Website Morrow County, Oregon

Salary: $90,828 – $127,800

Located in northern Oregon along the Columbia River, Morrow County is a combination of natural agricultural lands, abundant recreational activities, and vast forest, mountain, and river views. With a population of roughly 12,000, Morrow County covers 2,049 acres which encompasses five incorporated cities, 11 unincorporated communities, and a ghost town. In the foothills of the Blue Mountains in central Morrow County, the county seat of Heppner offers small town living, affordable housing, a mild climate, and close access to outdoor recreation all year long.

Morrow County is governed by a three-member Board of Commissioners and employs approximately 125 FTEs and operates on a FY 21-22 budget of approximately $68 million, including a Capital Improvement Project budget of over $2 million. County departments include: Assessment & Tax, Clerk/Elections, County Administration, District Attorney, Fair Office, Finance, Human Resources, Justice Court, Juvenile Department, Planning, Public Health, Public Works, Sheriff, Surveyor, The Loop – Public Transit, Treasurer, and Veterans Services.

Under the supervision of the County Administrator, the Finance Director supervises two FTEs and is responsible for the management, administration and supervision of the county’s accounting system, budget preparation, property/liability insurance coverage, strategic financial planning, maintaining capital asset records, and grant administration. This position is responsible for municipal budgeting, accounting and finance and for performing complex and diverse activities involving organizational level initiatives, systems and performance. The Finance Director represents financial matters to the public, County Commissioners, County Administrator and other Elected Officials and Directors, and works in conjunction with the Human Resources Director with union bargaining, compensation and internal policies. This position is responsible for keeping accurate financial records, accounts payable, journal vouchers, budgeting, grant reporting, personnel service projections, fixed assets, year-end closing, and audit reports.

A bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or similar field is required. Candidates must have 3-5 years of government accounting experience. Prior supervisory and leadership experience, or any combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the job duties will be considered. The ideal candidate will be a Certified Public Finance Officer or Certified Public Accountant.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at and click on “Open Recruitments”. For questions, call 206-368-0050. Morrow County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: May 8, 2022 (open until filled).

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