Budget & Finance Director
Soos Creek Water & Sewer District
Salary: $130,000 - $176,700
The Soos Creek Water & Sewer District (SCWSD) is just 11 miles south of Seattle, Washington, and provides services to unincorporated King County and the cities of Auburn, Black Diamond, Covington, Kent, Maple Valley, and Renton. Southern King County is one of the fastest-growing regions in the state and is home to manufacturers known worldwide, such as The Boeing Company and PACCAR, and also offers some of the most popular retail outlets, an abundance of entertainment and dining options, and world-class healthcare facilities. With affordable housing, an excellent transportation system, and award-winning K-12 school systems, this region of the Puget Sound is one of the best areas in Washington to work and live.
The Soos Creek Water & Sewer District (SCWSD) is a municipal corporation governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners. SCWSD’s water comes from Seattle Public Utilities and the sanitary sewer system conveys wastewater to King County's South Treatment Plant for treatment and disposal. The District is one of the largest utilities in the state, providing water service delivery to over 67,360 residents and the sewer service area serves more than 114,000 people. SCWSD has approximately 40 FTEs and operates on a 2022 budget of $49.1 million.
Under the direction of the General Manager, the Budget & Finance Director has primary responsibility for a $45-$50 million annual operating budget and a $45 million five-year Capital Improvement Plan. This position is responsible for directing, coordinating, and managing activities and the staff of the Finance Department. This position performs a variety of complex professional, administrative, supervisory, and technical accounting and financial functions to manage and maintain fiscal systems and records, performs periodic and annual financial reporting, budget preparation and oversight, payroll administration, billing and collections, debt management and treasury management. The Budget & Finance Director also oversees the Information Technology function for the District, including the network, cybersecurity, hardware, software, including the District’s ERP system, communications and help desk support, oversees legal and fiscal compliance with federal, state and local regulations, and be responsible for the creation of the District’s annual budget and the District’s comprehensive annual financial reports.
It is required that candidates have a bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, business administration, public administration, or a related field, and 5-7 years of professional level finance/accounting experience in municipal finance with 4 years of supervisory experience. A Certified Public Accountant and/or Certified Public Finance Officer, and a master’s degree is preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities required to perform the job may 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 Soos Creek Water & Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: October 23, 2022 (open until filled).