• City of Tacoma, Washington
  • Tacoma, Washington
  • Aug 19, 2019
Full Time Accounting and Finance
  • Salary: $104,624 Annually
  • Salary Top: $134,160
  • Phone: 206-368-0050
  • Apply By: Sep 29, 2019



City of Tacoma, Washington

Salary$104,624 - $134,160  


Located at the foot of majestic Mount Rainier and along the shores of Commencement Bay, the City of Tacoma, Washington, is a vibrant community that offers countless cultural and educational opportunities. The nearby Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, the waters of the scenic Puget Sound, and the city’s many parks, including the 702-acre Point Defiance Park, offer a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Tacoma is centrally located just 32 miles south of Seattle and 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia. Incorporated in 1884, Tacoma has grown from its historical roots as a port town of sawmills into an international port city with a vibrant art community and abundant outdoor and community activities. With its affordable housing and distinctive neighborhoods, the city has been named one of the nation’s Most Livable Communities. With a population of approximately 213,000 residents, Tacoma is the third largest municipality in the state.


The City of Tacoma operates under a Council-Manager form of government, and currently has 6,667 employees and a total 2019-2020 biennial budget of $3.5 billion. The Finance Department is responsible for the financial operations of the City, including the budget, financial reports and records, procurement, accounts payable, investment of city funds and debt portfolio, taxes & licenses, risk management and payroll. The department has 100 fulltime employees divided into eight divisions: Administration, Budget, Treasury & Payroll, Tax & License, Procurement & Payables, Risk Management, Utilities Accounting, and Accounting Services.

Job Description

Under the direction of the Assistant Finance Director/Controller, the Accounting Services Division Manager plans, directs, manages, and oversees all accounting activities for general government departments, produces the City's annual financial reports, and oversees three Financial Managers and 13 accounting staff.

Job Requirements

The position requires a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Business, Finance, or a closely related field. A Certified Public Accountant is required. Municipal experience is strongly preferred, including 10 years of governmental accounting experience and 5 years of supervisory responsibility.

Special Instructions

For a complete position profile and to apply online, visit Prothman at, click on "Open Recruitments" and then click the position title. To apply, click on "Apply Online" and follow the directions provided. For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Tacoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: September 29, 2019 (open until filled).

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