CITY OF BURIEN, WASHINGTON
NATURE OF WORK:
Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administrative Services, performs a wide
variety of high level accounting, budgeting, cash management and financial reporting
functions. Maintains official city accounting records according to the Washington State
Auditor's Office and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Develops and proposes to the
director a system of internal controls to ensure proper accounting financial reporting, and
safeguarding of the City’s assets. The Accounting Manager must be a highly motivated person
capable of working independently and in a team. This is a supervisory position.
ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES:
Develops internal controls and accounting policies and procedures that ensure compliance with
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting, Accounting and
Financial Reporting (GAAFR), and State of Washington Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting
Systems. Assures compliance with laws, codes and regulations governing municipal
Responsible for developing and revising as needed an accounting manual for the City of Burien
outlining policies and procedures for accounting functions.
Develops and proposes to the director a system of internal controls to ensure proper accounting
and reporting for public works projects; project labor distribution; grants; and engineering
overhead versus total project costs.
Develops, plans and supervises a system of internal controls to ensure proper accounting and
reporting of all LID projects, assessment rolls, lien records; approves listing of delinquencies
for referral to the City Attorney; and is responsible for proper management of all LID accounts
Sets standards for cash management and periodically audits cash management activities.
Monitors bank balance and serves as investment manager.
Supervises, and evaluates performance of assigned personnel, assi