Located between the beautiful Cascade Mountain Range and the Puget Sound, Blaine, Washington is the “Gateway to the Pacific Northwest” and is blessed with the scenic beauty of nearby Mt. Baker and the San Juan Islands. Blaine enjoys the mild climate of northwest Washington and is situated along the Canadian border just 15 miles north of Bellingham, with the metropolitan attractions of Vancouver, British Columbia 30 minutes away, and Seattle just 100 miles to the south. Known for its close connection to Canada and the Vancouver metro area, Blaine offers residents an excellent school system, affordable housing, low crime, and a unique community with an abundance of natural beauty. Blaine is an open and welcoming community, embracing diversity while providing a clean and safe environment for both older and younger citizens. Blaine’s residents are involved in their community and problem-solving is approached creatively. Sustainability is achievable and evident in all facets of community life.
The successful candidate for Finance Director for the City of Blaine must be an experienced manager, adept at leading while also capable of working as a solid, thoughtful partner on the City’s management team. City Council and City administration enjoy a strong and supportive working relationship, encouraging growth and development of team members in their roles while expecting team members to be mutually supportive.
This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, Public Administration, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree is preferred. The incoming Finance Director must have a minimum of five years of experience in financial management with two years of supervisory experience. Certification as a Public Accountant, Management Accountant, or Public Finance Administrator is a plus.
The annual salary range for this position is between $105,000 and $120,000, dependent upon experience, with excellent benefits, including an additional 5% of gross salary contributed to deferred compensation.