Finance Director - City of Kent, Washington

The City of Kent, WA (pop. 129,000, and approximately 34 sq. mi.), is located in the scenic Green River Valley 18 miles south of Seattle and 18 miles northeast of Tacoma, close to Mt. Rainier, Puget Sound, and the incomparable Olympic Peninsula. Washington’s sixth largest city, Kent operates under the Mayor-Council (strong mayor) form of government. Mayor Dana Ralph makes the hiring decision in collaboration with Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) Derek Matheson—the two are a strong team. The adopted 2019-2020 biennial budget is $676.8 million (GF $214 million). Just over 60% of Kent’s approximately 700 FTEs are represented by one of three unions: Kent Police Officers Association, Teamsters, or AFSCME.

Reporting to the CAO, Kent’s next Finance Director is an outstanding municipal finance professional and an innovative, creative, proactive, visionary, and solution-oriented leader, who will help address the significant finance and budget challenges facing the City. A bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration, or a related field, and five to seven years of professional management experience in municipal finance to include substantial experience with multiple bargaining units, are required. Experience in a full-service city comparable in size or a division manager in a larger city preferred. CPA strongly preferred. Graduate degree preferred. Annual salary range is $123,036 to $190,776.

Filing deadline is May 22, 2019. Contact Andrew Gorgey.
Resumes are acknowledged within 2 business days.