Financial Manager to Public Works

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Edmonds Public Works & Utilities
Location of position: 
Edmonds, WA
$5,943 – $7,371 per month, DOQ, plus excellent benefits
Date Posted: 
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Closing Date: 
Friday, November 9, 2018
Job Description: 

This position is open until filled with a first review of applications on 10/26/2018 & 4:30 pm. This position may be closed at any time following the first review date.

This is a WSCCCE union classification and the chosen candidate will have the option to pay union dues upon hire. Wages listed are 2017 wages as the union contract is currently in negotiations.

Under the supervision of the Public Works Director (Director) the Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities performs professional financial management and accounting activities for the Public Works and Utilities Department (PW&U).

Responsibilities include departmental project and grant accounting; management of utility rate studies, rate calculations, and comparative rate analyses; acting as financial advisor to the Director and Departmental Managers in the development of the City's Capital Improvement Program, Transportation Improvement Program, and Comprehensive Plans for Water, Sewer, and Stormwater; organizes and participates in the preparation of the Department's annual budget and financial reports; develops the PW&U Department long-range financial planning inputs to the Finance Department; consistently applies relevant accounting standards and practices as established by the Finance Department and City financial policies, follows guidelines established by granting and/or contracting agencies; understands and applies the Washington State Budgeting, Accounting, and Reporting System (BARS); and ensures the accuracy of information provided by the PW&U Department to the City's Finance Department for subsequent preparation of periodic financial reports. Provides leadership, procedural support, and guidance to staff assigned to work on capital projects and grants. Works closely with PW&U Managers (6) to help develop annual budget submittals, estimate revenues, track budget performance, identify deviations from expected performance as early as possible, and develop budget amendments as necessary. The position will also provide data and evaluation for updating Public Works capital asset records, including recording and documenting Public Works asset dispositions and trade-ins. Additionally, this position will be responsible for quality control and documentation for grant agency invoicing and reimbursements to ensure grant and contract work is reimbursed to the City in a timely manner.

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