The Finance & Administration department consists of financial and accounting services, personnel services, risk management, and city clerk services. Financial and accounting services responsibilities include budget preparation and oversight, financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable, payroll and benefits administration, fixed asset tracking, cash receipting and collections, cash and investment management, grant management, debt management, evaluation and implementation of internal controls.
Personnel services responsibilities include human resources management and administration of employee benefits. Risk management responsibilities include processing claims and incidents, maintaining property and liability insurance, and providing opportunities for city-wide training. The City Clerk's Office provides Council meeting support, including agendas, minutes and meeting attendance; oversees City records management; updates the Kenmore Municipal Code; and processes official City documents, such as contracts, ordinances, and resolutions.