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Fiscal Manager - Utilities Department - City of Bellevue ( Job # 13-0117)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,889.72 per month
Maximum Salary: $9,505.93 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Utilities
Closes: September 10, 2014 at 3:05 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


As a member of the management team, this position leads the Utilities Department’s financial planning, budget development and monitoring, and accounting services.  The Utilities Fiscal Manager provides oversight over:

  • Budget development
  • Utility rate development
  • Long range financial forecasting
  • Budget monitoring
  • Development and preparation of financial and management reports
  • Financial analysis
  • Development and maintenance of financial systems
  • Development and application of internal controls
  • Accounting services – including grant accounting, accounts receivable & accounts payable

*******Please note salary posted is for 2013**********

Essential Job Responsibilities

  • Plan, monitor, delegate and direct workflow for Utilities financial services section.
  • Lead the development of the department’s biennial operating and capital investment program (CIP) budgets.
  • Lead rate modeling and development for Water, Wastewater, and Storm & Surface Water Funds.
  • Monitor the department’s Operating and CIP budgets on a monthly basis and develop year-end projections for expenditures and revenues.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor the department’s accounting processes to ensure adequate internal controls are in place.
  • Supervise staff responsible for the Utilities budget development and monitoring, rate modeling, long-range financial forecasting, and accounting functions.
  • Serve as the primary liaison with the Finance Department for finance and budget-related issues.
  • Provide support to other divisions on financial issues.
  • Act as lead on financial projects.
  • Ensure that business practices are reflective of direction governed by City policy, ordinance, and applicable laws.
  • As appropriate, continuously improve existing processes and procedures.
  • Serve on city-wide fiscal manager committee.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Finance, Accounting, business or Public Administration or related field.
  • Seven or more years of progressively responsible related experience in finance, accounting, budgeting, fiscal policy analysis or related field, preferably with experience in the public sector.
  • An equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities will be considered.


  • Experience in developing and monitoring revenue and expense budgets, financial forecasts and revenues, preferably for a public entity.
  • Leadership abilities and strategic approach to financial management.
  • Knowledge of rate development, internal service funding, and reserve management.
  • Knowledge of financial systems/applications and ability to use systems to meet business needs.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of public sector organization and program operations.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment.
  • Ability to conduct complex administrative studies, analyze processes and issues, and develop recommendations for improvement or resolution.
  • Ability to successfully manage/lead financial projects from initiation to closing.
  • Ability to create collaborative environment and open communication.
  • Ability to communicate and express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal effectively with politically sensitive projects and information.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and elicit cooperation in a team environment within the Department, across the City, and with customers across the region.
  • Ability to supervise professional and paraprofessional employees engaged in a wide variety of projects, programs and systems.


Physical Demands

  • The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work involves walking, talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. Vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
  •  The employee may be required to push, pull, lift, and/or carry up to 20 pounds.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderately quiet.

This is a Regular, Full-Time, Exempt, Non-Union position.

How To Apply

Click “Apply Now” to complete the application for this position. For further information about the job, please contact Lucy Liu at 425.452.445 or email at  Questions regarding the on-line application should be directed to the IT help desk  at 425.452.4340.


Payroll Title: Fiscal Manager                        Position ID: 0825


Bellevue City Hall
450 110th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004