The Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District’s Chief Financial Officer provides strategic planning, cost-effective management, and administration of district financial functions, including oversight of accounting, budget preparation and control, payroll, equitable procurement, capital outlay, revenue, investments, and expenditures. The Chief Financial Officer serves as the Director of the Finance Division and manages the day-to-day operations of fiscal operations and budget and accounting. Coordinating with local, state, federal agencies, and community stakeholders, the Director performs analytics and administrative services, including analysis of policies and operating procedures, budget requests, and other financial matters.
The Chief Financial Officer leads and exercises oversight of all projects and activities within the division. Projects include incorporating equity into budgeting and purchases and ensuring compliance with various state and federal laws regarding financial procedures and audit requirements. By administering the budget, the Chief Financial Officer forecasts funding needs, monitors and approves expenditures, prepares status reports, and evaluates cost accounting methods, manages short- and long-term debt, and recommends adjustments as needed.
The Chief Financial Officer is a member of the management team, with broad responsibilities to work collaboratively to lead the District. Reporting to the General Manager, the Chief Financial Officer provides direction to and supervises the activities of the Fiscal Operations Manager and Budget and Accounting Manager and indirect supervision of divisional staff. The new Chief Financial Officer is a strategic, systems thinker who enjoys being a hands-on, working director. With prior experience developing and administering modern budgets, the successful candidate will quickly understand the mission, vision, and values of Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and easily see the big picture and long-term vision for the District.
While deeply rooted in financial best practices, the successful candidate brings their own set of diverse experiences that add value and perspective while promoting the importance of long-term financial sustainability. The new Chief Financial Officer is a strategic, systems thinker who enjoys being a hands-on, working Director that fosters a culture of trust and respect. The ideal candidate is recognized as a highly effective leader and employs a leadership style that invites participation, builds trust, empowers staff, and promotes a culture that embraces change for the better.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in financial administration, government accounting, budgeting, and/or purchasing, including at least two years of supervisory experience in the public sector, park and recreation, or a related industry is required. Leadership responsibilities in a multi-divisional local government agency are highly desired. Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor’s degree with major coursework in public administration, business administration, finance, or a related field. A Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Government Finance Manager is preferred.
How to Apply
We provide all individuals the opportunity to play, learn, and explore, and all employees and volunteers the opportunity to further the District’s mission. We do this by removing barriers to participation, fostering an inclusive culture, and offering programs that celebrate the District’s diverse population.
Applications will be accepted electronically by Raftelis at www.raftelis.com. Applicants complete a brief online form and are prompted to provide a cover letter and resume. Open until filled with the first review of applications beginning December 20, 2021.
Compensation and Benefits
The salary range for the Chief Financial Officer is $140,388 – $153,144 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Total compensation also includes an exceptional benefits package, including fully paid family medical and dental care contributions, generous paid time off, and meaningful work. THPRD offers a hybrid pension plan (not PERS) that provides for both a defined benefit pension plan at age 65 of 1.5% paid by the employer and a defined contribution plan funded by a mandatory 6% employee contribution in which employees are immediately vested.
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