The Finance Department manages Snohomish County’s accounting, budget, purchasing, risk management services, and public records office. The department is organized into five primary divisions:

  • Accounting / Financial Management: Responsible for financial reporting including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), payment processing, billing and collections, fiscal management policy, debt issuance / debt service, and management of the countywide accounting and payroll systems.
  • Budget: Maintains budget and systems to promote the fiscal health throughout the county. Provides financial reporting, analysis, consultation, and strategic information to the executive, council, and departments to aid in making sound economic decisions.
  • Purchasing: The Purchasing Division facilitates the timely procurement of goods and services to help county departments fulfill their missions by providing cost effective opportunities to purchase quality goods and services at the best values while conducting business in a legal, fair, open, and competitive manner. Purchasing maintains and expands relationships with vendors and promotes fair and equitable opportunities for vendors.
  • Risk Management: Protects the financial interest and assets of the county.
  • Public Records Office: Snohomish County provides public records in compliance with all applicable laws

It is the policy of the Snohomish County Finance Department to pursue equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, sex, religion, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability as defined by federal, state, and local law in our relationship with applicants for employment, employees of the department, and the public.