|Job Title:||Finance Director|
|Salary:||$109,783 – $147,119|
|Entity:||Deschutes County, Oregon|
|Closing Date:||First review: March 31, 2019 (open until filled)|
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Located in the heart of central Oregon, Deschutes County, (pop. 190,000), serves as the outdoor recreation capital of the state. Both residents and visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, fishing, hunting, hiking, camping, rock climbing, bicycling, rafting, kayaking, and golfing, as well as a variety of annual festivals and sporting events. The natural beauty of the area, its mild climate, and diverse recreational opportunities make Deschutes County a great place to live, work, and play. Tourism brings over 1.5 million visitors annually to the county and the Mount Bachelor ski resort attracts visitors from all over the country. The City of Bend is the county seat.
Deschutes County employs 1,020 FTEs and has an annual budget of $454.4 million. The Finance Department is responsible for collection of property taxes, accounting services, treasury management and financial advice to Administration and the Board of County Commissioners. The Finance Department operates with 14.5 FTE’s on a budget of roughly $3 million. Working under direction of the County Administrator, the Finance Director plans, coordinates, and directs the operations of the Finance Department. The Director is responsible for assuring the County’s financial health, maintaining fiscal stability, investing County resources and safeguarding the County’s assets. The Director also directs finance, accounting, tax collection, and payroll functions and staff, serves as Chief Tax Collector for Deschutes County, develops plans to achieve financial goals, and assures that accounting activities comply with state and federal regulations and County policies. Since the late 90’s, the Finance Director has also represented the County by fulfilling duties associated with the elected office of County Treasurer. This supplemental role is unique to Deschutes County, and provides for a monthly stipend paid in addition to the salary associated with the Finance Director position.
A bachelor’s degree in finance, business, public administration, or a related field, and five years of public sector financial operations management experience is required. Candidates with a CPA are highly desired.