Accounting Services Division Manager

Department/Agency of position: 
City of Tacoma Accounting Services Division
Location of position: 
Tacoma, WA
$104,624 – $134,160
Date Posted: 
Monday, August 19, 2019
Closing Date: 
Thursday, September 19, 2019
Job Description: 

The City of Tacoma, Washington, is centrally located just 32 miles south of Seattle and 31 miles north of the state capital, Olympia. 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.

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.

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.

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).