Budget & Finance Director
City of Toppenish, Washington
Salary: $92,184 - $119,844
Incorporated in 1907, the City of Toppenish is located in the agricultural center of the Yakima Valley in central Washington. Home to 8,854 residents, Toppenish is culturally diverse with a Hispanic population of 75%. A premier place to live, work and play, Toppenish offers a temperate climate, a low cost of living, and a strong sense of community. Toppenish has preserved its beginnings as a rugged western town through restoration and beautification efforts that make it a popular tourist attraction today. Sitting amid productive agricultural fields, orchards, vineyards, and hop yards, Toppenish enjoys easy access to the Yakima River where residents and visitors enjoy fishing, boating, rafting, and much more. With warm summers, cool winters, and four distinct but mild seasons, Toppenish boasts 300 days of sunshine per year. The Yakima Valley is well known throughout the state as the heart of the Northwest craft beverage scene, and also offers award-winning wines and wine country tours.
The City of Toppenish operates under the Council-Manager form of government. The City’s seven Councilmembers hire the City Manager who serves as the City’s Chief Executive Officer. The City operates with 54 FTEs from five departments, including Executive, Fire, Police, Public Works, and Finance, on a 2023 budget of $30,977,306.
The Finance Department serves as the first point of contact for the City and is responsible for all finance functions, including customer service, accounts payable, accounts receivable, utility billing, and payroll. The Department operates with 6 FTEs on a 2023 budget of $1.1M. Under the limited supervision of the City Manager, the Budget & Finance Director exercises a high degree of initiative, independence, professional expertise and supervisory skills in management, administration and supervision of all of the City’s financial and accounting functions, property/liability insurance, risk management, strategic financial planning, capital assets, grant administration, and (contracted) municipal court. The Budget & Finance Director manages the daily activities and responsibilities assigned by the City Manager, making independent decisions on operational issues, managing, and evaluating the effectiveness of technical operations, monitoring implementation of the City budget, coordinating special projects and activities for departments, and ensuring that the City's programs are implemented in a manner consistent with City goals.
Any combination equivalent to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in Finance or Accounting, Public Administration, Business Administration, or a closely related field, and five years of increasingly responsible experience in municipal government, including two years of administrative and supervisory responsibility. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills, and abilities will be considered.
For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. The City of Toppenish is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 8, 2023 (open until filled).
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