About City Finance

Our Vision: Be a leader in public-sector financial management through continuous innovation, quality service, and data-driven decision making.

Our Mission: Support a sound financial foundation for the benefit of Seattle residents, constituents, and businesses.

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.

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

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City Finance

Jamie Carnell, Interim Director
Address: 700 Fifth Ave., 4th Floor, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 34214, Seattle, WA, 98124-4214
Phone: (206) 684-8484
Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

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City Finance manages the financial operations of the City of Seattle and oversees the City’s financial controls and enterprise reporting while working to achieve the goals set by the Mayor and the City Council.