Director of Finance

City of Aberdeen, WA

Job Details

  • Job Function: Finance Director
  • Salary: $90,888 - $110,460.
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Population: 16,896
  • Where: 200 E. Market St Aberdeen, WA 98520
  • Form of Government: Mayor-Council

Post Date: Jun 4 2018


The Finance Director plans, organizes, and directs the City’s financial functions including treasury management, budget management, general accounting, and financial reporting and analysis. The position performs accounting, analytical, and project studies; also functions as City Clerk, attends City Council meetings, serves as a resource to Committees, City Boards, Commissions, and department heads; and is responsible for the City’s financial visions, long range plans, risk management functions, and financial records. The position also serves as a representative of the City on the LEOFF I pension boards. The director is responsible for completion of the preliminary and final City budget and the Annual Financial Report for the City.
Aberdeen is seeking an experienced director or senior manager with a Bachelor’s Degree, at least six years of experience in public sector financial management, a CPA is preferred. The position requires a collaborative, knowledgeable, problem-solving professional with a thorough knowledge and understanding of the principals and practices of management, accounting, financial management, and budget preparation. The ideal candidate will be motivated by a strong sense of public service, have a thorough understanding of local government, and be committed to outstanding customer service and continuous improvement. He or she will also recognize the value of being a visible, accessible and actively engaged member of the community.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as a team player as well as a leader. Ideal candidates will demonstrate a history of progressive, proactive and innovative program development, as well as a track record of successful follow-through and implementation.

Washington State PERS Retirement
Medical, dental, and vision employee and family coverage
Life and AD&D Insurance
Paid leave time, medical leave and holidays
Deferred Compensation – currently employer matched up to 4%
Employee Assistance Program