Finance Director – City of Sandy, OR

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    Kate Hansen

    The City of Sandy is seeking a Finance Director for this picturesque community of 12,991 tucked in the foothills of Oregon’s rugged Cascade Mountains 27 miles east of Portland. Sandy is known for its scenic beauty, small-town feel, and ideal location between Portland and the Mount Hood National Forest. The City of Sandy operates under a Council-Manager form of government with a biennial budget of $127.6 million and a team of 83 FTEs.

    Reporting to the City Manager, the Finance Director serves as a member of the City’s management team and provides leadership, management, direction, planning and goal setting for the City’s Finance Department to ensure delivery of quality municipal services. The Finance Director is responsible for financial and strategic planning for all financial issues facing the City of Sandy and Sandy Urban Renewal Agency. The Finance Department operates with a biennial budget of $596,000 and a team of 3.5 FTEs.

    This is a unique opportunity to serve as the Chief Financial Officer of a full-service city in a community with a small-town feel just outside the Portland metro area. The new Finance Director will join a dedicated and professional finance team and serve as a key member of the City’s Senior Leadership Team to solidify the City’s long-term capital project funding plan and implement a long-term financial sustainability strategy for the City. The City Council recently appointed the City’s former Finance Director to be the new City Manager. If you are looking for a friendly and supportive community, a stable and cooperative city council, and a great quality of life—this may be the right opportunity.

    The City of Sandy is offering an annual salary of $99,784 to $129,945, dependent upon qualifications, and a hiring bonus of $5,000 upon successful completion of a 6-month probationary period. The 2024 salary range will be increased by a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) effective July 1, 2024 in an amount to be determined by the City in early March.

    View the full position profile, benefits, and job description at
    More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Sandy with this search. Learn more at The City of Sandy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is February 26, 2024.

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