The Finance Department’s daily mission is to provide accountability for all public funds, assets, policies and systems in a fiscally responsible manner, maintaining financial stability and public trust through sound financial management, while delivering responsive quality customer service to our citizens and fellow employees. Responsibilities include:
Bothell's credit position is very good. Its Aa2 rating slightly exceeds the median rating of Aa3 for US cities. Notable credit factors include a large tax base with a strong wealth and income profile, a solid financial position, and manageable debt and pension burdens. Moody's Credit Rating (PDF)
Bothell's commitment to outstanding achievement is recognized nationally. The Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded its Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to the City of Bothell annually since 2001. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by the City of Bothell and its management. View the Government Finance Officers Association CAFR News Release (PDF).