This position will remain open until filled. The first application review will be on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.
Annual Pay Range: $97,901.65 - $132,166.83
Hourly Pay Range: $47.068101 - $63.541743
Starting salaries will be within the posted pay range based on job-related factors such as experience, training and/or education.
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions.
Attractive benefits package and incentives for full-time employees in non-represented GROUP 2 positions are detailed below.
We are seeking an experienced accounting professional to join our Finance Department as our next Controller. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, managing, and directing the financial accounting and reporting operations, fiscal staff, and multiple distinct financial functions for the County.
The Finance Department is comprised of the following lines of business: Financial Executive Support, Financial Management and Accountability, Accounting Services, Courier and Mail Operations and Facilities Management. The Financial Management and Accountability line of business provides financial administration of the County’s governmental operations and its component units, including Procurement and Contract Services, Financial Accounting and Reporting, and Budgeting. The Accounting Services Line of Business provides Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable services. The Controller manages 3 of these programs: Financial Accounting and Reporting, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.
The Controller is a single incumbent classification responsible for the management, direction, and integration of comprehensive accounting services related to the financial administration of the County’s governmental operations, including the general ledger, the transient lodging tax program, federal, state and local financial reporting regulations including grant regulations, and other financial accounting functions. The incumbent also develops and implements comprehensive accounting and financial policies and procedures, and analyzes and recommends solutions to highly complex accounting problems. The Controller also manages the county’s centralized accounts payable and accounts receivable functions through a subordinate supervisor.
Clackamas County is at a point in its lifecycle that it has the opportunity to re-envision how it provides service and the Finance Department along with other internal service departments are key to this transformation. County Administration has empowered the budget team to take on the redevelopment of how we budget including change in model, allocation methodology, and cost containment initiatives. Additionally, we are rebuilding the chart of accounts and are in the process of implementing OpenGov for budgeting. Currently, the County uses PeopleSoft but has many opportunities to increase efficiency by leveraging technological functions not currently utilized. The Controller will have a key role in updating and/or developing the system structure, process design, and control procedures. This will include raising the workforce sophistication of the accounting and reporting teams, change management will be key to be successful in this role.
Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*
*For Veterans qualified for Veteran’s Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Thorough knowledge of: Generally accepted accounting principles, systems, procedures and controls; principles of cost accounting and cost allocation methods; general principles of investments, including arbitrage laws, debt service and bond requirements; principles and techniques of financial analysis and financial reporting; professional standards as established by the Financial Accounting Standards Board and the Government Accounting Standards Board; the Uniform Grant Guidance, the Code of Federal Regulations (as it applies to grants); statistical methods; rate making principles; depreciation practices; principles and practices of public administration, including personnel management; participative management theories; account collection procedures and practices; data processing equipment and software applications for accounting systems; Federal, State, and local statutes, rules and regulations applicable to governmental accounting and financing; State of Oregon budget laws; English grammar and composition.
Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; research and analyze complex accounting and financial data; prepare clear and concise financial reports; maintain ledgers and journals; interpret, explain, evaluate and recommend accounting and financial policies and procedures; interpret and apply laws, rules, regulations and fiscal policies and procedures to assigned work functions; advise other accounting staff as needed; implement and use computerized financial information and reporting systems and databases; provide direction, leadership, motivation to staff in continuous efforts to improve quality, productivity and effectiveness; respond to changes desired by citizens and County staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships with County employees, elected officials, departments, independent auditors and the public; hire, train, evaluate, supervise and manage supervisory, professional, paraprofessional and clerical accounting support staff.
This position is included in the County’s alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.
EXPLORE CLACKAMAS COUNTY
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Finance centers its mission on the values of accountability, customer service and integrity. Our team serves the public and internal customers by providing timely and accurate fiscal information, evaluating financial alternatives and coordinating among departments to meet the county's public service goals. We also manage the acquisition of county goods and services, and we maintain sound, healthy and accessible county buildings and other facilities, protecting the county's investment in our public spaces.
The Finance Division provides accounts payable and accounts receivable, budget support, grants management, payroll services, and procurement and contract services to County departments and agencies.
The Facilities Management Division provides accessible public buildings, maintains a healthful working environment in County facilities, and protect the County’s investment in buildings and property.
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.
Help With Your Application:
If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us. Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).
HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCE
Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.
If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.