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Department Functions

The Department of Finance and Administration is committed to excellence in the provision of financial and administrative services. 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 Policies.

The Finance and Administration Department manages the financial operations of the City as prescribed by state law, oversees all debt administration, banking services, and invests city money.

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 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, business and animal licensing. This division also provides administrative services for the city's cemetery and accepts applications for passports

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 City Clerk's Office
is responsible for public disclosure requests, legal notices, records management, service of process, official city records, City Council agendas and minutes.

The Purchasing Division
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.


Finance and Administration
Street Address: 123 5th Avenue, Kirkland WA 98033
Mailing Address: Utility Billing
P.O. Box 3865, Seattle, Washington 98124-3865

General Inquiries
T. 425.587.3001 | F. 425.587.3019