Finance Department

Bothell Biennial 2019-2020 Budget Award
Quarterly Reports

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:

Financial Strategy

  • Fiscal Analysis & Strategy
  • Revenue Forecasting
  • Budget Development & Management
  • Capital Grant Management
  • Capital Facilities Plan (CFP)
  • Asset Management
  • Procurement
  • Investment Management


  • Budget, CFP & CAFR Graphic Design

Accounting & Reporting

  • Financial Reporting - Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
  • Audit Administration
  • Treasury Management
  • Payroll & Benefit Administration
  • Position Budgeting
  • Project Accounting
  • Accounts Payable & Receivable
  • Internal Audit
  • Business License Renewal
  • Contract Management
Moody's Upgrades Bothell's Credit Rating Bonds to Aa1!

Moody's Annual Issuer Comment as of October 11, 2019

The assignment of Aa1 to the City's unlimited tax general obligation bonds reflects a large and growing tax base that benefits from its inclusion in the Puget Sound area. The rating also takes into consideration a material improvement in the district's financial profile, including a growth in reserves and a manageable fixed cost burden. Additionally, the rating reflects above average socioeconomic measures. We expect that the city's finances will continue to improve over the next few years, the debt burden will remain average and pensions will remain manageable and in-line with state peers. Moody's Credit Rating (PDF) 

CAFR Award

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 GFOA News Release.