BPRD is seeking a Finance Director to be an active thought partner to the Executive Director, while also serving as a collaborative executive team member. This position steers the strategic financial planning and management of the district and administers, plans, manages and evaluates the activities, operations and services of the Finance and Administrative Services department. This person will be a visionary who is energized by the challenge of sustainable capacity building in all facets of the organization. In this role you will directly supervise two managers in areas that include; accounting, budgeting, finance, procurement and information technology. This opportunity offers a fun inclusive work environment that values work/life balance, and provides the tools and resources to be successful. This is a contract position that serves at the discretion of the Executive Director. Click here to learn more
A Day in the Life:
Specific responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to:
Serves as member of the District’s Executive Team guiding overall mission and direction of the District. Participates in District long-range and strategic planning.
Organizes, plans, develops, implements and monitors short-term and long-term financial management of the District, including the District-wide budget, Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and system development charge (SDC) program.
Establishes overall priorities, develops strategic goals and objectives of assigned department; sets direction for finance and IT in the areas of budget, regulatory compliance, policy and process development and implementation, staffing and resource allocation.
Represents the department to other departments, outside agencies, the general public, and before the media; explains, justifies and defends the District, programs, policies and activities; negotiates and resolves sensitive, significant and controversial issues.
Provides direction in District-wide risk management and serves as the District risk manager.
Continuous learner attitude towards practicing, promoting, supporting, and modeling diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace through staffing, promotions, training and professional development, and delivery of services.
Regularly monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; assesses and monitors work load; identifies opportunities for improvement; directs the implementation of change.
What We’re Looking For:
Successful candidates will possess the following:
Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business or public administration or a related field;
Certified Public Accountant license (CPA) or Certified Public Financial Officer designation (CPFO) is desirable; AND
Eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in leadership of business, finance, accounting or administration; Public sector experience desirable; AND
Three (3) years of supervisory experience in finance, accounting, or a related field; OR
Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.
Skills & Competencies:
The following skills and competencies reflect the nature of our work, which is collaborative, and inclusive. A successful director will have:
Principles, development, practices, associated tools, implementation and evaluation in finance and IT;
Financial accounting and budgeting theory, standards and practices, accounting systems, fund accounting, and audit techniques;
Management and supervisory practices and standards; committed to teamwork and to delivery of excellent customer service;
Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures in finance and IT;
Exhibit a collaborative, engaging and open demeanor with a good balance of financial and interpersonal skills, including being approachable, flexible and team-oriented;
Promote and inspire a highly ethical organizational culture that fosters employee engagement, innovation, accountability, and professional excellence;
Communicate effectively and persuasively both verbally and in writing; prepare and present formal presentations to staff, the board and the public.
Additional Salary Information: The annual salary range for this position is $95,962 - $135,247. The salary offered will depend on experience, education, and qualifications. BPRD offers a generous benefit package including medical/dental, public employee retirement, life and long-term disability insurance, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, optional deferred compensation, and recreation program passes and perks.
About Bend Park and Recreation District
Bend Park & Recreation District is located in Central Oregon and maintains and operates more than 3,035+ acres of developed and undeveloped parkland. That includes 81 parks/open spaces and 70 miles of trail. We offer over 1,000 recreation programs for all ages and abilities throughout the area and at the Juniper Swim & Fitness Center, The Pavilion and Larkspur Community Center, home of the Bend Senior Center. Bend Park & Recreation District is a special tax district, separate from the City of Bend. It is governed by a five member, elected Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.