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The Organization: 
Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment with a team of dedicated financial professionals? Do you want to be part of a team that is committed to supporting your growth and development? Are you energized by providing outstanding customer service? If you answered yes, this opportunity might be the right fit for you. Project Support and Receivables (PSR) section, within WSDOT's Accounting and Financial Services Division works with a wide variety of WSDOT offices and regions to support Project Accounting, Federal Billing, Receivables, Cost distribution and Year end activities.
 
The Opportunity:
The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Accounting and Financial Services Division (AFS) Director is currently seeking a high-level financial expert to fill a Fiscal Analyst 3 position on the Project Support & Receivables team. AFS delivers high quality financial services, consultation and training that support WSDOT in providing safe, reliable and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality. AFS is committed to the providing unique opportunities to the development and success of their staff.
 
The Skills:
This Fiscal Analyst 3 position performs general and specialized duties in a variety of financial areas in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal regulations and WSDOT guidelines and practices. If you are an experienced accounting professional who is excited about the opportunity to be a part of Washington's large transportation projects, who has creative problem-solving abilities, superb interpersonal and communication skills, and with experience in government accounting practices, then you are exactly what is needed in this position.
 
At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT? 
 
This position will perform the following work:
  • Senior level financial review and analysis of work order, agreement and financial data from various agency fiscal and reporting systems.
  • Provide consultation on solutions for the handling of complex accounting scenarios.
  • Identifying potential compliance risks and the impact on authorized funding and project budgets.
  • Collaborating and coordinating necessary actions with WSDOT region and and/or program staff to ensure project expenditures and financial activity meet federal requirements, state and federal regulations, and accounting standards.
 
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
  • Associate's degree with 18 quarter/12 semester credits in Accounting is required.
  • Minimum of three years of recent experience in financial field. (Education can substitute for 1 year experience)
  • Position requires knowledge of and the ability to perform senior level financial review and analysis of accounting and fiscal data in accordance with GAAP, federal and state regulations, and WSDOT guidelines and practices.
  • A strong background in the basics of effective communication, consulting with diverse groups, developing policy and mentoring agency financial staff.
  • The ability to attend work during regularly scheduled hours at assigned work site. 
  • The ability to independently utilize TRAINS for work orders, agreements, federal projects, expenditure processing and receivables.
  • The ability to utilize and understand the agency's Chart of Accounts, Accounting Manual and other procedural documents in order to determine proper accounting coding and transactions for work orders, agreements and expenditures.
  • The ability to analyze accounting data in a variety of formats, being able to provide both summary and detailed information as needed.
  • The ability to clearly communicate accounting concepts and policies to others, including non-financial staff and external customers.
  • The ability to work in a fast-paced environment that provides expeditious response to customer requests.
  • The ability to independently utilize federal agency systems to report and invoice for federal grant expenditures, as required by the specific federal agency. This may require obtaining access to the federal agency's system (some systems requires providing personal information to obtain access).
  • The ability to be dependable, scheduling time off in accordance with policies, in order to meet section objectives and customer service expectations and to assist during peak work times. 
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How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions and attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
 
Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at lunkee@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-00736.
 
Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.
 
WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.