Finance Director *

Prineville, OR

Department:  Finance

Reports To:  County Court

Classification:  Exempt

Salary:  $104,270 - 123,344 annually

 All applications must be received through the link provided below.


Under general supervision of the County Court, the Finance Director manages and maintains the County’s long-term financial well-being. Provides executive level fiscal services including the development, review, analysis, evaluation and administration of the County’s budget and financial operations. The Finance Director is integral to planning across all departments in the County by conducting financial analysis, making recommendations, and ensuring compliance.

The Finance Director leads and manages the annual budget process.  This role requires active hands-on participation in the oversight, preparation, administration, and control of the County budget. Oversees the tracking and monitoring of budget expenditures, ensuring that all allocated funds have been spent properly, and develops and implements budgetary control procedures. 

The Finance Director is responsible for creating strategic long-term growth plans, strategic planning models and coordinating funding recommendations.

This position is responsible for directing and administering all financial functions of the County in accordance with generally accepted account principles (GAAP) and other regulatory and advisory organizations and with financial management techniques and practices with the established County government system.

Essential Job Functions:

  1. Financial Operations:  The Finance Director is responsible for all County financial operations including developing and effectively executing Crook County’s financial strategy. This includes planning, organizing, implementing, directing, and evaluating the County’s fiscal performance. 
  2. Budget: Serves as Budget Officer; leads and manages the annual budget process.  This role requires active hands-on participation in the oversight, preparation, administration, and control of the County budget. Provides support and assistance to the County Court and department heads in the preparation of budgets, including the interpretation of budget policies, and budgetary controls. Ensures budget controls are implemented in accordance fiscal best practices, County policies, procedure, ordinances, resolutions, Oregon Budget Law, and any other local, state, or federal laws.
  3. Long-Term Strategic Planning:  Develops, evaluates, and advises on the impact of long-range planning and the introduction of new programs/strategic policies and procedures.  Analyzes and oversees assessment of local bond issuance, and federal and state funding opportunities. Reviews and develops financial forecasts, strategic planning models and coordinate funding recommendations, justifications, and alternatives for funding to meet current state and future needs.
  4. Reporting:  Establishes and maintains financial transparency; effectively and clearly communicates risks; advises, directs, and supports the County Court and departments with the timely preparation of monthly financial reports.

Supports finance staff to ensure integrity and accuracy of accounting operations and systems. Responsible for annual audit and issuance of comprehensive annual financial statements.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Expertise in Governmental budgeting
  2. Expertise in Governmental Accounting to include Principles, Internal Control, Audit, Reporting, and Information Systems as prescribed by GAAP, GASB, Federal and State Law.     
  3. Knowledge of Treasury/Tax functions such as tax collection operations, to include state law.
  4. Highly developed interpersonal communication, team development, and progressive managerial techniques.
  5. Skilled in process improvement programs, financial analysis tools and techniques, and technology implementation
  6. Skilled at managing change across all levels of a municipal organization’s stakeholders.
  7. Ability to critically assess needs and develop solutions that align with the County’s unique culture and shifting administration.
  8. Ability to foster a department culture focused on transparency, customer service, continuous improvement, and rural community values.  

Required Education, Training, and Experience:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration
  2. Finance professional certification: CPA, CGFM, GFOA-CPFO, or comparable
  3. Five years demonstrating increasing responsibility in an executive-level financial management role including: experience developing large budgets ($25 mil+), managing mission critical department operations, and contributing to strategic planning on an executive team.

Work Environment

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing, lifting, and carrying may be required. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Must be able to work in an office environment that is environmentally controlled.  The employee must possess sufficient hand coordination to perform keyboarding and data entry, execute arm/hand movements to retrieve work materials and operate a variety of general office equipment.  The position is frequently required to sit, stand, walk, stoop, bend, reach, grasp, talk, hear, see, and lift up to 10 pounds.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is an exempt position; days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or as required.  Occasional travel will be required.