Financial Administration

The Finance Department, led by Steve Ensley, provides all financial management and accounting functions of the City. Financial management activities include cashiering, investment, banking, debt financing, and budget development and management functions. Accounting functions include accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and benefits, utility billing and accounting, general accounting, and business licensing and business and occupation tax administration.
The Finance Department also oversees local improvement district (LID) accounting and billing services, which are provided to property owners in Ocean Shores by Public Finance, Incorporated of Redmond, Washington.
The Finance department strives to manage the City's financial assets in a controlled and prudent manner, secure debt financing when required for capital projects and administer outstanding debt in a manner that will preserve the City's access to credit markets.
Finance staff strive to coordinate preparation of a balanced, fiscally sound annual budget and monitor performance against that budget throughout the fiscal year. Staff endeavor to  pay all vendors and employees accurately and on a timely basis, administer employee benefit programs accurately and consistently, account for all financial transactions in an accurate and timely manner, produce monthly financial reports  by the 10th day of the following month, and file the City's Annual Report with the State Auditor by the required date.  The staff also strives to administer the City's business license and B&O tax programs accurately and consistently.

Finance Department
P O Box 909, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
800 Anchor Ave NW


LID Administrator, Rick Knopf

Finance Director, Steve Ensley
360-289-2488 ext. 111

Purchasing Coordinator, Jenny Belcher
360-289-2488 ext. 108

Business License, Lorraine Tuengel
360-289-2488 Ext. 102

Utility Billing

PO Box 1539

Ocean Shores, WA 98569


Assistant Treasurer, David Batchelor
360-289-2488 ext. 112

Ambulance Billing, Pam Henderson

PO Box 909

800 Anchor Avenue NW

Ocean Shores, WA 98569
360.289.2488 ext. 113





Financial Administration is located next to Public Works at 801 Minard Ave NW