Posting Date:  11/01/2019
Job Title:  Finance Director
Salary:  $107,400 – $141.400
Entity:  City of Mill Creek
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


The City of Mill Creek is seeking a highly ethical, principled, and talented leader, with a strong background in municipal or local government finance. This position reports directly to the City Manager. Responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the functions of the Finance and Administration Department. In addition, this position will develop and implement policies, procedures and practices to accomplish goals and objectives related to the City’s general accounting and financial reporting system, purchasing, budgeting and cash management system

Primary Duties

1. Manage the operations of the Finance and customer service functions. Provide leadership, supervision, feedback and development opportunities to staff. Offer technical assistance to staff on more complex problems.
2. Manage department’s funds, staff resources, materials, facilities and time to ensure the efficient and effective operation of the department. Perform cost control activities and monitor all fiscal operations of the department.
3. Plan and coordinate the development of the City’s biennial budget with the City Manager. Implement and monitor budget. Establish budget procedures and systems. Accumulate data from City departments and analyze/monitor for compliance to approved budgets.
4. Develop investment strategies and assure efficient management of the investment portfolio to maximize monetary potential in relation to interest earnings and cash flow. Oversee both short- and long-term debt service financing and repayment.
5. Plan, direct and organize the accounting activities for the City. Oversee the preparation of annual and interim financial statements and reports using cash basis accounting principles and the State of Washington’s BARS accounting standards.
6. Prepare revenue/expenditure financial forecasts using data from several sources. Participate as a member of the capital facilities program committee; prepare analysis of funding sources together with available revenues.
7. Participate as member of the collective bargaining team. Manage City’s continuous process improvement functions.
8. Develop for review and approval by the City Manager, policies, procedures and practices governing the City’s financial management.
9. Maintain appropriate confidentiality of work-related issues, including but not limited to customer, employee and City information and records.



Experience and Education/Training:
• Bachelor’s degree in business, accounting, public administration, or a related field plus five years in municipal accounting, three of which include supervisory responsibilities, or any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job.

• Must be bondable.

• Certified Public Accountant license preferred.

Contact Information

Dana Volk:


Other Information

For the complete job description and application please visit the city’s website @