Posting Date:  07/08/2020
Job Title:  Finance Consultant
Salary:  $90,266 to $127,275
Entity:  MRSC
Closing Date:  August 7 for First Review

Description:

The Finance Consultant is a key member of the MRSC team whose mission is to serve the finance needs of local government customers. Our ideal candidate will enjoy working with smaller cities and counties and providing training and mentoring to clerk/treasurers and other local government finance staff. We will consider candidates with a range of different experience, with a preference for candidates with local government budget development, financial reporting, and accounting experience. Candidates who have served as treasurer or clerk/treasurer for local governments in Washington State are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be passionate about local government finance, possess demonstrated written and oral communication abilities, and have outstanding customer service skills.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, MRSC staff are working from home with the option of limited work from the Seattle office, meeting the State’s safety guidance for office work. On a permanent basis, this position may be based in MRSC’s Seattle office or a work remotely from a home office within Washington State.

Primary Duties

• Provide technical assistance to local government officials and staff in Washington State related to public finance issues, with an emphasis on assisting cash basis entities with budgeting, accounting, annual financial reporting, and other finance duties.
• Develop and present webinars and workshops for local government officials and finance staff on relevant and timely finance topics.
• Research, write and update practical finance publications and articles that will directly help local government staff be successful in their jobs.
• Produce and maintain relevant finance MRSC web pages (including accounting, receipting, disbursing, budgets, debt, financial reporting, and revenues) that reflect the most recent legislative action.
• Maintain strong relationships with Washington-based professional associations (WFOA, WPTA, and others) associated with financial education, the Association of Washington Cities, Washington State Association of Counties, and state agencies such the State Auditor’s Office.

Qualifications

Knowledge and experience in municipal government finance required, demonstrated by a college degree in accounting, finance, or related field with 5 years public finance management experience, or a commensurate combination of education and experience.

Contact Information

Please submit a letter of interest and resume to Aimy Enriquez at aenriquez@mrsc.org. The position is open until filled and applications submitted by 4:00 pm on August 7 will be included in the first review.

Links

http://mrsc.org/getattachment/7ed5a45d-af0e-4300-a823-096f1d6a3502/Job-Announcement-Finance-Consultant-1.pdf.aspx

Other Information

Starting Salary: The salary range is $90,266 to $127,275, with the starting salary up to the mid-point of the range depending on qualifications and experience. We offer excellent benefits, professional development, and a rewarding work environment.

Inclusion: MRSC is always looking to diversify our staff and are committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, MRSC will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations.

About MRSC: MRSC is a private nonprofit organization devoted to empowering local governments in Washington State to better serve their communities. We support effective local government through trusted consultation, research, training, and collaboration. We have an outstanding reputation for providing reliable, trustworthy advice and information. We answer questions, collaborate with partner organizations, convene stakeholders, and disseminate information on featured practices and emerging issues.

Our Team: Our 26-person team includes attorneys, policy and financial experts, local government professionals in planning and public works, communications specialists, program and accounting administrators, and information technology staff. We work in a team oriented collaborative basis.