Chapter 2.12


2.12.010    Department created.

2.12.020    Finance director – Position created and appointment.

2.12.030    Qualifications.

2.12.040    Duties and powers.

2.12.050    Salary.

*Cross reference(s) – Personnel, title 2, subtitle IV; revenue and finance, title 3.

2.12.010 Department created.

There is hereby created the finance department for the purpose of performing all finance accounting and auditing functions of the city. The department shall be supervised by the finance director who shall serve as its director, who shall have complete charge of all of the work of the department, and who shall be responsible for hiring and supervising employees of the department.

(Ord. No. 3512, § 4, 6-6-00)

2.12.020 Finance director – Position created and appointment.

There is hereby created the position known as finance director. The position is created in accordance with the City of Kent Policies and Procedures Manual. The finance director shall be appointed by the mayor in accordance with the provisions of the City of Kent Policies and Procedures Manual solely on the basis of professional experience, education and demonstrated knowledge of accepted practices relating to the duties of the department.

(Ord. No. 3512, § 4, 6-6-00)

2.12.030 Qualifications.

The finance director must have the following or equivalent qualifications: he or she must be a graduate of a recognized college or university and have at least five (5) years’ experience in financial administration, accounting or similar fields as deemed appropriate to the position by the appointing authority.

(Ord. No. 3512, § 4, 6-6-00)

2.12.040 Duties and powers.

It shall be the duty of the finance director to:

1. Be responsible for the management of the city’s investment and debt portfolios.

2. Assist city administration in budget preparation and monitoring.

3. Maintain the accounting system in accordance with recognized practices and standards.

4. Maintain the payroll system.

5. Exercise control of accounts payable.

6. Maintain an inventory of capital assets.

7. Collect all city funds, including the provision of billing and customer service for city utilities, special assessments and traffic violations.

8. Provide meter reading and related functions.

9. Monitor the operations of services provided to other city departments as directed by the mayor including purchasing, printing, building and facility maintenance operations and other support service functions.

The finance director shall perform such other duties as the city council, mayor or city administrator may direct or as may be required by the laws of the state.

(Ord. No. 3512, § 4, 6-6-00)

2.12.050 Salary.

The salary of the finance director shall be that as established in the annual city budget.

(Ord. No. 3512, § 4, 6-6-00)