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Finance Director - City of Issaquah ( Job # 18-0087)

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Minimum Salary: $140,474.00 per year
Maximum Salary: $179,256.00 per year
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance
Closes: January 02, 2019 at 2:30 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Friday, December 14, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


Issaquah is seeking a collaborative, communicative, results-oriented people person to serve as its next Finance Director. This individual will have extensive knowledge of current financial principles and procedures; a thorough knowledge of applicable federal and state laws and regulations of financial reporting methods; and a deep understanding of municipal administration, ordinances, statutes and other legal processes. To move the organization forward and ensure successful outcomes, he/she will set high expectations, establish LEAN processes, and mentor, coach, and develop staff to deliver support and services as efficiently and effectively as possible. Finally, this person will promote training and cross-training in the Finance Department and throughout the organization to maximize the benefits of the ERP program.


Reporting to the City Administrator, the Finance Director plans, organizes, directs and controls all City financial functions including: the general accounting and financial reporting system; the City budget preparation and administration; cash/investment management; utility billings; payroll; debt management; and the data and Financial Management systems. This position ensures the efficient and effective utilization of department and City funds, personnel, materials, facilities and time through establishment of policies, protocol training, systems administration and assessment. The incumbent provides technical advice and service to other departments , City Administration and City Council, and serves as the City’s representative on Eastside Fire and Rescue’s Financial Advisory Committee.


Challenges & Opportunities:


  1. The City has a AAA bond rating, a very healthy fund balance and a diverse array of revenue sources in an area that is experiencing investment and growth. That economic climate and on-the-ground reality provide room for a good financial manager to operate and innovate.
  2. The City is in the midst of rolling out its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) program. There are pieces that still need to be implemented and pieces that require modifications. The new Finance Director (with help from stakeholders, including Information Technology and the vendor) will be responsible for improving the integrity and use of the program so that it meets the City’s short- and long-term needs. This will include developing new policies, procedures and processes; ; modernizing the system; removing barriers to its effective use; and eliminating work-arounds and side systems.
  3. Communication and coordination between the Finance Department, elected officials, and other City departments, has been strained. The new Finance Director will need to share information, build trust, and create a work climate that encourages effective dialogue and leads to overall success. The department director team is looking forward to having a true partner who is a model of the organization’s values and is eager to facilitate the work of this diverse organization.
  4. Issaquah is a growing city that needs to pursue additional revenue sources and more effective management of ongoing expenses. The new Finance Director will be tasked with the responsibility for finding revenues, assessing cost structures and developing financial plans to help the City maintain the high level of service community members expect. In addition, the City expects to adopt its first strategic plan in 2019 and the finance director will play a key leadership role in identifying means of prioritizing City efforts and resources that will be utilized in executing the plan.
How to Apply:

Apply on-line immediately at Resume review begins December 14, 2018.

For questions and inquiries, please contact Cindy Krebs via phone at (562) 901-0769 or via email at ckrebs@

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