Finance Director

  • City of Veneta, Oregon
  • 88184 8th St., Veneta, Oregon
  • Jun 29, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $79,552 USD
  • Salary Top: $86,043
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Jul 31, 2022

Job Description

Finance Director

City of Veneta, Oregon

Hiring Range$79,552 - $86,043 (Full Range: $73,550 - $104,685)


The City of Veneta, (pop. 5,271), is located in the midst of a large rural, recreation-oriented, and forested area about twelve miles west of Eugene, Oregon. Natural features around it include the Fern Ridge Reservoir, the Coastal Mountain Range to the west and Cascade Mountain Range to the east. These surroundings boast forests, wetlands, and agricultural operations, including several award-winning wineries and local retail farms. Incorporated in 1962, Veneta has transformed from a bustling timber town to a progressive, visionary city that has both embraced recent growth and continues to prepare for future growth with major projects such as a downtown redevelopment, strong local business support, and upgraded parks.


The City of Veneta has four departments: the City Administrator’s Office, Public Works, Community Development, and Finance, in addition to an Urban Renewal Agency. Veneta has 17 FTEs, 4.7 seasonal employees, and operates on a 2022-2023 budget of $10,076,939, with total ending fund balances projected to be $17,114,040. The Veneta Urban Renewal Agency’s 2022-2023 budget is $1,781,000 with total ending fund balances projected to be $2,444,027.


The Finance Department is responsible for the City’s payroll, general ledger accounting system (including cash receipts, accounts payable, accounts receivable), financial reporting and reconciling, year-end closing, audit preparation, budget monitoring, utility billing, banking, procurements, treasury, information technology, reception, and general office support. The department’s budget is shared, in part, with the City Administrator’s Office in the General Fund budget of $1,927,400 with a projected ending fund balance of $2,388,602. The department operates with four FTEs, including the Finance Director. With anticipated City Council approval on July 11th, a new supervisor position will be created that oversees City administrative/central services functions and personnel. This position would be the Finance Director’s only direct report. Under the direction of the City Administrator, the Finance Director’s areas of responsibility will be financial, budgetary, and treasury activities, procurement, and risk management with oversight of administrative functions through the new supervisor position. The Director also provides finance and budget services to the Veneta Urban Renewal Agency.


Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, business administration, or a related field, with experience and/or education in government finance, four (4) years of progressive municipal accounting/auditing experience, and two (2) years of internal service supervisory experience. The selected candidate must have knowledge of principles and practices of GAAP, and experience with Caselle accounting software or a similar municipal/enterprise accounting and data management product. Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job will be considered.


For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Veneta is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: July 31, 2022 (open until filled).

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88184 8th St., Veneta, Oregon 97487 United States View Map