Posting Date:  03/05/2019
Job Title:  Deputy Director – Finance & Administration
Salary:  $9,280 – $11,974 per month
Entity:  City of Kirkland
Closing Date:  March 31, 2019 at 11:30pm


The City of Kirkland is currently seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented, motivated and collaborative Deputy Director for the Finance & Administration Department. Come join our community!

Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration, the Deputy Director provides leadership and manages Finance and Administration functions in accordance with professional and administrative standards, municipal ordinances, industry best practices and general established policies. Assists the Director in the day-to-day operations of the department, personnel, budget, administration and work program tasks. Oversees the activities of the department in the Director’s absence. The position is viewed as a senior member of the department’s management team.

Primary Duties

Assists the Director of Finance and Administration in carrying out the functional and operational responsibilities of the department in accordance with sound financial management and accounting principles. Develops, recommends, implements and administers citywide operating and capital budgetary policies and procedures; provides long term vision for the City on managing finances. Evaluates effectiveness of department policies and procedures and recommends and implements needed changes. Communicates department philosophy, goals, and objectives to subordinate staff.


Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, accounting, economics or closely related field and extensive experience in a financial field such as budgeting, capital planning, financial forecasting, or accounting. Seven years increasingly responsible professional related experience (preferably in the public sector) in areas of financial management, budgeting, purchasing, accounting, or related field. Significant supervisory responsibility for professional, paraprofessional and support staff. Equivalent professional experience may substitute for educational requirement.

Preferred Qualifications
Advanced degree preferred.

Contact Information

City of Kirkland Human Resources
Ph. 425-587-3210


Other Information

This position includes a comprehensive benefit package: medical/dental/vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, ORCA Card, on-site workout facility, employee parking, vacation and sick leave accruals, and paid holidays.