Chief Financial Officer

  • City of Salem, Oregon
  • Salem, Oregon
  • Mar 10, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $112,797 Annually
  • Salary Top: $179,065
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Apr 14, 2019



City of Salem, Oregon

Salary:  $112,797 - $179,065


For a complete position profile, please visit the Prothman Company at and click on "Open Recruitments."


Salem is one of the most beautiful and livable areas of the Pacific Northwest. Located in the lush Willamette River Valley in central Oregon, Salem is just an hour away from the Cascade Mountains to the east and the ocean beaches to the west.  Salem offers year-round outdoor recreation, sports, music, theater, and arts, and is supported by a diverse economy, including agriculture, education, manufacturing, technology, recreation, and tourism. Salem is Oregon’s capital city and has a population of over 170,000.

Job Description

The City of Salem operates on a 2018-19 fiscal year total budget of $678.7 million, with 1,236 full-time equivalent employees and five collective bargaining groups. Salem also has an active Urban Renewal Agency (2018-19 fiscal year budget of $96.4 million) and a Housing Authority (separate budget entity). The Budget & Finance Division manages the daily financial operation of the City, including accounting for and reporting on all financial transactions, debt issuance, purchasing activity, investment management, preparing annual five-year forecasts and the City budget, and monitoring the overall financial status of the City. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Chief Finance Officer is an executive management position responsible for managing, directing and integrating comprehensive financial, budget, debt, and investment policies into the business operations of the City and Urban Renewal Agency. The CFO often leads cross-departmental teams tasked with developing innovative and cost-efficient solutions to business systems.

Job Requirements

A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, economics or related field, and ten years of increasingly responsible public sector experience in upper-level municipal finance, with at least eight years in a senior management or executive role such as CFO, Controller, Treasurer or other similar position, providing direction and supervision of department or division programs and operations is required. A master's degree in finance, accounting, business or public administration, and/or certified public accountant credential or designation is preferred.

Special Instructions

The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review:  April 14, 2019 (open until filled). To apply online, visit Prothman at and click on "Submit Your Application" and follow the directions provided. Application materials will only be accepted electronically via the website. For questions, please call 206-368-0050.

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