Finance Director – Job Opportunity
The City of Normandy Park is seeking an experienced, people-focused leader for an exciting career opportunity serving as the City’s Finance Director. You can travel across this country and not find a more gorgeous setting than Normandy Park! A coastal community sitting along Puget Sound halfway between Seattle and Tacoma, Normandy Park is nestled among mature conifers, deciduous trees, beaches, and clear streams. Normandy Park is one of the top neighborhoods in the Seattle/Tacoma metropolitan area. Surrounded by the larger cities of Burien to the north and Des Moines to the south, with incredible views of Puget Sound, Mt Rainer, and the Olympic Mountains to the west, Normandy Park is truly a “hidden gem” and a “center of calm.”
The City is proud of its unique character and small-town feel. Normandy Park is just under 7,000 in population and residents are very supportive of the local government and the services that are provided. The city’s total budget for 2021 is $16.7 million, including an $8.86 million General Fund budget. Property taxes are the major source of ongoing revenue, with over $500,000 in sales tax. Property owners also support an excess property tax levy as part of the tax burden. Other major revenue sources are utility taxes, franchise fees and State-shared revenues.
Under the general direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director develops, performs, plans, organizes, manages, provides leadership, implements, and oversees the financial activities of the City, including budget compliance, annual reporting, payroll, accounts payable and receivable, financial reporting, grants management and the development and maintenance of an integrated and automated financial accounting system. The ideal City of Normandy Park City Finance Director is an outstanding leader and manager with a demonstrated track record of achievement. The ideal candidate will work with staff, elected officials, and the public as a partner, supporter, and trusted adviser.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Provide support for the City Council, Metropolitan Parks District (MPD) and Transportation Benefit District (TBD) Boards, and Finance Committee, by attending meetings, reviewing all items that come before the Council, MPD and TBD Boards, providing analyses when requested, and following up on important
- Serve as the Budget Manager, Treasurer, and Debt Manager for the City, MPD, and TBD by preparing the City’s biennial budget, conducting financial forecasts, financial analysis, and comparative analysis and prepares reports on each, overseeing all accounting and finance functions, overseeing the annual audit and maintaining
- Provide the community with quarterly and annual Financial Reports and the Biennial
- Manages and supervises the staff that works in the Finance Department and provides support to the City’s Preschool Department.
Education and Experience
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business administration, or comparable discipline (Master’s degree in accounting, public, or business administration preferred) and a minimum of five years progressively responsible public management experience in a comparable municipal organization.
If you have any questions, please contact Brooks Wall at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This position is open until filled, and may be closed at any time based on the number of applications received.
The City of Normandy Park offers a comprehensive benefits package including [list package items] for employees and their dependents.