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 Accountant/Financial Analyst - Brownsville, Washington, United States

Job information
Posted by: City of Bremerton 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Accounting
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: sPvWMNk6w9XuyDjHiomiTaanCI2Had / Latpro-3774370 
Date posted: Feb-21-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98310


CITY OF BREMERTON invites applications for the position of:

Accountant/Financial Analyst

SALARY: $37.94 - $44.81 Hourly

OPENING DATE: 02/19/21

CLOSING DATE: 03/06/21 05:00 PM


Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Financial Services, performs a wide variety of high level accounting, budgeting, cash management, and financial reporting functions. Duties may include, but are not limited to, job costing, budget forecasting, project management accounting, grant accounting, capital asset and inventory accounting and reporting, depreciation analysis, debt service accounting, equipment rental and replacement accounting, preparation of state, federal and GAAP financial reports, researching and interpreting accounting regulations, etc. The individual must also exercise a considerable amount of judgment.



intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission

of specific statements does not exclude them from the position.)

  • Act as financial consultant to departments within the City. Interact with and respond to inquiries from departmental managers and staff and staff of other agencies regarding financial accounting, investment, and fund balance reports. Interpret and explain financial-related data to managers and non-financial staff.
  • Oversee flow of accounting duties and ensure accuracy of financial information. Prepare complex financial documents and analyses for directors and managers.
  • Prepare various technical reports including excise taxes for the State of Washington and other state mandated monthly, quarterly, and yearly reports; monitor changes in laws that impact the content and preparation of these reports.
  • Compile, analyze and review financial information used in annual reports to the State and other external stakeholders and assist with the preparation of the year-end financial statements (CAFR).
  • Assist with the preparation, review, and compilation of the City’s annual budget.
  • Monitor management of budgets across all City funds, departments and divisions.
  • Compile necessary information to assist with the preparation of the annual allocation of overhead costs to the City’s operating fund.
  • Perform financial audits and implement needed changes.
  • Perform special project research, analysis, and report writing work as assigned.
  • Maintain financial aspects of City’s equipment rental program, including equipment inventory and replacement schedule, change in replacement reserves, calculation of equipment repair rates and maintenance cost recovery processes.
  • Identify efficiencies and make recommendations for process changes. Complete various related reconciliations and financial statements.
  • Assist in maintaining the accuracy of postings to the general ledger, including maintaining project numbers and the chart of accounts in conformance with Washington State BARS requirements.
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly accounting journal entries for posting to the general ledgers of all government funds to accurately reflect the distribution of income and expenses; maintain other fiscal records to support the reports issued by the department.
  • Prepare trial balances, balance sheets, income and cash flow statements to include preparation of appropriate projections, monitoring and analysis.
  • Responsible for grant and loan administration, as directed, to include maintaining subsidiary ledgers for grants and reconciling to the general ledgers.
  • Prepare and submit appropriate grant draws and closeout documentation.
  • Requires a broad understanding of federal, state, and local grant requirements and coordination with various departments in implementing grant agreements and contracts.
  • Account for receipts and expenditures, bonded indebtedness and capital assets.
  • Maintain and reconcile records for material inventory, fleet maintenance, capital assets and depreciation.
  • Distribute materials, labor and equipment costs to appropriate accounts.
  • Perceive when non-routine activities are required and offer to help without needing to be asked.
  • Make efforts to modify workload to assist with emergencies, assignments, or projects whenever feasible.
  • Maintains confidentiality of work-related issues, client records, and City information.

Other Duties:

  • Regular attendance is an essential requirement
  • Performs related work as assigned and/or required



  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or a related field plus five or more years of progressively responsible accounting experience, preferably in a municipal setting, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must pass a background investigation and be bondable.
  • Certified Public Accountant license is desirable.

Knowledge of:

  • City, state, and federal laws and procedures governing public sector accounting and reporting requirements.
  • Advanced knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB), Governmental Accounting, Accounting and Financial Reporting (GAAFR), and Washington State Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting Systems (BARS).
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration.
  • Proficient computer skills with thorough knowledge of spreadsheet and word processing programs and network systems. Skill using data base systems to maintain records and generate reports.
  • Modern office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Ability to:

  • Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations. Prepare accurate and detailed financial and statistical reports. Analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, project consequences of proposed actions and implement recommendations in support of goals.
  • Prepare, interpret and communicate financial information verbally and in spreadsheet format.
  • Establish effective financial reporting systems and procedures.
  • Effectively communicate with user departments and establish working relationships with fellow employees and the public.
  • Meet deadlines and establish objectives relative to financial reporting and other work assignments.
  • Work in a rapid pace work environment, to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Exercise individual initiative and discretion in confidential matters and to respect confidential matters regarding other employees and councilmembers.
  • Communicate, read, write and understand English at a level necessary for efficient job performance.
  • Work under time pressure to meet deadlines, be flexible and willing to do other tasks when needed.
  • Work without direct supervision.


Applicants can apply on-line by clicking the link in this posting to go to the City of Bremerton website or application packets may be obtained from the Human Resources Department, Cobweb, or by calling (360) 473-5348.

Required Application Materials: City application and personal résumé are required.

Incomplete application packets will not be considered. Required application materials must be returned to the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. The City of Bremerton is NOT responsible for errors of any kind with faxed or e-mailed application packets. Original signature is required on paper application forms. It is the responsibility of the applicant to carefully list all pertinent experience and training.

Appraisal of Experience and Education/Training: At this initial review, application packets may be evaluated entirely on the basis of information you provided in the completed City application form. Applicants should include all relevant information on the City application. Applicant’s education, training, and experience will be assessed. The passing score is 70%. The top qualifying candidates will be invited to participate further in the examination process .Meeting or exceeding qualifications does not guarantee the applicant will be invited to participate in the oral examination process.

Oral Examination: A panel will evaluate the applicant’s training, experience, and ability to perform the job. Placement on the eligibility list is determined by weighted examination scores as follows:

Appraisal of application packet regarding Experience and Education/Training -

Passing Score 70% - Weight 40%

Oral Examination - Passing Score 70% - Weight 60%

Applicants must achieve a score of 70% or better on each portion of the exam in order to be placed on the hiring list.

NOTE TO APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES: Applicants with disabilities who will need special accommodation for examination must advise Human Resources no later than one (1) week prior to the scheduled examination so that appropriate arrangements can be made. (360) 473-5348.


Fair Labor Standards Act: The classification is non-exempt under the laws of Fair Labor Standards Act minimum wage and overtime provisions.

Representation: The classification is included in the bargaining unit pursuant to the Recognition Article of the current labor agreement between the City of Bremerton and the Teamsters Local 589.

Civil Service: The classification is excluded from the City's Civil Service System.

Appointment and Removal Authority: The position is filled by appointment by the Department Head. Removal is by action of the Department Head in conformance with Human Resources Policies.

This classification specification does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and employee. It is subject to change by the City, with the approval of Human Resources, as the needs of the City and requirements change.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of the City of Bremerton to offer equal employment opportunity to all individuals. The City of Bremerton will administer all actions with respect to employment practices in compliance with federal, state and local laws, and will not discriminate in any employment practice on the basis of age (40+), sex, race, creed, color, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, marital status, military status, or the presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability.

ADA Statement

The City of Bremerton does not discriminate on the basis of disability in programs and activities, which it operates pursuant to the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and ADA Amendments Act. This policy extends to both employment and admission to participation in the programs, services and activities of the City of Bremerton. Reasonable accommodation for employees or applicants for employment will be provided. The City of Bremerton is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce.


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