FINANCE & HUMAN RESOURCES DIRECTOR
City of Medina, Washington
Salary: $105,156 - $131,436 (2021 rate, 2022 increase under review)
Located on the shores of Lake Washington, Medina, Washington, (pop. 3,200) is a quiet, affluent community conveniently positioned between Bellevue and Seattle. It’s picturesque and historic City Hall is located in a park setting on Lake Washington with breathtaking views of the water, Mount Rainier, the Olympics and the Seattle skyline. The Lake Washington waterfront in Medina is some of the most sought-after waterfront in the Pacific Northwest, and Medina’s citizenry has the second highest per capita income in Washington. Medina is largely a suburban, single family residential community with relatively few commercial enterprises.
Incorporated in 1955, the City of Medina operates as a Council/Manager form of government and has a total of 25.7 FTE's and a 2021 General Fund of $8.3 million. Services of the Finance & Human Resources Department include: treasury, ensure fiscal integrity and efficient use of revenue, budgeting, long-term financial planning, financial reporting, coordinating internal and external audits, risk management, payroll and AP, employee recruitment, benefit administration, and employee and labor relations. The department operates on a 2021 budget of $525,000 with 1.7 FTEs, including the Director.
Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance & Human Resources Director will perform, control, interpret and communicate the financial operation functions of the City and provide information and guidance to city staff, City Council and residents of Medina regarding a variety of complex, professional, administrative, and technical accounting and finance functions required to maintain the fiscal records and systems of the City. This position also carries out the duties of a human resources manager and supervises one employee. This position is a working Director, who must be able personally perform all accounting functions, generate the annual financial reports and be the lead on the annual State Audit. The department has a part time clerk that provides some essential separation of financial duties. The City has a contracted labor relations attorney that assists with bargaining and more complex HR issues.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field is required. Candidates must have at least five (5) years of professional governmental finance experience, including two (2) years in a supervisory role or any equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have strong knowledge of cash-basis and fund accounting, GAAP, GASB 54 and the Certificate of Achievement Report. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have a high skill level in accounting software programs, including Vision Municipal Solutions.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Medina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 31, 2021 (open until filled).