Finance Director

City of Issaquah, WA - Issaquah, WA

Issaquah, Washington is a vibrant, growing community nestled in the picturesque foothills of the Cascade Mountains — just 16 miles east of Seattle. Established in 1892, Issaquah encompasses about 12.10 square miles and is home to 37,110 people. Named Best Burb by Sunset, one of the Best Towns for Families by Family Circle and one of the Best Towns by Outside, Issaquah is widely recognized as a community that nurtures strong family values, embraces outdoor recreation, and values environmental stewardship.

Reporting to the City Administrator, the Finance Director plans, organizes, directs and controls all City financial functions including: the general accounting and financial reporting system; the City budget preparation and administration; cash/investment management; utility billings; payroll; debt management; and the data and Financial Management systems. This position ensures the efficient and effective utilization of department and City funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time through establishment of policies, protocol training, systems administration and assessment. The incumbent provides technical advice and service to other departments, City Administration and City Council, and serves as the City’s representative on Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Financial Advisory Committee.

Issaquah is seeking a collaborative, communicative, results-oriented people person to serve as its next Finance Director. This individual will have extensive knowledge of current financial principles and procedures; a thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations of financial reporting methods; and a deep understanding of municipal administration, ordinances, statutes and other legal processes. To move the organization forward and ensure successful outcomes, he/she will set high expectations, establish LEAN processes, and mentor, coach, and develop staff to deliver support and services as efficiently and effectively as possible. Finally, this person will promote training and cross-training in the Finance Department and throughout the organization to maximize the benefits of the ERP program.

Education and Experience:

To qualify for this position, applicants must have the equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in business administration, accounting or finance and five years of financial management experience. A related Master's degree/CPA is preferred. The incumbent must also be bondable.

Apply on-line immediately at www.alliancerc.com. Resume review begins December 14, 2018. For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs via phone at
(562) 901-0769 or via email at ckrebs@alliancerc.com. EEO/ADA

Salary Range: $140,474 to $179,256 per year, DOQ. The City also offers a generous compensation and benefits package.



Posted On: Monday, November 19, 2018



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