Snoqualmie is one of the most desirable cities to live in and raise a family in the United States. The City has received numerous awards including the #5 “Best Place to Live in America” (Money, 2015) and the “Safest City in Washington State” (National Council for Home Safety and Security, 2017). Incorporated in 1903, the City of Snoqualmie blends its historic past and small-town ambiance with a growing population in the master-planned community of Snoqualmie Ridge. In 1997, the population was approximately 1,500. Today, the population is nearly 14,000, and with current development agreements, will grow to approximately 15,000. Remarkably, census results show that 35% of the population was made up of those 18 years of age and younger, which takes the number one position in King County for youth population.
The City of Snoqualmie is a non-charter Code City which utilizes a mayor-council form of government. The Mayor is the elected chief executive officer and all Council members are elected citywide and represent all citizens. Mayor Matt Larson recently was re-elected for a fourth term. City Administrator Bob Larson serves as the chief administrative officer and is responsible for the City's day-to-day operations and the coordination of work among all departments and programs.
Reporting to the City Administrator, the Finance Director supervises all six of the department employees along with finance interns, while also serving on the Executive Leadership Team. Working closely with the Mayor, City Administrator, department directors, and program managers, the Finance Director is responsible for preparation of the biennial budget and related reports, deposits and investment of municipal funds, ensuring efficiency of accounting processes to monitor the receipt, disbursement, and accounts of all City monies, including participation in accounting activities to maintain accounting control, and providing necessary financial records, reports, and statements to the Mayor, City Administrator, department directors, program managers, and City Council regularly.
A bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement. A focus in finance or administration is highly desirable. Five years of progressively responsible experience in a financial management position in a government setting, with experience and responsibility for monies, securities, bonded debt management, and accounting, as well as three years of supervisory experience in a similar environment, are required. A CPA is desirable. Any combination of the above which demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered. The selected candidate must be bondable and have a valid Washington State Driver's License or the ability to obtain one within two months.