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Accounting Supervisor - City of Kirkland ( Job # 19-0149)

This job is closed.

Minimum Salary: $6,274.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $8,095.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Finance & Administration
Closes: December 31, 2019 at 3:00 PM
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The Accounting Supervisor supervises the City’s accounting functions including accounts receivable, cash management, general ledger maintenance, financial reporting and payroll.



  1. Supervises the day-to-day accounting activities of the finance accounting staff. Supervises accounting staff to ensure smooth functioning and meeting of deadlines for accounts receivable, cash reconciliation, general ledger maintenance, financial reporting, internal controls and payroll.
  2. Coordinates City’s annual audit and serves as a representative to the State Auditor’s Office and other auditing agencies.
  3. Supervises the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report within legal deadlines and current standards.
  4. Administers the core modules of the automated financial system.
  5. Ensures compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and practices, and Internal Revenue Service regulations.  Assures that the City’s accounting and purchasing activities are performed in accordance with local, state and federal laws, regulations and standards.

Special Note

Application requirements:

A completed application must include:

  • a resume and cover letter; please note how you meet minimum qualifications within that letter
  • a list of 3 to 5 professional references

Incomplete application packets will not be considered.

This opportunity includes a full benefit package: medical/dental vision for employee and dependents, deferred compensation plan, 2x annual salary life insurance, vacation and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, free on-site parking, on site work-out facility.

Hours of Work

40 hours/week.  Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, plus 5 years progressively responsible professional level governmental finance experience including 2 years of supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
  • 2 years of responsibility coordinating and preparing comprehensive annual financial reports preferred.
  • CPA
Working Conditions & Physical Activities

Work is conducted in a typical office setting. Position typically requires extended periods of sitting while performing keyboard operations.

Selection Process

Applicants who are invited to participate in the interview process will be notified by phone or email.

  • First interviews are tentavely scheduled for January 8, 2020

While final selection will not occur until after closing, screening may commence prior to the closing date.


City Hall
123 5th Ave
Kirkland, WA 98033