Business and Finance Officer I (BFO I)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 19, 2023
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$36.67 - $46.48 Hourly


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Job Number



DCHS - Community & Human Srvcs

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/3/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

C22 : PROTEC17-Staff Finance(DCHS)


The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.

The Department of Community and Human Services is seeking a skilled, knowledgeable, and highly motivated team player to serve as the Business and Finance Officer I (BFO I) within the department's Finance and Contracts Services Division.

The BFO I position supports the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division (BHRD) by ensuring both contract and non-contract invoices are processed timely and accurately. This activity is critical to the effectiveness and sustainability of the behavioral health system as community behavioral health providers rely on timely, accurate, and predictable payments from the County. Additionally, this position is relied upon to provide additional financial support to the BHRD fiscal team as needed.

This position is part of the Accounts Payable team. It reports directly to the Accounts Payable Lead (BFO III) and supports activities across the entirety of the Behavioral Health and Recovery Division. It works closely with internal partners, including other BHRD fiscal staff, the Provider Relations team, and BHRD program staff. It may also work directly with external community behavioral health providers and non-contract vendors.

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Interviews for this selection process will take place on or around June 22, 2023 and may involve an Excel or other skill-based test.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This is a Special Duty Assignment (SDA), or Term-Limited Temporary (TLT) position anticipated to end July 31, 2025, but subject to change dependent on operational need. This position is scheduled to work 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. This position meets the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible with supervisory pre-approval. This position is represented by PROTEC17.

MISSION CRITICAL POSITION STATUS: This position has been designated Non-Mission Critical. Unless otherwise directed by the County Executive, department director or agency head, all employees, regardless of designation, are expected to report to work or request leave during an emergency or inclement weather. For more detailed information, please visit HR Policy County Operations During Emergency Situations and the King County Guidelines for Workforce Management in an Emergency .

TELEWORKING REQUIREMENT: The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. 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 th e 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.

RECRUITER: Greg Mallory,

Job Duties
  • Process behavioral health provider invoices to ensure prompt and accurate provider payment.
  • Review and reconcile transactions to ensure data integrity.
  • Work with Provider Relations team to address billing or provider issues.
  • Support year-end fiscal activities including invoice deadlines and accrual processing.
  • Monitor and report expenditures and/or revenues and perform budget maintenance activities such as forecasting, cost projections, cost summaries and cash flow analysis.
  • Perform routine and well-defined program and performance analysis. Plan and develop presentation materials as an integral part of analysis and recommendations.
  • Review, analyze and/or prepare ad hoc analysis as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other staff and management in the development and/or review of appropriations and/or ordinances.
  • Collaborate with other staff and management in the development, preparation and review of financial and operational plans and/or systems.
  • Update and maintain data and other information for projects, databases, budget models and systems.
  • Perform routine financial and program systems audits. Monitor, track and report audits and project and/or program status.
  • Provide support for the coordination, interpretation and implementation of applicable federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures.
  • Maintain an accounting and/or financial reporting system.
  • Provide support for the management of specific financial and/or investment functions to meet all federal, state and local requirements.
  • Coordinate the administration of grants and contracts.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, Mathematics, or a related field AND a minimum of one year of accounting experience, OR three years of progressive responsibility in accounting or an equivalent combination that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with program managers to secure integrated work products.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis and/or compliance audits.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively presenting and communicating complex financial and performance information to a wide range of audiences, including non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with program managers to secure integrated work products.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Knowledge of Oracle/EBS and Oracle budgeting and Tableau reporting systems or other automated financial management systems.
  • Knowledge of contract administration processes.
  • Knowledge of revenue collection principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of organizational management principles.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Skill in problem-solving, decision making and analysis.
  • Skill in reading, writing, understanding and following technical instructions.
  • Skill in handling a number of projects or tasks simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of public sector budgeting and government fund accounting, including Federal and State grant accounting and reporting. Knowledge of GAAS auditing standards and GAAP accounting principles.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively presenting and communicating complex financial and performance information to a wide range of audiences, including non-technical audiences.
  • Knowledge of financial statement analysis and/or compliance audits.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle/EBS and Oracle budgeting and Tableau reporting systems.
Supplemental Information

Forbes 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.

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 the 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
  • 12paid 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.