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Prothman is helping the City of Salem, Oregon find their next Chief Accountant, the City of Tacoma, Washington find their next City Treasurer, and Douglas County, Oregon find their next Chief Financial Officer, and their next Deputy Finance Officer!

City of Salem, OR – Chief Accountant

Salary: $97,344 – $130,832

Apply by this Sunday, January 24, 2021 by clicking here or by visiting!

The Community: 

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. The City of Salem, Oregon’s capital city, covers over 49 square miles and is home to over 170,000 residents. The Salem/Keizer metropolitan area has a population of over 400,000. Salem is the employment and retail center for surrounding communities in Marion and Polk counties. Salem offers a great environment for families with affordable housing, an excellent transportation system, health care services, and an award-winning K-12 school system.

The City, Department, & Position:

Operating under the council/manager form of government, the Salem City Council is made up of 8 unpaid City Councilors, each elected to represent one of Salem’s wards, and a Mayor, who is elected at-large by voters throughout Salem. The City Manager is the administrative head of the city government and is responsible for managing its operations. The City operates with 8 departments and maintains 25 distinct funds whose budgeted expenditures total $671.4 million in the current fiscal year 2020-21. The all-funds budgeted number of full-time equivalent employees is 1,282 and there are 5 collective bargaining groups. Salem also has an Urban Renewal Agency and Housing Authority (separate budgeted entity).

The Budget and Finance Department 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.

The Chief Accountant is part of the Finance Division and performs technical, analytical, and administrative functions, along with supervising the management staff for the accounting, project accounting, accounts payable, and payroll functional areas. This position is responsible for the publication of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and Single Audit, grant compliance, completion of the monthly and annual closing of the financial records system, and the maintenance of the City’s Financial Information Management system. 

City of Tacoma, WA – City Treasurer

Salary: $118,123 – $151,403

Apply by Sunday, February 7, 2021 by clicking here or by visiting!

The Community: 

Tacoma is centrally located just 32 miles south of the City of Seattle and 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia. With a population of approximately 217,000 residents, Tacoma is the second-largest city in the Puget Sound area and the third largest municipality in the state. The City is also home to the Port of Tacoma, the seventh-largest container port in the United States. Like most cities in the northwest, Tacoma is surrounded by beautiful nature, giving residents many opportunities for outdoor adventures.

Tacoma is recognized as a vibrant and progressive international city. With its affordable housing and distinctive neighborhoods, the city has been named one of the nation’s Most Livable Communities. Tacoma is a thriving city with a revitalized downtown that caters to residents and visitors alike with its waterfront activities, shopping, fine dining, theaters, award-winning architecture, world-class museums, and art galleries. Downtown’s Cultural District is the site of the Washington State History Museum, Museum of Glass, the Tacoma Art Museum, and America’s Car Museum.

The City, Department, & Position:

The City of Tacoma operates under a Council-Manager form of government. The City Council consists of a Mayor, five district representatives and three at-large representatives. All serve staggered four-year terms. Tacoma currently has approximately 3,500 FTEs and a total 2021-2022 biennial budget of $3.6 billion. The City is currently undertaking a major initiative to create a more equitable and anti-racist organization.  For the City, this means a comprehensive change that fundamentally enhances and radically re-imagines the way it operates as an organization and, ultimately, the way it serves its citizens. In June 2020, the City Council passed a resolution formally acknowledging that the City of Tacoma’s existing systems have not adequately served the needs of everyone in its community and, in particular have not adequately served the needs of Black community members and other community members of color. It affirms the City of Tacoma’s commitment to improving existing systems for all community members, with the first stated priority being local policing.

The Finance Department is responsible for the financial operations of the City, including the budget, financial reports and records, procurement, accounts payable, investment of city funds and debt portfolio, taxes & licenses, risk management and payroll. The Finance Department has approximately 95 FTEs. The Treasury and Payroll division has 12 full time employees.

Under the direction of the Finance Director and Assistant Finance Director/Controller, the City Treasurer manages the City’s debt portfolio of approximately $870 million in utility debt and $590 million in general government debt, manages the City’s investment portfolio of approximately $1 Billion while ensuring adequate liquidity, provides treasury functions for all City departments, and oversees the City’s biweekly payroll to 3,500+ employees.

Douglas County, OR – Chief Financial Officer & Deputy Finance Officer

Apply to either by Sunday, February 28, 2021 by clicking here or by visiting!

The Community: 

Located in scenic Southwestern Oregon, Douglas County is known for its stunningly beautiful landscapes and some of the most amazing outdoor recreational opportunities provided by the County’s four distinct seasons. The Hundred Valleys of the Umpqua have been compared geographically and climatologically with Italy and Southern France, where Fall is pleasant and crisp, Winter is cool without much freezing, and Spring and Summer are vibrant and warm. Douglas County’s county seat, Roseburg, is conveniently located on Interstate 5, roughly 67 miles south of Eugene and 96 miles north of Medford. Centrally located to camping, fishing, the high Cascades and Crater Lake, the beautiful Oregon coast, and the world-famous Wildlife Safari, activities in the area range from white water rafting to just plain relaxing. Douglas County’s 111,000 residents enjoy a quiet rural lifestyle, while only being a short distance from airports, shopping and cultural activities in Eugene and Portland.

The County & Department

Douglas County was incorporated in January 1852 and is governed by a three-member Board of County Commissioners serving four-year overlapping terms. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for approving ordinances, adopting the County budget, setting standards for the use of County property, appointing non-elected officials, boards, commissions, and committees, and overseeing the operation of County departments with appointed department heads. Douglas County employs 525 FTEs and operates on a 2021 adopted budget of $252,745,988.

The major areas of responsibility of the Management and Finance Department are budget, payroll, accounting, purchasing, treasury, and property tax collection. The department operates on a 2021 budget of $1,635,775 with 19 FTEs, and is responsible for providing accounting services, treasury services and administering the property tax collection system in an accurate and timely manner. The department also produces and publishes the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the Annual Budget document, develops, and maintains financial control policies and procedures, and ensures compliance to federal laws and regulations, state regulations and statutes, and County Board orders and resolutions.

The Chief Financial Officer Position

Salary: $105,268 – $128,616

Working under the authority and direction of the Board of County Commissioners, the Chief Financial Officer serves as staff financial advisor to the Board of Commissioners and is accountable for administration of the County fiscal programs and the preparation of the annual financial statement. This position also serves as the budget officer and prepares and maintains county budget. The CFO serves as the department head of the Management and Finance department and develops, implements, and leads County-wide fiscal activities conducted by the department.

The Deputy Finance Officer Position

Salary: $80,776 – $115,440

The Deputy Finance Officer reports directly to the Douglas County Chief Financial Officer. In the absence of the Chief Financial Officer, the classification may be delegated by the CFO or the Board of Commissioners the authority of the CFO. This is an at-will position. Under the direction of the CFO, this position assists in managing, planning, organizing, and directing the activities of the Management and Finance Department. Activities include budget development and administration, financial planning, centralized accounting, internal and external financial reporting, auditing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll processing, property tax billing and collection, property tax distribution to taxing districts, purchasing, central services, maintenance of capital asset records and other related duties as assigned.

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