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Finance Manager

Kittitas County

Ellensburg, Washington 98926
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Job Details

The current vacancy in the Public Works Department is a full-time, benefited, exempt position expected to start as soon as possible.



Finance Management

  • Maintain integrity of department’s financial software system modules including Job Cost, Inventory, Equipment, and General Ledger.

  • Prepare annual financial report (including WSDOT and CRAB) and create periodic financial management reports for the Public Works Director and supervisory staff. Assist in interpreting financial data.

  • Conduct financial trend analysis, interpret data, and provide forecasts and recommendations.

  • Monitor and apply accounting principles, internal controls, provide recommendations and schedules for major accounting functions, and implement revisions and new procedures as required.

  • Assist the Maintenance Manager with the development of the County Road Maintenance Management System. Develop monthly reporting as required by CRAB.

  • Responsible to coordinate, facilitate and provide information for the department’s annual audit by the Washington State Auditor’s Office. Coordinate with technical support.

  • Serve as Investment Officer for the Public’s Works funds; coordinate investments with the County Treasurer.

  • Emergency Management – Act as Alternate Applicant Agent, assign project numbers, communication with Federal Emergency Management Agency staff and state Military Department staff, manage project reimbursement and project closeout.

  • Develop financial policies and procedures for the department.


  • Prepare annual budget for the Director’s review, including data collection and coordination with supervisory staff and County Auditor’s Office.

  • Monitor the annual budget, analyze accounts and recommend adjustments.

  • Audit monthly payroll, review and approve accounts payables.

  • Monitor State and Federal grant reimbursement.

  • Audit contractor pay estimates. Assist with periodic project audits by granting agency.


  • Create and maintain a supportive work environment and an efficient, engaged team.

  • Perform supervisory functions including staff assignments, training and development, coaching and feedback, and evaluation of employee performance; make recommendations for recruitment as well as disciplinary actions when necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with various County policies, procedures, labor contracts, etc.


  • Five (5) years government experience in accounting, budgeting or fiscal management including two (2) years in a supervisory capacity.

  • A four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Governmental Finance, or closely related field.

  • Advanced level experience with computerized accounting software and Microsoft Excel and Word.

  • Equivalent documented education/experience may be considered in lieu of education.

  • A criminal history background check will be performed. Candidates may not qualify if they have misdemeanor or felony charges or convictions. Convictions will not necessarily disqualify you from employment. Factors such as age and time of the offense, seriousness and nature of the violation, and rehabilitation will be taken into account.

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