About City Finance

City Finance is responsible for the financial operations of the City of Seattle. Working in partnership with the City’s Budget Director, City Finance oversees the City’s financial control functions and enterprise reporting responsibilities while working to achieve the goals set by the Mayor and the City Council.

City Finance, which includes approximately 160 employees, manages enterprise-wide transaction programs and is comprised of six divisions (listed below). City Finance also supports the City Council and its staff by providing financial information and technical expertise as they develop financial policies. The City Finance Director, a member of the Mayor’s Cabinet, serves on the board of the City’s retirement systems and is a voting member of the City’s Economic and Revenue Forecast Council.

Formerly part of another city department, City Finance became an autonomous organization on July 18, 2022, and now reports directly to the Mayor’s Office and the City Budget Director. This organization will allow for better alignment of the City’s financial operations and control activities with the City’s annual budget development process and ongoing financial planning.

City Finance Divisions
Business Systems
Citywide Accounting and Payroll
Debt Management
License and Tax Administration
Risk Management
Treasury Services

View the City Finance Organizational Chart