Banking & Accounting Supervisor - Treasury Operations

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Accounting
Posted on September 3, 2021
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Summary

We have an exciting leadership opportunity for Treasury’s Banking and Accounting Supervisor predominately working remotely.  
 
 
This position supervises six team members in the Banking and Accounting unit. The team is responsible for administering the County's banking services contract, cashiering, warrant redemption, bank account reconciliation, and processing of incoming and outgoing electronic payments as part of the Treasury Operations team. Our Treasury Section collects, distributes, and invests property taxes and other public revenues, as well as manages long term debt payments, for King County and other taxing districts. Treasury Operations

Our ideal candidate is known for their leadership skills and for providing excellent service to internal and external customers who can establish and maintain positive relationships.

The Finance and Business Operations Division's mission is to provide exceptional customer value for accounting, procurement, treasury, and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our division's core values: Respect, Teamwork, Results, and Innovation.  Our Division

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

  • Supervise staff. Establish priorities and work schedules; coach, motivate and evaluate job performance; recommend hiring and disciplinary actions; identify and recommend training needs and provide training.
  • Lead the day-to-day operations of the Banking and Accounting unit.
  • Ensure outstanding customer service is provided by all staff.
  • Lead, develop, and create a healthy workplace culture.
  • Lead business process standardization using technology.
  • Develop and implement operational business plans.
  • Maintain and update cash handling policies and procedures.
 
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Experience supervising a team of more than five people in Banking and/or Accounting functions, including leading, prioritizing, and assigning work. 
  • Accounting and/or banking experience.
  • Strong communication skills, presentation skills, ability to facilitate meetings and interact with various audience at all levels.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build and maintain positive relationships with staff, supervisors, agencies, and customers.
  • Ability to lead, encourage, and support continuous improvement efforts with the ability to think strategically and be analytical when understanding problems, can anticipate potential issues, and uses data and metrics to drive decision making.
  • Experience managing projects, ideally with a technology focus. Ability to move forward on key initiatives and work to improve services.
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a timely manner.
  • Ability to perform research, analyze, and solve problems. 
  • Ability to work individually and collaboratively as a team member. 
  • Ability to think differently, are eager to try new things, and challenge yourself to improve processes.
  • Intermediate level of technology proficiency using MS Office Productivity tools in your daily work. 
  • Ability to manage your time and adapt to changing priorities, work on multiple priorities and projects simultaneously, meet quick deadlines, and produce timely and quality work products.
  • Ability to uphold our Division’s values.
  • Ability to work in a remote work environment.
 
 We would love it if you have:
  • Experience and knowledge of complex billing systems (Over 700,000 customers).
  • Knowledge of property tax collection process.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, public administration, accounting, finance, or economics.
  • Experience with LEAN processes and principles.
  • Experience with SharePoint, MS Teams, and other collaborative online tools.
 
Who may apply:
The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates. Applicants from this recruitment may be used to fill future opportunities in this job classification for the next six months.
 
Other Position Information:
This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not overtime-eligible.  Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Flexible schedules are available based on business needs. This position is not represented by a union.
 
Teleworking Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by teleworking  complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. If an employee chooses, they may work in the office fulltime, but is not required to do so. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.  Employees must reside in Washington State and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
 
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required, including the wearing of masks in some situations. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.
   
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  
 
 The Application Process:
 A completed King County Application is required.

We highly recommend that you also provide a resume and cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum qualifications and why you are interested in this position. 

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to www.kingcounty.gov/jobs for other options.

 If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact sandy.treibel@kingcounty.gov

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.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
 
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
 
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

01
Which of the following describes your Banking and Accounting experience?
  • I do not have any experience.
  • I have some but less than two years experience.
  • I have two but less than four years experience.
  • I have more than fours years experience.
02
Which of the following describes your supervision experience in numbers of staff.
  • I have not supervised anyone.
  • 1 to 5 staff
  • 6 to 14 staff
  • More than 15 staff
03
Which of the following choices most closely describes your skill level with Microsoft Excel?
  • None, but willing to learn.
  • Very limited. I have completed training, but have not used it much.
  • Beginner. I am able to: create, open and save spreadsheets; cut, paste and delete cells; enter numbers; change font size, margins and paper size; print and use the print preview.
  • Intermediate. In addition to the beginner-level skills, I am also able to: use the insert and auto-sum function; replace text; change the format of numbers to currency, percentage, etc.; set print areas; protect cells; display charts, audit and validate data; create formulas; set up filters, link data, use statistical functions.
  • Advanced. In addition to the beginner and intermediate-level skills, I am also able to: create macros, perform horizontal lookups, create functions and formulas, use pivot tables, use solver, use goal seek.
04
Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
05
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
06
I understand that this position is a remote position with an occasional in office day. I also understand I must reside in Washington State.
  • Yes
  • No

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