree and Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is preferred.

Must pass a background investigation. A valid Oregon or Washington State Driver’s License may be required.

Contact Information

Shawn Doering
Human Resources Manager


Other Information

Medical, dental & vision insurance
11.5 paid holidays per year
12 sick leave days per year
12 vacation days per year
Long-term disability
Life insurance
Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)