CFO - Chief Financial Officer - Updated 5.14.2018

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Department:     Finance

Reports To:       County Court

Classification:   Exempt

Salary:               $87,000 to $115,000

Closing Date:     Open until filled


The CFO develops and maintains the county’s financial well-being by providing financial and accounting services, preparing growth plans, and directing staff.  Under general supervision of the County Court, the CFO is responsible for directing the financial functions of the county in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles issued by the Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Securities Board and Exchange Commission and other regulatory and advisory organizations and in accordance financial and management techniques and practices within the established county government system.

Essential Job Functions

Fiscal Function and Performance

  • Effectively execute Crook County’s financial strategy – plan develop, organize, implement, direct, and evaluate Crook County’ fiscal function and performance
  • Advise, direct, and support the County Court  with the timely preparation of monthly, quarterly, annual financial plans, and special projects
  • Effectively and clearly communicate potential risks in a timely manner – evaluate and advise on the impact of long range planning, introduction, of new programs/strategies and regulatory action
  • Develop credibility for the finance department by providing timely and accurate analysis of budgets, financial reports, and financial trends
  • Monitors financial performance by measuring and analyzing results, initiating corrective actions, and minimizing the impact of variances
  • Oversees payroll activities, ensuring accuracy and timeliness
  • Oversees the maintenance and inventory of all fixed assets in accordance with government guidelines
  • Ensures full transparency over the financial performance of the county

Policy and Procedure

  • Strategically develop and manage accounting procedures – develop a reliable cash flow projection and reporting mechanism that includes minimum cash threshold to meet operating needs
  • Serve as an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the county may enter
  • Manage financial controls
  • Provide expertise on increasing revenue and reducing costs
  • Maintain speed and accuracy of billings and client payments
  • Enhance and/or develop, implement, and enforce policies and procedures by way of systems that will improve the overall operation and effectiveness of the county
  • Coordinate and produce all tax documentation as required
  • Manage financial controls and accounting procedures

Staff Management and Development

  • Evaluate the finance division structure and team plan for continual development and personal growth with emphasis on team and individual developmental opportunities
  • Provide technical financial knowledge and training to staff within the financial discipline
  • Continue improvement of the budgeting process through education of department managers with regard to financial issues impacting or potentially impacting their department budgets
  • Supervisory Responsibility
  • This role is responsible for the direct supervision of the County Treasurer, Deputy Treasurer, Tax Collector, and all finance department support staff; consistently managing 5-10 people
  • Provides coaching, counseling, development support, disciplinary guidance, and directions through the use of clear and concise communication
  • Oversees the training and retention of a highly skilled accounting and finance staff

Minimum Qualifications Requirements


  • Finance and Accounting Subject Matter Expert
  • Advanced Business Acumen
  • High level of Integrity
  • Staff Development and Management – Succession Planning, Professional Development, and Leadership Pipeline Development
  • Leadership
  • Performance Management
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Problem Solving/Analytical Thinking
  • High Level of Emotional  Intelligence
  • Strong Written and Verbal Communication Skills
  • Advanced technical Capacity

Educational and Professional

  • A Bachelors in Accounting, Finance, or related discipline + 10 years practical work experience
  • An MBA + 6 Years practical work experience


  • CPA (Certified Public Accountant) preferred
  • Certified GAAP Professional

Work Environment

The CFO operates in a clerical office setting and will regularly participate in department head meetings, county court session, executive court sessions, work sessions, legal department meetings, Human Resources Meetings, and all other environments as required.

Physical Demands

This is a largely sedentary role; however, some filing and other office related duties may be required periodically.

Position Classification and Location

The CFO is an exempt full-time position.  Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; however, extended, early, late, or weekend hours may be required due to unforeseen circumstances.


This position may require travel due to unusual or unforeseen circumstance; however, time away is predicted to be less than 5%.

Additional Eligibility Requirements

  • Able to complete a thorough employment and/or criminal history check.
  • Final candidates will be required to provide official proof of college degree and certified transcripts (not required for all positions).

Safety Sensitive Requirements

  • This position is not considered to be a safety sensitive position

AAP/EEO Statement

  • This position is ‘at-will’, and either Crook County or the employee may terminate the relationship at any time with or without cause.
  • Crook County is an equal opportunity employer

Other Duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Location: Prineville, OR
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