Assistant Finance Director, Bend, OR

Assistant Finance Director, Bend, OR

Annual salary range: $93,444 to $121,356

Application Deadline: Friday, November 11, 2016

With a population of around 87,000, Bend is currently the seventh largest city in Oregon State, and the fifth largest metropolitan area. Tourism plays a vital role in Bend’s economy and many move there to enjoy its cool nights and sunny days and overall natural beauty. Residents enjoy mountain and road biking, hiking, trail running, caving, and many more recreational activities. The Deschutes River runs through the City and the Cascade Lakes are nearby. 

bendThis management position is responsible for the daily administration and supervision of the Accounting & Financial Reporting, Billing & Customer Service, and Municipal Court Divisions within the Finance Department and implementation of special projects at the direction of the Finance Director. This position assists the organization in achieving overall sound financial management by ensuring the accuracy and integrity of financial and budgetary information, and treasury functions of the Finance Department. The Assistant Finance Director will directly supervise three division supervisors/managers and oversee 21 employees. 

The Assistant Finance Director for the City of Bend will have strong technical skills in public sector accounting, ideally in a larger city or county agency. A generalist who is knowledgeable of and proficient at many different aspects of finance will be well equipped to deal with Bend’s fast paced, complex operating environment. A priority for this position will be to provide technical expertise in the accounting function. 

The Assistant Director of Finance is expected to have at least five years of progressive professional level supervisory experience in accounting, finance or auditing with a governmental organization, and at a minimum, a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field or other equivalent combinations of training, experience and education. An advanced degree in accounting and/or CPA is strongly desired. A thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of municipal accounting, GAAP and GASB, is required. 

To be considered, please submit your cover letter with current salary, résumé, and list of six professional references (who will not be contacted in the early stages of the recruitment) to 

For information about this position, please contact: 

Teresa Webster 
CPS HR Consulting 
Ph: 916 263-1401 
Recruitment brochure: 
City of Bend, Oregon website: