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Kitsap 911, a 911 Dispatch Center located in Bremerton, WA, is seeking a Finance Manager.


General Description: The Finance Manager oversees and manages complex budget, accounting, finance, and payroll functions for all facets of Kitsap 911 operations.

The Finance Manager is a key member of the Kitsap 911 Management team, including identifying workplace and employee related issues and assisting with developing contract negotiation strategies and positions. The Finance Manager briefs the Executive Director and the Kitsap 911 governing board as needed on all finance and budgetary matters. The successful candidate will demonstrate exceptional professional expertise in budget and finance, as well as exemplary judgement in developing, planning, coordinating, and implementing budget and fiscal operations that meet Kitsap 911 needs and priorities. This position requires the ability to work independently and with a great deal latitude when making decisions that have agency-wide impact.

Expectations and Examples of Duties: This job description reflects the general concept and intent of the classification of Finance Manager and should not be construed as a detailed statement of all work requirements that may be inherent in the position:

• Plans, organizes, coordinates and directs financial planning and administration of Kitsap 911, including reviewing all financial transactions and controlling appropriate fund expenditure, analyzing financial statements and cash flow including current and anticipated revenue.

•Ensures compliance with standard accounting practices and fiscal procedures. Understands and applies Generally Accepted Accounting principles and remains current on Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements (statements, interpretations, bulletins, and exposure drafts).

•Identifies and resolves accounting and financial management control issues and establishes financial internal control systems.

•Is proficient with the Microsoft Office standard suite.

•Compiles data and prepares reports on financial/fiscal activities.

•Establish and enforce financial, procurement, and payroll procedures and methods, and monitor for compliance with applicable legal requirements.

•Plans, coordinates and prepares the agency's annual budget consistent with governing board direction, in close coordination with the Executive Director. Provides general direction for the budget process including long and short range revenue and expenditure forecasts, capital budgets, and organizational and program budgets.

•Maintains and assists with preparing vendor user agreements with member agencies and manages timely billing and collection of fees, as well as contract development.

•Processes and maintains bank reconciliations and performs other accounting functions such as general ledger entries, account analysis, amortization and adjustment.

•Processes all aspects of payroll, including Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) timekeeping compliance, and payment of required quarterly and annual payroll taxes and insurance.

•Recruits and selects staff, provides training to staff, evaluates overall employee and unit effectiveness and responsiveness, and implements strategies to improve both individual and unit productivity and efficiency.

•Communicates effectively with staff at all levels, and maintains collegial, productive working relationships with all staff. • Works in a highly organized manner, and is able to meet deadlines and adhere to reporting timelines.


Working Environment/Physical Requirements:

Work generally takes place in an indoor climate-controlled environment.


The position requires the ability to:

•Sit for extended periods

•Use repetitive motions while entering information using a keyboard

•Have vision, depth perception, and peripheral vision sufficient to read computer screen data •Exert force of 10 pounds occasionally, and push, carry, pull and lift up to 15 pounds occasionally

•Grasp and handle documents and paper

Speak and hear sufficiently to communicate effectively and respond appropriately in person and over the phone

•During emergencies or special projects, this position may be required to work extended hours to complete work, attend meetings, or answer questions either in person or by phone

•Walk short distances frequently

•Tolerate exposure to computer monitor and frequent interruptions, as well as normal office noise


Minimum Qualifications The Finance Manager must:

•Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Driver's License

•Possess a ready and dependable means of transportation

•Successfully pass each part of a multi-phase pre-employment examination, which may include medical/fitness, drug test, and psychological examinations as well as a criminal background check that includes a national fingerprint check through law enforcement.

•Submit official transcripts or diploma from an accredited school, or proof of completion of specific training, education, or certification if education if the job requires specific certification(s)

•Demonstrate initiative and good judgement

•Skillfully navigate and manage multiple simultaneous projects Education Requirements: Bachelor's degree or higher in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or related field AND three (3) years related experience budget preparation and management, accounting, auditing, or closely related field. Desirable, but not required:

•Certified Public Accountant •Governmental accounting and financial management experience The Finance Manager is:

•Classified as exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and is not eligible for overtime.

•May be hired as an At Will Employee, or under a specific employment contract Kitsap 911 offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, PERS retirement, paid time off, deferred comp, and a flexible work environment.


Kitsap 911 is an Equal Opportunity Employer. (CALEA 4.1.4c)


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