Business and Finance Officer III

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on January 24, 2023
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$94,432.00 - $119,704.00 Annually

Seattle 98104, WA

Job Type
Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DPH - Public Health

Job Number

Administrative Services

2/2/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


Public Health is launching a strategic planning process as it emerges from responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and since the declaration of racism is a public health crisis. The goal is to chart a path forward centered on equity that is informed by both community health data and community-identified priorities for the health of the King County.

Commitment to Equity and Social Justice: Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

The county government has a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all - in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change and ensure that residents from vulnerable communities are incorporated into our emergency planning and public outreach efforts.

Applicants should be committed to working with diverse populations throughout King County to provide excellent customer service to a broad range of cultures, in accordance with the King County Equity and Social Justice Ordinance and Strategic Plan and the declaration of Racism as a Public Health Crisis .

This Career Service position is funded through the Best Start for Kids (BSK) Levy and will be a part of the Department of Public Health Budget Team, providing department-wide support for BSK programs/strategies. The BSK is King County's initiative to improve the health and well-being of King County residents by investing in promotion, prevention and early intervention for children, youth, families and communities. Implementation of BSK is guided by the BSK Implementation Plan approved by the King County Council. The successful candidate will have proven financial management skills, a strong independent work ethics, strong communication and problem solving skills to support department-wide BSK programs/strategies through collaboration with division program and fiscal staff.

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.

Job Duties
  • Coordinate, prepare, and review BSK program budgets, evaluate proposed expenditures and revenues, and perform detailed financial analysis.
  • Participate in process improvements for BSK financial process, systems and post-award financial monitoring
  • Coordinate with BSK partner agencies to prepare county-wide BSK financial reports.
  • Review and authorize financial documents including interfund transfers, journal entries and budget revisions.
  • Coordinate with others to prepare for accounting and auditing activities with department, King County and others, assuring strong internal control environment.
  • Respond to requests for budget, program and financial information.
  • Oversee administration and monitoring of grants and contracts.
  • Develop and oversee annual plan to monitor contracted agencies' financial performance including financial records, audit reports, and statements, and communicate monitoring reports to internal and external audiences.
  • Coordinate, interpret and implement federal, state and local laws, policies and procedures in contracted service management and advise program staff of internal controls and monitoring of contracts
  • Ensure program expenditures are in compliance with levy requirements.
  • Commitment and ability to understand and apply equity and social justice principles to all aspects of work.
  • Supervise assigned fiscal contract monitors; participate in recruitment and hiring; assign duties and responsibilities; review completed staff work; train, mentor and evaluate staff performance.
  • Lead and oversee fiscal monitoring of BSK grantees. As a liaison for BSK fiscal and compliance questions from internal and external stakeholders.
  • Escalate issues or concerns to management and BSK leaders related to fiscal site visits and financial monitoring. Leading the process improvements for fiscal policies and procedures for BSK new levy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, business administration, or related with field with specific course work in budgeting and financial analysis; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and COSO framework.
  • Five years of progressive financial, audit and/or project management experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the development of electronic records or reports needed to document transactions, monitoring activities, and compare data from different sources and systems.
  • Financial and program analysis skills
  • Excellent organizational skills to prioritize and manage multiple tasks, and emphasis on detailed work
  • Experience developing and monitoring budgets and forecasts
  • Knowledge of contract administration
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local government guidelines, including audit and compliance requirements and internal controls
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and at all levels of an organization related to internal and external stakeholders. Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience processing and reconciling complex financial transactions
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience with Oracle/EBS, Hyperion and Oracle reporting systems.
  • Experience with supervision of a team
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and finance
  • Experience in performing subrecipient monitoring and audit.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative, and positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
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

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes 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 the recruiter listed on this job announcement.


The following are required for a complete application:
  • NeoGov Job Application with completed supplemental questions
  • Resume - outlining how you meet or exceed position qualifications
  • Cover Letter - outlining how you meet or exceed position qualifications
  • Responses to supplemental questions
Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the relevant information in the online application and include the information only on the resume. Applications and/or Supplemental Questionnaires that state "see my resume" or "see my personnel file" are considered incomplete and will not be accepted. Cover letters and/or optional resumes are not accepted in lieu of a completed application.

Union Affiliation:
This position is not represented by a union.

If you have questions about the position, please contact
Alexis Owens, Human Resource Analyst at

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.