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City of Edmonds Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities in Edmonds, Washington

Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities

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Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities


$6,624.00 - $8,216.00 Monthly


Edmonds, WA

Job Type

Full Time - Regular


Public Works

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Union Classification

AFSCME (Council 2)

Application Requirements

A completed online application, an attached resume, and an accompanying cover letter are required to be considered for this position. An incomplete application packet will disqualify you. Applicants may attach additional information that will assist us in the review and selection process.

Social Security Notice

Regular full time and regular part time City of Edmonds employees do not participate in the Social Security program. For information on how this may affect your retirement benefit, please call Social Security or visit their website

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COVID-19 Notice: This position has been approved to be filled and recruitments efforts are ongoing. Please be conscious of possible delays in the process related to COVID-19.

Applications received through Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 4:30 PM will receive priority first review. This position will remain opened until filled but may be closed at any time a qualified candidate is selected.

About the Position

The Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities performs professional financial management and accounting activities for the Public Works and Utilities Department.

Please note that this position has been temporarily assigned to the Administrative Services Department which may become a permanent change.

To view the full job description visit the following link: Financial Manager for Public Works & Utilities

Please note the AFSCME union contract is currently in negotiations. The wages posted are 2021 wages. Any change to wages and/or benefits will be based on the final ratified union contract.

About the Department

Public Works & Utilities serves a growing population of over 40,000 residents and businesses. The Department is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure maintenance, operations, and civil engineering services to our citizens involving street transportation and traffic control, storm runoff and surface water management, drinking water distribution, sewage collection and conveyance, and wastewater treatment.

The Department also provides many critical internal services for the organization such as the maintenance of City buildings and facilities as well as the management of a diverse fleet of light and heavy equipment and vehicles.

These services are provided through the department's seven functional divisions operating out of the Public Works Operations & Maintenance Center, the regional Edmonds Wastewater Treatment Plant, and the second floor of City Hall.

About the City

The City of Edmonds is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound waterfront with a population of 42,470 and is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a full range of services, including contracted fire services, police services a municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing arts facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater treatment facility, along with parks and recreation community events and services. Six department directors report directly to the Mayor and oversee approximately 241 full–time equivalent employees.

Examples of Duties

Essential Functions

  • Responsible for preparing Public Works Department grant agency invoicing and reimbursements to ensure that grant and contract work is reimbursed to the City in a timely manner. Provides similar services for other departmental grants being managed by the Public Works Department.

  • Prepares and submits accurate and timely Public Works Department Capital Work In Progress status reports as required by the Finance Department.

  • Following guidance and policies established by the Finance Department, establishes and maintains project accounting codes and structures to ensure a consistent application of these policies across all Divisions in the Public Works Department.

  • Responsible for working as the key Public Works Department team member in developing the text and data necessary to prepare any revenue bond statements for reports on existing debt as well as for new borrowings.

  • Responsible for providing Public Works Department forecasts and summaries to the Finance Department and the Public Works Director for use in the development of the City's Capital Improvement Program.

  • Responsible for providing confidential research reports and analysis as requested for the Public Works Department labor negotiating representatives.

  • Responsible for developing the information required by the Director to respond to budget questions and accounting inquiries from other department directors, Council members, and citizens.

  • Responsible for coordinating Public Works Department submittals to Finance for completion of the fixed asset reconciliation.

  • Responsible for preparing and maintaining a variety of reports, including preparing and presenting staff reports and other necessary correspondence as requested by the Director

  • Responsible for preparing ad hoc reports as requested by Public Works Department Divisions, and/or outside agencies as requested by the Director, and working on a variety of special projects as assigned by the Director.

  • Responsible for participating in the preparation of the City's annual budget by assisting Public Works Department Division Managers with their budgets; analyzing requested funding levels; preparing assigned portions of the budget document in coordination with the Director and other staff.

  • Responsible for providing information as requested by the Director in the preparation of the City's Long-range Financial Plan.

  • Provides data and evaluation for updating Public Works capital asset records, provide periodic reports to the Public Works Director and Finance Department to ensure assets are accurately recorded in the City's capital asset system; accurately records and documents Public Works capital asset dispositions and trade-ins.

  • May be required to serve as staff on a variety of internal committees.

  • Attendance at occasional evening meetings may be required to represent the division or department at City Council meetings.

  • Responsible for attending and participating in professional group meetings, and maintaining awareness of new trends and developments in the fields related to the areas assigned.

  • Responsible for incorporating new developments in management and accounting as assigned, and ensuring processes, policies and practices are interpreted and applied consistently and effectively within the Public Works department.

  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field and

  • Three years of progressively responsible financial management experience and/or professional accounting that includes experience developing financial reports and recordkeeping, and budget preparation in a medium to large scale municipal or private sector organization, two years budgeting and accounting experience related to municipal utilities;

  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • CPA license desired but not required.

  • Must be able to successfully complete and pass a background check & credit check.

Supplemental Information

Working Conditions


  • Office environment.

  • Constant interruptions.

Physical Abilities

  • Hearing, speaking or otherwise communicating to exchange information in person or on the phone.

  • Operating a computer keyboard or other office equipment.

  • Reading and understanding a variety of materials.

  • Sitting or otherwise remaining stationary for extended periods of time.

  • Bending at the waist, reaching above shoulders and horizontally or otherwise positioning oneself to accomplish tasks.

  • May have to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.


  • Occasional contact with angry and/or dissatisfied customers.

Benefits information is available below and varies based on classification status. Regular, part time employees may be eligible for prorated benefits.

Please visit the HR Benefits Website ( for more information.


What are your salary expectations? Please do not disclose current or prior position salary.


Which selection below best describes your level of education?

  • High School or GED

  • Some College or Certificate

  • Associates Degree

  • Bachelors Degree

  • Masters Degree

  • None of the above


    Which of the following most closely matches your program of study?

  • None or Not Applicable

  • Accounting

  • Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Other related field


    If you selected "other related field" above, please specify.


    As demonstrated by your application, which option best describes your experience with progressively responsible financial management and/or professional accounting that includes experience developing financial reports and recordkeeping, and budget preparation in a medium to large scale municipal or private sector organization?

  • No Experience

  • Less than 3 years

  • 3 years or more

  • Less than 3 years with equivalent training and/or experience.


    Does your experience include at least two years of budgeting and accounting experience related to municipal utilities?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a CPA license?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Edmonds


121 5th Ave N Edmonds, Washington, 98020