Finance and Administration


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The Department of Finance and Administration provides a variety of customer services, including: utility billing, cemetery services, pet licensing, and public disclosure requests.

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Michael Olson
Director of Finance & Administration


Admin: Melissa Bartoletti

Michael Olson has been with the City of Kirkland since December 2003.   He was first hired as the Treasury Manager, then became Deputy Director in 2007 and was promoted to the Director of Finance and Administration in 2015.

Michael has worked in local government in the Puget Sound area for nearly 30 years.  Prior to Kirkland, Michael worked for the cities of Federal Way, Seattle, Shoreline and Woodinville.  Michael has a Master’s in Business Administration from Seattle University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington.  He is a licensed CPA and a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP). Michael has served as President for the Washington Public Treasurers Association and Puget Sound Finance Officers Association.

The Customer Accounts Division is responsible for the city's cash receipts and the billing and collection functions associated with the water and sewer utility, sanitation service, pet licenses, and business licenses. This division also provides administrative services for the city's cemetery and accepts applications for passports

The Purchasing Division provides services for purchases materials, supplies, and equipment for City business. This division also obtains quotes and estimates for contracted services such as public works, professional services, and large equipment purchases.

The City Clerk's Office supports the Mayor and City Council, oversees the Hearing Examiner function, coordinates City elections with King County, maintains official City records, files interlocal agreements and oversees public disclosure.

The Accounting Division manages the accounting activities for the city, and is responsible for accounts payable and financial reporting. This division is also responsible for coordinating internal and external audits.

The Payroll Division coordinates and processes the City’s semi-monthly payroll.   

The Financial Planning Division coordinates the preparation of the City's Budget and Capital Improvement Program, and provides financial planning and analysis support to other city departments, the City Manager and the City Council. 


The Department of Finance and Administration is committed to excellence in the provision of financial services and records management. We work as a team to provide services and information to the public, the City Council, and our fellow employees that are timely, impartial, supportive, and consistent with professional standards, legal requirements, and Council policy.