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Accounting Manager - City of Redmond ( Job # 13-0068)

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Minimum Salary: $6,598.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,907.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance & Information Services
Closes: December 19, 2013 at 11:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Preference given to applications received by November 4, 2013

Incorporated in 1912 and with a population of 55,000 residents, Redmond is the seventh largest city in King County.  It encompasses an area totaling 16.7 square miles and is located 20 miles east of downtown Seattle.  The City prides itself for its high quality of life with good schools, a healthy economic base, a large and diverse park system, safe neighborhoods, and an emphasis on quality development and protection of natural resources.  In addition, the City prides itself on its strong record of financial accountability and conformance to the best financial practices resulting in a strong bond rating, successful audits and recognition within the profession.  Redmond is headquarters for several of the largest companies in the northwest and the nation including Microsoft, Nintendo, Genie Industries and Medtronic/Physio Control. The City’s strong retail base includes Home Depot, Fred Meyer, and Whole Foods as well as Redmond Town Center which is anchored by REI and Macy’s.   

As the City continues to rapidly grow and attract new residents and businesses, Redmond is seeking to fill one Accounting Manager vacancy within its Accounting Division.  The successful incumbent will join an exciting and high energy team that will support, and help shape the City’s future.  Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Finance, this position plans, directs and manages the day-to-day activities of the Accounting Division including general accounting and payroll.  The Accounting Manager is also responsible for Redmond’s Dynamics AX 2012 Financial System.   (Note: some reassignments of management duties are under consideration in the department and the duties may change as a result.)

Job Duties:

Accounting:  The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day activities of the Accounting Division including financial reporting, payroll, grants, fixed assets and general ledger maintenance as well as: 

  • Assist in the planning, management and coordination of the City’s financial accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) prescribed by the Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and with Budget, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS). 
  • Manage the audit process and serve as the primary contact to the State Auditor’s Office and other auditing agencies. 
  • Supervise maintenance of the general ledger including development and maintenance of the chart of accounts, review and approval of journal entries, determination of proper account coding and provide technical assistance to Finance staff and other departments as well as assure accounting records are in balance with actual cash investments, accounts receivable and deposits. 
  • Develop, implement and enforce accounting policies and procedures and standards throughout the City.
  • Maintain the integrity of the internal control systems for the City’s cash accounting procedures throughout the organization.
  • Prepare the City’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.

Leadership:  The successful candidate will plan, prioritize and delegate work to division employees; determine work schedules and assignments, review work progress and direct changes in priorities and schedules as needed.  This position is a part of the Finance and Information Services Management team and will be called upon to assist the Deputy Department Director in the development and implementation of department/division goals, objectives and short/long range plans.

Presentations:  The successful candidate will participate, support and/or prepare reports and recommendations to the, Deputy Director of Finance, Finance and Information Services Director, Mayor and/or City Council.


The successful incumbent will demonstrate excellent attributes in the following areas:

Comprehensive knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles, governmental accounting and reporting standards and practices, including grant accounting and enterprise funds.  Ability to use financial records in accordance with applicable Federal and State laws relative to governmental accounting procedures and requirements.  Ability to apply state and local laws and ordinances governing custody and disbursements of funds. 

Skill in: supervisory theories and practices and effective supervision of employees; communication of legal requirements and policies; creation of effective internal practices.                                                                                 

Ability to: manage multiple, concurrent assignments while maintaining the highest quality and timeliness for each; innovate improvements to existing processes; analyze and communicate interpretation of accounting rules and regulations; apply independent professional judgment; research policy issues; communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a variety of audiences; work both independently and collaboratively; and maintain effective working relationships.

Education and Experience:

A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or a related field, seven (7) years increasing responsible experience in professional accounting, three (3) years in a supervisory capacity or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. 

Licenses and Requirements:

Valid Washington State driver's license at time of hire and a driving record that meets City standards.

Working Conditions:

Work is primarily performed in an office environment.  Attendance at evening meetings may be required on occasion.


The City of Redmond offers an excellent benefit package including medical, dental and vision, retirement, sick leave and vacation. 

City Values:

Integrity: We demonstrate sound, honest, truthful and consistent actions.

Accountability: We take ownership of our actions and responsibilities.

Commitment to Service: We are dedicated to seeking solutions for our community.

Selection Process:

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.

Candidates who are selected to interview will be required to complete Background Authorization Forms.

The City of Redmond will be creating an eligibility list from this pool of applicants for future openings. 


City Hall
15670 NE 85th Street
Redmond, WA 98052