Posting Date:  07/15/2019
Job Title:  Director of Financial Services
Salary:  $126,689.04 – $154,358.40, up to $5,000.00 sign-on bonus
Entity:  City of Bremerton
Closing Date:  Open until filled


This position directs, plans, organizes, evaluates and supervises the City’s administrative and financial
support functions of the following four divisions: Financial Services; Information Technology; Contract
Administration and Bremerton Kitsap Access Television (BKAT). The position has oversight of the
following major service contracts: Kitsap Conference Center; Animal control services; and parking
enforcement. Serves as a member of the City’s Leadership Team reporting directly to the Mayor. For a complete description, please visit

Primary Duties

(Note – This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be
performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)
Ensures effective management and financial integrity of the City’s programs, activities and resources by
providing guidance, developing, implementing and monitoring policies and systems in the areas of
budget, financial administration, treasury, accounting, purchasing, internal controls, information
technology, and contract administration.
Assume full management responsibility for the Financial Services Divisions including complex budgeting,
purchasing, accounting, financial, information technology, contract administration and the City Public
Access Television station.
Lead and mentor staff in achieving programs and objectives, and monitor outcomes. Provide advice
and information to other departments, Mayor and City Council in support of the Department of Financial
Service requirements and City goals and objectives. Develop new systems and procedures to improve
efficiency. Develop and ensure accountability for completion of departmental goals, objectives and
work functions.
Review and prepare proposed legislation, testify before legislative committees and meet with
legislators. Coordinate internally with Mayor, City Council and staff and externally with other
governments, local Chamber of Commerce, business, Association of Washington Cities (AWC) and City
Participate in a variety of special projects as directed by the Mayor such as economic development
strategies, new facilities, and purchase and sale of land.
Compile and coordinate research for surveys and prepare reports. Develop and implement policies,
procedures, ordinances and resolutions. Review and sign off on agenda items for City Council. Seek
funding opportunities through grants and legislation. Respond to inquiries and complaints from officials,
staff, outside agencies and the public.
Design, negotiate and administer contracts, franchises and agreements.
Participate on statutory committees and with other civic, community and professional
Organizations. Represent the City at public functions and meetings, and maintain awareness of changes
and opportunities for local government through professional organizations.
Provide financial operations, planning and consulting services to the Mayor, City Council and City
departments on specific municipal finance issues, budget preparation, and consequences of fiscal
alternatives and options.
Prepare City-wide written finance-related policies and procedures (sometimes through ordinances and
resolutions) that help safeguard the City’s assets and ensure compliance with State regulations.
Assist the Mayor in overseeing and coordinating the City’s cyclical financial planning functions, including
its annual and multiple-year budget and City-wide capital improvement program (CIP), and coordinate
the production of related official City publications.
Monitor financial trends and budgeted revenues and expenditures of the City to ensure that fiscal
responsibility and control is maintained and to assure the fiscal well-being of the City.
Plan, coordinate and manage the City’s interim and long-term debt finance issues in accordance with
the City’s debt management policies, including retention of qualified bond counsel and underwriter(s).
Report the results of City financial operations to both City management and the City Council through
monthly and quarterly reporting. Provide financial analyses, reports and information to the Mayor, City
departments and City Council to optimize effective and responsible decision-making.
Interface with the State Auditor during the annual audit of the City, coordinating the City’s compliance
efforts, and responding both orally and in writing to recommendations, concerns and findings.
Develop the annual revenue estimates for use in developing the annual or biennial budgets. Prepare,
monitor and is responsible for the budgets of the Financial Services Department, Miscellaneous Non-
Departmental, all debt service funds, City capital improvement programs, and other Mayor-assigned
operating funds and departments.
Direct and oversee the preparation of various State, Federal and other agency reports and ensure that
payments made are in compliance to State and Federal statutes and regulations.
Provide professional City-related financial advice to the Mayor, City Council and Department Directors,
making verbal and written presentations as may be needed or requested; provide financial analyses and
interpretations of consultant, legislative, and other related mandates and proposals impacting the City’s
financial position.


Bachelor’s degree in business, finance or public administration or closely related field and seven (7)
years increasingly responsible work experience in a supervisory or administrative capacity. CPA, MBA
or MPA highly desirable.
Knowledge of:
• Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations.
• City ordinances, policy, charter and state law relating to municipal government.
• Generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP, GASB,), theory and practices, as well as financial
analysis and research techniques.
• Financial software application programs and information systems technology and applications.
• Modern principles and practices of management and supervision, and public sector personnel laws,
regulations and policies.
• Advanced level of contract development and negotiations.
• Strong knowledge of internal financial controls.
• Payroll, accounts receivable and accounts payable, local and state procurement.
• Principles and practices of records management including records retention laws.
• Proficiency with PC and various application software.
• Mastery of budgetary principles, practices, operations and procedures.
• Thorough understanding of State BARS and general State law as it relates to municipal finance in
Washington State.
• General business and financial management practices needed to operate effectively in the City’s
general business environment.
• Federal Office of Financial Management (OMB) grant circular requirements and grant administration.

Contact Information

Applicants can apply on-line at, or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.


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