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Metropolitan Public Defender Service Inc
Portland, OR 97204
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MPD has been on the cutting edge of public defense since our inception in 1971. Formed as a non-profit law firm, MPD contracts with the State of Oregon as well as a variety of federal, county, municipal and private contracts to provide a wide array of criminal, juvenile dependency, civil, and immigration defense legal services. MPD was the first public defender organization under the state defense contract system. MPD is the largest single provider of trial level public defense services in the state of Oregon, with offices in both Multnomah and Washington counties.

Join our dynamic team and a part of MPDs commitment to being a leader in public defense which includes not just excellence in client representation but a strong commitment to hiring and developing a professional staff of defenders. For more information on MPD and our work visit: www.mpdlaw.com

MPD is currently searching for a Controller. The Controller performs effective risk management and plans the organizations financial strategy. It is a critical and complex role since an organization can only survive if it actively investigates and safeguards its finances. We seek a Controller well-versed in all aspects of financial management ranging from simple accounting to broad investment and banking operations. The ideal candidate will be an excellent leader supervising several staff directly and working closely with the rest of the administration. Candidates should have experience in government and private contracts as well as grant management. The goal is to protect the companys revenues and profits to achieve full financial control and sustainable growth.

This position pays $94,032.00 - $108,854.00 per year. Staff is an at-will employee. This is a full-time exempt position. In addition to compensation, MPD also offers:

  • Medical (choice of PPO or HDHP), Dental and Vision 100% employer paid for employee only coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • Basic Life, STD, LTD and ADD&D 100% employer paid
  • 401(K) MPD will contribute 6% of your annual salary with full vesting after the completion of 5 years of service
  • PTO 24 hours upon hire and accrue 80 hours annually. Annual accrual increases to 120 hours starting at 24 months
  • 10 paid holidays + 2 floating holidays (summer and winter)
  • 4 Mental Health Days per year
  • Sick Leave 48 hours upon hire + 48 hours after the completions of six months of employment and accrue 96 hours each service anniversary

Position Qualifications

  • Drive the companys financial planning
  • Perform risk management by analyzing the organizations liabilities and investments
  • Decide on investment strategies by considering cash and liquidity risks
  • Manage MPDs current contracts and grants, including multiple State of Oregon criminal defense contracts along with over a dozen contracts with local municipalities, counties, and foundations.
  • Underwriting for new grants and contract opportunities
  • Ensure cash flow is appropriate for the organizations operations
  • Supervise all accounting personnel
  • Budget preparation and presentation

Position Preferences

  • Proven experience as a Controller or Accounting Manager
  • In depth knowledge of corporate financial law and risk management practices
  • Excellent knowledge of data analysis and forecasting methods
  • Experience with grant proposals and grant underwriting
  • CPA is a strong advantage
  • BSc/BA in Accounting, Finance, or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus

Work Environment:

  • MPD fosters a work environment that is friendly, cooperative, and respectful.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to lift to 15 pounds at times.

Diversity and Inclusion: At MPD, we do not just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for all our staff.

MPD is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, military status, national origin, or any other characteristic protected under federal, state, or applicable local law.

Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources in advance to request assistance.


Posted: 2022-11-21 Expires: 2022-12-23

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