City of Maple Valley WA – Finance Director

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    Kate Hansen

    The City of Maple Valley is seeking a reliable, proactive, and collaborative Finance Director for this award-winning and charming city of 28,000 located 27 miles southeast of Seattle. Known for its natural beauty and forested neighborhoods, Maple Valley was voted “Best Place to Raise Kids in Washington” by Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine and “Best Town for Families” by Family Circle Magazine.

    The City of Maple Valley operates with a Council/Manager form of government and a seven-member Council elected for four-year terms. The City operates with a 2023 budget of $26 million and a team of 57 FTEs. City staff, led by City Manager Laura Philpot, enjoy a positive and healthy working relationship with the City Council.


    Reporting to the City Manager, the Finance Director is responsible for developing and monitoring the City’s operating and capital budgets under the direction of the City Manager and in partnership with the Department Directors. The Finance Director is also responsible for the oversight, management and review of all financial operations, including accounts payable, payroll, accounts receivable, cash and investment management, all financial reporting including the City’s Annual Comprehensive Financial Report (ACFR), accurate monthly and year end statements, and asset inventory.

    The Finance Director oversees a departmental budget of $864,206 and a team of three FTEs. Direct reports include the Payroll Accountant, Accounts Payable Accountant, and Senior Financial Analyst.


    This is an excellent opportunity to work in the beautiful City of Maple Valley in Western Washington. Maple Valley is a friendly community with a great quality of life, a stable Council-Manager form of government, and has been one of the fastest growing communities over the last decade. The new Finance Director will join a dedicated and professional finance team and serve as a key member of the City’s senior leadership team to solidify the City’s long-term capital project funding plan and implement a long-term financial sustainability strategy for the City.

    View the full position profile and job description at

    More Information: GMP Consultants is assisting the City of Maple Valley with this search. Learn more at The City of Maple Valley is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First Review is August 27, 2023.

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