Business and Finance Officer II

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
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Posted on September 14, 2020

COME join our team! King County Fleet Services is seeking a Business & Finance Officer II (BFO II). This position will be responsible for processing daily financial transactions as well as planning and preparing monthly financial reports for the division. The ideal candidate will be customer service oriented with a commitment to continuous process improvement, with a positive attitude, willingness, and attitude for change and the drive to make a difference.

Why King County is a great place to work?

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a lasting and rewarding career in County government. You will have the opportunity to work in an organization that embraces diversity, institutes best management practices, values hard work, and empowers employees to innovate and strives for second-to-none customer service. 
Our focus is to provide our employees a work life balance with:

  • Competitive – healthcare plans
  • Flexible – work environment
  • Free – transportation options
  • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
  • Paid – twelve days of vacation per year (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid – twelve days of sick leave per year
  • Paid –  twelve week parental leave
  • Deferred – compensation plan
  • Employer contributions – to state pension plan
  • Ten – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays!
  • Process daily finance transactions such as journal entries, project transfers, accounts payable, and accounts receivable, cash reconciliations, and employee reimbursements;
  • Research invoices or purchase order problems;
  • Prepare and submit monthly Department of Revenue reports;
  • Prepare expenditure and revenue entries for Personal Property Trust account sales reconciliations;
  • Prepare and submit vehicles and equipment purchases for capitalization in Oracle Fixed Asset system;
  • Monitor and report expenditures and revenues and perform budget maintenance activities such as forecasting;
  • Prepare burden rate recovery collections;
  • Prepare monthly fuel price per gallon monitoring and fuel billing(s);
  • Prepare monthly encumbrance reporting;
  • Generate, organize, and review financial records, data, and reports from several sources including the EBS system, to ensure accurate accounting of costs and perform monthly and quarterly reconciliation;
  • Provide technical and analytical support in finance and participate in the development of the biennial budget;
  • Maintain filing systems and complete filing in a timely manner;
  • Use process improvement principles and recommend enhancements to existing processes to improve accountability, efficiency and accuracy of financial transactions. 
  • Act as subject matter expert on matters related to Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.
  • Oversee the title and licensing of County vehicles with Washington Department of Licensing.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Possess a background in finance, accounts payable, account receivable, or account reconciliation OR any combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of this position.
  • Experience using Oracle EBS financial system, BI analytic tools or similar programs.
  • Comfortable and proficient in using office productivity software. The County uses Microsoft Office products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Experience with Pivot Tables is highly desirable.
  • Have effective communication and interpersonal skills with a variety of audiences, including technical and non-technical staff.
  • Is committed to personal and organizational growth and continuous improvement efforts;
  • Is customer service oriented and can meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers.
  • Ability to work within a team environment and maintain integrity and poise in all situations.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize and manage a demanding workload, consistently meeting high pressure/short deadlines with minimal supervision. 
  • Is detail oriented and have proven organizational skills.
  • Maintain confidentiality or sensitive financial matters.

This position is open to all applicants.  A King County application is required. We suggest that you include a resume and cover letter with your submission.
If you have any questions, please contact Andres Boyer at or 206-263-8388.

This position is represented by Local 17 Professional and Technical Employees.

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.

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.

Which of the following best describes your response to the following question: Are you applying to this position as a Priority Placement Program Participant and is this position the same or lower percentage of FT 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.
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

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