|Job Title:||Finance Director|
|Salary:||$117,759 – $129,983|
|Entity:||City of Moses Lake, Washington|
|Closing Date:||First review of applications: April 11, 2021 (open until filled).|
City of Moses Lake, Washington
Salary: $117,759 – $129,983
Moses Lake, Washington, (pop. approx. 24,000), is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and it is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway I-90 between fields of agriculture, fresh water lakes and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning and hydroplane races. Moses Lake is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state and many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities. The Surf ‘n Slide Water Park is also a top attraction for Moses Lake and it is considered the state’s premier outdoor aquatic center.
The City of Moses Lake’s budget for 2021 is $95,096,000 with a General Fund of $29,536,000. The City employs 213 regular FTE’s and over 200 seasonal workers. The Finance Department’s divisions include Accounting, Utility Billing, and IT Services. The Accounting Division develops the annual budget in conjunction with the City Manager and the Department Directors, annual financial reports, and accounting for all assets of the City. All investments are administered by this division, as well as the financing of debt instruments issued by the City. The Utility Division is responsible for the billing and collection of business license, water, sewer, garbage, stormwater, and ambulance fees. The IT Division is responsible for internal installation and upkeep of all hardware and software for the City. The Finance Department operates with 15 employees on a budget of $2,916,377. Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director is responsible for directing and coordinating the functions of the City’s Finance Department.
A bachelor’s degree in accounting, economics, finance, business administration, public administration, or a related field, and 10 years of related experience, including 3 years in a supervisory capacity, and the ability to be bonded is required. A master’s degree or CPA credential, and a record of effective work with elected officials and experience in higher-level governmental accounting, budgeting and fiscal management is preferred.