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Finance Manager

City of Anacortes

City of Anacortes

Accounting & Finance
Anacortes, WA, USA
Posted on Thursday, December 21, 2023

The City of Anacortes is seeking a Finance Manager to join our Finance team in serving the citizens of Anacortes, elected officials, City employees, and other City departments.

Anacortes’ high quality of life and strong sense of community make it a desirable place to live and work, a fact that is proudly attested to by its 17,000+ residents. Tenure among its employees is long and turnover rates are low. Employees have a strong work ethic and are committed to providing responsive and quality public services to a diverse citizenry.

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Job Description

Initial application review will take place after closing date.

In an effort to reduce implicit bias, the City of Anacortes often utilizes a blind hiring process for application review and initial interviews. Applicants’ information including demographics, names, addresses, relationships, and references are removed prior to application review. Candidates will only be identified with a first name through the initial interview phase. Our hope is that anonymizing applications will, again, reduce bias and ensure assessments are based upon qualifications. If you have questions or concerns regarding this process, please reach out to the Human Resources Department.


BA degree in accounting, including courses or experience in government accounting. CPA preferred. Four years of increasingly responsible experience in accounting systems, preferably in government or municipal accounting. Must understand reporting aspects of government accounting, the federal requirements of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and the state requirements of the Auditor's Office. Must be bondable. Must possess a valid Washington State driver's license.

Miscellaneous Information

Benefits include choice between medical plans including health savings accounts with high deductible health plans, flexible spending accounts, prescription plans, dental, orthodontia, & vision, dual insurance incentives for spouses & dependents, choice of Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plan 2 or Plan 3 pension, choice of two deferred compensation programs, vacation beginning at 8 hours/month, sick leave beginning at 1 day/month, bereavement leave, 11 paid holidays, and 3 personal holidays, exchange time accrual, long-term disability, life insurance for employee and dependents, employee assistance program, and fitness reimbursement plans.