City of Moses Lake, WA – Finance Director

City of Moses Lake, WA

Salary: $117,759 – $139,978 (New Increased Salary)

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Moses Lake, WA

Moses Lake, Washington (Pop. 24,000) is situated on the shores of the lake that inspired its name and is centrally located between Seattle and Spokane on Highway 1-90 between fields of agriculture, freshwater lakes, and popular recreational destinations. The area enjoys on average 300 sunny days a year and recreational opportunities abound with world-class fishing, hunting, biking, hiking, camping, golf, boating, ballooning, and hydro races. Moses Lake is situated in central Washington State in an outdoor recreation mecca. Many visitors come to enjoy water sports activities on Moses Lake, which has 120 miles of shoreline, covers 6,500 acres, and is one of the largest natural freshwater lakes in the state.


The City, Department and Position

Moses Lake has a council-manager form of government; 7 elected council members and the Mayor is elected by the council members. The City Manager is appointed by the City Council. Moses Lake’s budget for 2021 is $95,096,000 with a General Fund of $29,536,000. The City employs 213 regular FTE’s and over 200 seasonal workers.


The Finance Department’s divisions including Accounting, Utility Billing, and IT Services. The Accounting Division develops the annual budget in conjunction with the City Manager and the Department Directors, annual financial reports, and accounting for all assets of the City. All investments are administered by this department as well as the financing of debt instruments issued by the City. The Utility Division is responsible for the billing and collection of business license, water, sewer, garbage, stormwater, and ambulance fees. The IT Division is responsible for internal installation and upkeep of all hardware and software for the City. The Finance Department operates with 15 employees on a budget of $2,916,377.


Under the direction of the City Manager, the Finance Director serves as a strategic member of the City’s Leadership team and is responsible for directing and coordinating the functions of the City’s Finance Department, including the work of the Finance, Information Technology, and Utility Billing divisions.


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