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Accountant - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 18-0011)

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Minimum Salary: $5,475.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $6,530.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
Closes: September 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, September 24, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Snoqualmie’s Finance Department is growing and we’re looking for a dedicated, self-motivated, and collaborative individual to join our team of talented employees! This is an excellent opportunity to bring your experience and a positive can-do attitude to the role. A union position under direct supervision of the Finance Director, the incumbent performs professional-level accounting duties for the City. In general, this position assists the Senior Accountant with functions of accounting and financial reporting for the City and provides technical guidance and support to all City employees on fiscally related matters. The position requires a thorough knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and should have a thorough knowledge of accounting systems and procedures, along with the ability to exercise independent judgment in executing accounting procedures. 



First review of applications will be on September 24th, 2018.

  • Assists the Senior Accountant with the preparation of the annual state audit report, monthly expenditure status reports, the annual audit process and maintenance of accounting functions in the City’s Accounting Software System. 
  • Reviews  accounting-related transactions, input/output and other materials such as records, reports, invoices, journal vouchers and ledgers for timeliness, completeness and reasonableness; validates accuracy of data and compliance with explicit internal requirements, coding conventions, procedures and guidelines; identifies questionable and/or potentially non-compliant data/matters; initiates prompt action to correct/resolve independently where a standard course of action is clearly prescribed.
  • Assist in assuring efficiency in treasury management to maximize monetary potential in relations to interest earning and cash flow, by performing cost control activities; assuring that all monies due the City are processed in a timely manner. Assist with L.I.D. (Local Improvement District records) assessments, prepayment and bond payment notices and collection. Assist in the management of the financial aspects of intergovernmental grants and loans.
  • Monitor all electronic revenue collection systems and ensure that all such payments received are properly recorded.  Reconcile all bank statements to general ledger monthly, and make any necessary adjustments.
  • Oversee project management and responsible for all aspects of assigned projects. 
  • These duties are not inclusive of all duties, and as such, this position may perform other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience:   

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or a closely related field. Three years of progressively responsible governmental accounting experience or any combination of education and experience which would provide the desired knowledge, skills and ability required to perform the job.


Licensing and Certification:

Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations. 

Must be bondable.


  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting Standards (BARS).
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public finance, fund accounting, cash investment activity and modern municipal finance principles.
  • Knowledge of municipal administration, ordinances, statutes and other legal processes.
  •  Knowledge of computers to implement programs and changes necessary for efficient operation.
  • Knowledge of office practices and equipment, money and banking operations.
  • Ability to assist in preparing clear, concise budget documents, reports and to compile and analyze financial records and reports. 
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as appropriate.
  • Ability to establish & maintain effective working relationships with Mayor, City Council, City Administrator, Department Heads, fellow employees and the public.
  • Ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions.
  •  Ability to work in a team and independently.  
  • Ability to operate a personal computer and is familiar with the Windows operating system, Microsoft Word and Excel and accounting software programs.   

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 position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in an office or conference room environment setting.  Work involves sitting for prolonged periods of time, 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 position include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and office equipment. Good listening skills and occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Some local traveling may be required.  Exposure to adverse weather conditions is minimal.


City Hall
38624 SE River St.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065