City of Scappoose, OR - Finance Administrator

$97,896 - $124,956 yearly
  • The Novak Consulting Group
  • Scappoose, OR, USA
  • May 04, 2022
Full time Finance

Job Description

The Position

Under the direction and supervision of the City Manager, and as a key member of the City's Management Team, the Finance Administrator plans, directs, and oversees the operations of the Finance Department. The Finance Administrator actively collaborates with colleagues to establish the City's strategic direction and financial operations. In addition to the financial responsibilities, the Administrator is responsible for leading Human Resources functions and oversees Municipal Court operations. The Finance Administrator provides ongoing leadership to three direct reports, including the Office Administrator for Finance, the Office Administrator for Courts, and the Assistant to the City Manager.


The position is responsible for preparing and administering the budget and completing the annual financial statements, including monthly analysis and reporting. The Finance Administrator works closely with external auditors and ensures the City's budget, accounting systems, and reports comply with all standards and requirements. The Finance Administrator directs fixed asset accounting for the City, maintains up-to-date accounting of account balances, establishes, and maintains internal control procedures, oversees ledger and account reconciliations, and determines depreciation rates.


The Administrator oversees and at times performs a variety of accounting and bookkeeping tasks, including but not limited to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, bank account reconciliation, assessments, account reconciliation, deposits, and month-end general ledger balancing. The Administrator participates in labor relations activities and serves as a standing member of the City's negotiating team. The Finance Administrator develops the annual Urban Renewal Area work plan and budget. They lead the planning and implementation of urban renewal capital improvement and redevelopment projects.


The new Financial Administrator is an experienced and collaborative leader. The ideal candidate is considered strategic and forward-thinking yet also enjoys being a hands-on, working Administrator. As a visionary budget and finance professional, the successful candidate embodies the values of Scappoose and the community motto, "Small Town, Big Community." The ideal Finance Administrator empowers and develops staff, focuses on best practices, and brings modern and innovative ideas that drive efficiency and process improvements. The Financial Administrator proactively develops relationships and partnerships throughout the City and partners with the City Manager to drive cultural development, exercise creative thinking, and find innovative solutions to issues affecting the City.


The Scappoose Community

The City of Scappoose is a welcoming community with a small-town feel in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. The City is truly an ideal location with premium access to Oregon’s coast, mountains, wine country, and the urban amenities of the Portland metropolitan area. With a growing park system, extended walking trails, and a safe and family-friendly atmosphere, the City of Scappoose offers something for everyone. Today, the community of just over 8,000 is distinguished by its balance of rural and urban living and are proud of their independence and small-town personality, yet value the closeness to neighboring cities and towns. Scappoose is friendly and welcoming and desires to preserve the harmonious qualities of home as they anticipate change and look ahead to the future.



Five (5) years of practical financial management experience including budget expertise is required. Prior experience with urban renewal, municipal court, and/or human resources is desired. Having previously held a management position with a public entity is preferred. A bachelor's degree in finance, accounting or related field is preferred and holding a master’s degree may substitute for experience. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is desirable. Any satisfactory equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the above-described duties will be considered.


Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for the Financial Administrator is $97,896 – $124,956 and will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. The City provides an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.