Posting Date:  03/19/2019
Job Title:  Financial Planning Manager
Salary:  $8,068 – $10,410 per month
Entity:  City of Kirkland
Closing Date:  Open until filled


The Financial Planning Manager position manages the City’s budgeting and capital improvement program processes, long range financial planning, and financial analysis functions. The City of Kirkland, Washington, is located on the northeastern shoreline of Lake Washington, with a small town feel, a sense of history, and a strong appreciation for quality of life. Kirkland is a thriving community with award winning parks, recreational activities, a quality education system, accredited public safety programs and a healthy business community. Kirkland has a strong commitment to financial sustainability. As reaffirmed by Standard and Poor’s in 2011, the City maintained its AAA credit rating with a stable outlook due to the City’s maintenance of very strong available reserves, strong financial policies and practices, and low debt burden relative to market value.

The Financial Planning Manager leads and directs 4 (FTE) staff members and reports to the Director of Finance & Administration. Below are the highlighted skills and responsibilities needed for this open job opportunity.

Primary Duties

1. Manages the day-to-day activities of the Financial Planning Division, including supervision of assigned division staff.
2. Manages the City’s budget and Capital Improvement Program (CIP) development to ensure smooth functioning and meeting of deadlines.
3. Monitors and prepares reports for the City Manager and City Council on the City’s financial condition.
4. Oversees preparation of labor contract costing models during negotiations.
5. Supports the City’s debt issuance and management activities.
6. Manages a variety of fiscal studies.


Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, or related field plus five years increasingly responsible experience in budgeting and finance, preferably in a public sector setting, including two years supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in a government setting preferred.

Contact Information

Human Resources
Ph. 425-587-3210


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