Finance Director

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Puyallup
Location of position: 
Puyallup, WA
Wage/Salary: 
$121,308 – $155,292
Date Posted: 
Friday, March 8, 2019
Closing Date: 
Monday, April 8, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Puyallup invites qualified applicants for Finance Director. First review of applications on April 1, 2019 (open until filled). $121,308 – $155,292 annually

The Position: The City of Puyallup is seeking a strong, experienced leader for the Finance department, overseeing a department of 13 employees. The City of Puyallup employs over 300 full-time employees and has a budget in 2019 of $147 million. The Finance Director will plan, organize, direct, and manage all activities of the Finance Department in accordance with state law, federal law, and the City of Puyallup Municipal Code. Develops, implements and operates processes and systems as necessary to facilitate the effective operation of the accounting, budget development and management, finance, payroll, utility billing, and purchasing functions. Coordinates and guides citywide strategic processes based on present and future service demands including budget development, investment management, financial analysis and reporting, revenue forecasting, multi-year financial planning and the collection of special assessments and service charges. Ensures that all Finance Department employees are properly trained and supervised. Ensures the effective and efficient utilization of department personnel, funds, equipment, facilities and time.

Our community: The City of Puyallup is situated at the foot of scenic Mount Rainier in the beautiful Puget Sound region, 10 miles east of Tacoma and approximately 35 miles south of Seattle. The city has gained prominence as a regional commercial and service center for Pierce County, and continues to serve its residents and neighbors with a strong, diversified economy. With a population of approximately 40,500, the city and surrounding area offer an array of recreational and community events that make Puyallup a vibrant place to live, work and play.

Education and Experience: Bachelor's degree in public administration, business administration, accounting, finance or related field and five years of management experience in higher-level governmental accounting, budgeting, fiscal management or related activities required; or a combination of education, experience, and training that indicates the ability to successfully perform the essential functions of the position listed above.

Salary and Benefits: The City of Puyallup offers competitive pay and benefits package, including excellent medical, dental and vision insurance coverage for employees and their dependents, life insurance, long-term disability, 10 holidays, 2 floating holidays, vacation leave, sick leave, PERS retirement, and choice of optional 457 deferred comp plans.

For more information and to apply, please visit website at www.cityofpuyallup.org. Application materials will only be accepted through our website.