Few destinations conjure images of the Pacific Northwest like the Willamette Valley, which stretches for 150 miles along the Willamette River from Portland to Eugene in central western Oregon. Benton County (pop. 93,053, 679 sq. mi.) is in the middle part of the valley, quintessential Oregon, the final destination for generations of 19th century settlers along the Oregon Trail, and wine country today. Corvallis (pop. 61,027), the county seat, is home to Oregon State University, the city’s largest employer. Most of the rest of the county is rich, fertile farmland.
Reporting to the County Administrator, the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) plans, organizes, and directs all activities of the county’s Financial Services Department, including serving as the County Treasurer and Tax Collector. Benton County’s 2019-21 Biennium Budget is $311 million, supporting 537 FTEs. The Financial Services Department 2019-21 Biennium Budget is $1,488,411 supporting, 10 FTEs. The county utilizes Tyler’s Munis ERP.
A bachelor’s degree (finance or accounting) and 10 years of related experience that includes a minimum of five years of senior level professional experience in government finance, accounting, budgeting, and/or auditing and five years of supervisory or managerial experience, are required. A master’s degree, CPFO or CPA credentialing, knowledge of Oregon’s property tax system, and experience with labor unions are all highly desired. Comparable qualifications and experience, including private sector experience, may be considered. Benton County values diversity, equity, and inclusion in its workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.