The City of Bremerton announced on Monday the appointments for the director and assistant director of financial services.
Michael Riley has been named director of financial services for the City of Bremerton. Previously, Riley was the assistant director of financial services over the past five years.
Prior to working with the city, he served as the assistant audit manager for the State of Washington’s auditor’s office for nine years. In that position, he conducted audits of small and large government entities, including the City of Bremerton.
He has also served as audit lead for the Department of Revenue and was the interim director of financial services for the City of Bremerton on two occasions. Riley earned an associate degree from Olympic College and completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Central Washington University.
His official appointment as director of financial services will require City Council approval.
According to a news release, Bremerton Mayor Greg Wheeler said he has witnessed Riley’s leadership ability after running the department the past few months and is confident he will provide strong management and oversight.
Caroline Tompson was also promoted to assistant director of financial services. She worked for the city for 13 years as the city’s budget analyst and previously served as an accountant for the City of Port Orchard for five years.
Tompson has a bachelor of science degree in business administration and accounting from Central Washington University.