Posting Date:  02/18/2020
Job Title:  Accountant
Salary:  $72,997.00 to $85,882.00 per year
Entity:  City of Kirkland
Closing Date:  Open until filled, first review 3/3/2020


Performs a broad range of professional level accounting and financial reporting activities for the Accounting Division. Responsible for all city-wide accounting policies, audits and financial reporting.

Primary Duties

Assists in the preparations of the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, financial statement schedules and notes in accordance with governmental GAAP and applicable laws and standards and GFOA Certification of Excellence guidelines; works with external auditors in assigned areas of responsibility. Provides technical assistance and training to departments in accounting related matters, including grants, budgets, policies and in the use of the City’s financial system. Reviews City revenues and expenditures for compliance with City policy, legal and accounting parameters, appropriate account coding, existence of substantiating documentation and budget appropriation. Maintains the fiscal records for grant funded projects to comply with auditing standards and requirements. Oversees City wide compliance with established City financial policies and procedures, auditing practices, accounting standards and internal and external legal regulations. Makes recommendations and/or prepares correcting entries to address errors. Maintains the fiscal records for grant funded projects to comply with auditing standards and requirements and is responsible for the timely submittal of grant reimbursements. Oversees city wide compliance with established City Grant Policy and Procedures.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or equivalent combination of experience and training. Must have two years professional level accounting experience with an automated financial management system. Public sector fund accounting strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications
Municipal accounting experience and IFAS financial software experience preferred.

Contact Information

Human Resources
Ph. 425-587-3210


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