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WA-Accounting Supervisor Opportunity

  • 1.  WA-Accounting Supervisor Opportunity

    Posted 20 days ago

    The King County Road Services Division (RSD) is seeking a highly experienced expert in public sector accounting to oversee the accounting, compliance, and audit response functions for the division. We are looking for someone who enjoys translating theory and technical information into practical business process. Our successful candidate will be the RSD accounting expert, advise management and supervise accounting staff. The division will rely on this individual to maintain the division's compliance with: Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements, Financial portions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW), State Budget, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS), State Local Agency Guidelines (LAG), King County financial policies and code, and Federal uniform guidance under the Code of Federal Regulations (2 CFR 200).
    This position supervises, advises and trains staff in all phases of the accounting cycle: Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, General Ledger Accounting, Financial and Regulatory reporting. This person will act as the division's representative on point with county, state, and grant auditors.
    Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.

    The first round of interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of December 13, 2021

     Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:

    • Lead a diverse team of financial professionals as direct supervisor, as well as lead  financial and management peers in other sections within the Roads Division;
    • Develop direct reports by actively seeking opportunities for cross-training, stretch assignments and special projects that interest and engage staff;
    • Be a role model for staff, demonstrating a healthy work life balance, pursuing regular professional development, and prioritizing work assignments to avoid significant after-hours effort;
    • Actively develop both formal and informal relationships within the division and with other agencies;
    • Be comfortable communicating with higher management, providing information and recommendations tailored to management decision making;
    • Be equally as comfortable explaining financial information to non-financial staff as to other financial professionals at any level in the organization;
    • Develop tools to manage proactively through systems and standard work; engage in active problem solving; and seek opportunities for improving processes and procedures; 
    • Successfully navigate ambiguity in a changing organization while providing clear guidance to staff supporting the budget development and monitoring functions;
    • Prepare complex, specialized annual financial reports including the county road report (BARS), annual construction report, infrastructure inventory valuation, CAFR reporting and others;
    • Review and authorize financial documents including progress payments, vouchers, purchase requisitions, receivable account set-ups, project maintenance forms, interfund transfers, journal entries, budget revisions, and financial agreements;
    • Advise on training and other needs for accounting systems and processes, reports, forms, accounting structure, generally accepted accounting principles, audit standards and internal control;
    • Other duties as assigned.
    We are looking for candidates who have: 
    • Progressive experience coordinating and managing public sector accounting and financial analysis processes;
    • Bachelor's or master's degree in public sector finance, public administration, accounting or related field with specific course work in budgeting and financial analysis – or an equivalent combination of skills and experience;
    • Advanced knowledge of financial, managerial and cost accounting and budgeting and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); 
    • Demonstrated ability to independent research, analyze and interpret complex financial information to resolve issues and make recommendations;
    • The ability to manage, program, bill and track multiple revenue sources including state and federal grants, emergency storm grants, reimbursable payments for services, property taxes and gas taxes;
    • The ability to work with internal and external auditors;
    • Working knowledge of a variety of technical financial tools, such as Excel, Power BI, Looker, Prism, Power Pivot, Sequel Reporting Services, Oracle Business Insights, Tableau, etc.;
    • Significant experience in Project Management, Lean process improvement, system implementation, management accounting, data governance, government financial accounting, public sector budgeting;
    • Ability to communicate effectively, in various forms, with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and at all levels of the organization. 
    Why King County?
    • Competitive – healthcare plans
    • Free – transportation options
    • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
    • Paid – vacation time (in addition to paid holidays)
    • Paid – sick leave
    • Paid – parental leave
    • Deferred – compensation plan
    • Ten – paid holidays
    • Awesome Employee Giving Program!

      King County is the local service provider for the roughly quarter-million people who live in the unincorporated areas of the county. Taken together, the population in unincorporated King County would be the second-largest city in the state. The Department of Local Services includes a Director's Office and the Road Services and Permitting Divisions. The Director's Office includes a robust Community Service Area group focused on identifying and responding to the needs of urban and rural unincorporated King County residents and business. The department provides a single executive point of accountability for delivery of local services to all of the unincorporated areas.

    Unincorporated King County is home to roughly a quarter million people. Collectively, these communities would be the second-largest city in the state. Millions more use the roads to access jobs and recreational activities in urban and rural King County. The Roads Services Division is committed to ensuring the county's road system is safe and efficient for all uses and modes of travel.

    The division is faced with a long-term structural funding problem, yet is responsible for 1,500 miles of roads and 182 bridges, 5.7 million feet of drainage ditches, over 44,000 traffic control signs, 78 traffic signals, and 50 traffic cameras in unincorporated King County.

    Supplemental Information

    Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

    Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

    Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

    Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

    As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

    This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

    King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

    No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

    To Apply

    If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.

    The recruitment for this position is open to all applicants. A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

    If you have any questions, please contact Jen Irwin, Senior HR Analyst,  by e-mail at jirwin@kingcounty.gov, or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with Jen on LinkedIn

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    Arlecier West
    HR Analyst
    King County/ DLS-Roads Division
    Seattle WA