Public Works Financial Manager

Public Works Financial Manager
Kitsap County Public Works
 Port Orchard, Washington
Job Description

Position Information

Manages the professional accounting, technical/clerical accounting, and budget work for Public Works to provide management with necessary financial information. Supervises and coordinates all accounting and financial functions in the areas of accounts payable/receivable, payroll, job costing, contract management, purchasing, financial reporting, grants and budget. Prepares fund statements related to Public Works for the County. Performs complex professional accounting work. Works on interdepartmental teams to troubleshoot issues and improve processes.

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelors Degree in accounting, finance or related field; and
  • Six years of professional experience in the government accounting, finance, and budget;
  • Three years of supervisory experience; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the work.


Directs all financial, accounting, grants, billing, payroll and budget functions for the Public Works Department. Prepare financial forecasts for operating and capital budgets for seven separate divisions within the Public Works department, with 30 different funds, totaling over $150 million. Forecasting of additional funds, including rate studies, needed both short-term and long-term, monitoring expenditures, making adjustments. Work with rating agencies on capital financing plans for major construction projects related to sewer utilities, road construction, and other major infrastructure projects. Prepare recommended budgets for Board of County Commissioners' approval.

Manages finance exempt level professionals and support staff. Assign, schedule, evaluate, motivate and evaluate work of assigned personnel. Handle the discipline, firing, and hiring for the Support Services division of Public Works.
Conducts special studies and analyses of various accounting problems, creates financial reports for Public Works management, including 6 year projections and rate analysis.

Coordinate and prepare interim, quarterly, and annual financial reports and statements, including contracts and both federal and state grants. Prepare fund statements related to Public Works for the County's Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), work with State Auditor's Office to answer all inquiries related to Public Works funds.