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CITY OF LAKE STEVENS Finance Manager in LAKE STEVENS, Washington

We're seeking a government finance professional who enjoys leading the day-to-day activities of finance staff; and preparing the annual financial report, internal audits and budget. Our ideal candidate has three to five years of progressively responsible Cash Basis government accounting experience, demonstrated leadership skills, and at least 2 years' supervisory experience.Apply by July 29, 2021 to be included in the first review of applications.This position is open until filled.About City of Lake StevensLake Stevens is a vibrant and growing community - the second fastest-growing city in Snohomish County - with a population of over 35,000 and plans for annexation in early 2021, which would make us the 4th largest city in the county.Lake Stevens is generally a residential community with access to numerous commercial, retail and recreational opportunities. Of course, the crown jewel of the community is the lake itself, which boasts some of the greatest water recreational opportunities in the county. Lake Stevens is also uniquely situated, being close to the lake, ocean, and Cascade mountains, to take advantage of many outdoor activities. The Lake Stevens Schools are excellent and, coupled with a city priority of parks and increased walkability, makes Lake Stevens an ideal place to raise a family.The City of Lake Stevens operates under the mayor-council system. The city’s motto, “One Community Around the Lake”, embodies our quality of life, top-ranked school district, and the City Council’s commitment to providing excellent services and amenities for its residents.Why City of Lake Stevens?Work-Life Balance– We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.FlexibleWork Schedules– The city offers a variety of work schedules to include potential hybrid/remote work dependent on meeting business necessities and supervisor approval.Plan For Your Future– The City of Lake Stevens offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to ourBenefits pagefor more information.POSITION PURPOSE:Under the limited supervision of the Finance Director, the Finance Manager provides leadership for day-to-day activities and provides staff and team development by assigning work, monitoring progress and evaluating performance. The position assists with managing payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, fixed asset accounting, capital project accounting, grant accounting, and financial audits. Responsibilities also include preparation of the annual financial report, internal audits, and budget preparation in accordance with BARS (Budgeting Accounting Reporting System).The position will use independent professional judgement to prepare a variety of reports, statements, and documents for finance projects, and be responsible for the maintenance, balancing and analysis of financial data. This position also oversees and/or assists with complex accounting tasks requiring a high degree of professional judgment in applying Cash Basis accounting principles and City policies.Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesEssential duties and responsib