Finance Director

Finance Director
City of Sedro-Woolley Finance Department
 Sedro-Woolley, Washington
Job Description

Situated in the heart of Skagit County’s major economic and population centers, Sedro-Woolley, Washington, is located in the beautiful Skagit Valley. Surrounded by stunningly beautiful landscapes and some of the most amazing outdoor recreational opportunities you can find, Sedro-Woolley offers easy access to Interstate 5 and State Route 20, and Washington’s famous North Cascades. The city offers a desirable and affordable community in which to live, with a dynamic and expanding business sector that is an economic growth engine for Washington commerce.

The City of Sedro-Woolley operates under the Mayor-Council form of government, employing approximately 105 full-time employees and operating on an annual budget of $44.67 million. The Finance Department operates with a current budget of $761,000 and 6.5 FTEs and is responsible for accounts payable and bank reconciliation, cashier duties, maintaining the general ledger, payroll, grant accounting, ambulance billing, and utility billing. The department is also responsible for overseeing the annual audit, preparing the annual budget, and tracking fixed assets.

Working under the broad guidance of the City Supervisor, the Finance Director is responsible for the leadership and management of all financial operations of the City, including planning, organizing, and controlling financial resources and expenditure processes. The Director is responsible for leading Finance personnel, providing administrative direction and coordination for the fiscal and administrative activities of the City, including finance and budget administration, accounting, utility billing and collection, cash management, debt management, purchasing, and investment policy.

The ideal candidate will have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business, or public administration. A master’s degree in a related field and a Certification as a Public Accountant or Public Financial Officer is preferred. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible fiscal experience within local government and 3 years of supervision/management experience. Any combination of education and experience that allows the candidate to perform the duties of the position may be considered.

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Sedro-Woolley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: December 10, 2020 (open until filled).

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