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The City of St. Helens is seeking qualified applicants to fill their Finance Director position. The successful candidate will be a hands-on Finance Director with extensive local government experience in finance management, accounting, fiscal reporting and control, budget development and monitoring, development of financial policies, the implementation of sound financial practices and an understanding of municipal resources.

The Finance Director works closely with the City’s leadership team to develop and implement the City’s Budget, enhance programs and services, assist in purchasing processes, and provide management analysis on a broad array of operational and capital opportunities. The position exercises considerable judgment and discretion in formulating, managing, and controlling administrative and fiscal policies including strategic planning for financial systems.

Candidates should possess a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting, Finance, Business, or Public Administration, or closely related field; five years’ managerial experience in budget administration, fiscal operations, accounting, and auditing; two years’ experience received in a municipality or governmental agency. A current Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification is highly desirable. Must be bondable. A complete list of job functions is available by clicking here.

The annual salary for Finance Director is $81,612 – $99,168 depending on qualifications. Our benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, life, PERS retirement, and much more.

If you are interested in this outstanding opportunity, please complete a City application, supplemental questionnaire, and include a cover letter and resume. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

Completed application packets can be sent to:

City of St. Helens
Attn: Kathy Payne
PO Box 278
St. Helens, OR 97051

Or emailed to
Or faxed to 503-397-4016
Or dropped off in person at City Hall, 265 Strand Street, St. Helens

The deadline to be considered in the first review is April 8, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. This position is open until filled.

If you have any questions, please contact City Recorder Kathy Payne at 503.366.8217 or by email at


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The City of St. Helens is an equal opportunity employer.