Business and Finance Officer III

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on November 5, 2021
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We are seeking a Business Finance Officer 3 to join our Facilities Management Division to manage the capital budget, financial and accounting activities for the Harborview Medical Center bond and the annual budget capital program.  This position is a full-time position in the Harborview Bond Project Office. The person will perform highly complex and technically specialized financial analysis for the Harborview capital programs.
The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and communication skills, experience with Oracle EBS, extensive experience using Microsoft Excel and other software for revenue and expenditure monitoring.  In close collaboration with division accounting staff, the successful candidate will manage a range of processes and issues related to budget development and monitoring, financial analysis, forecasting, and business planning.
Individuals interested in joining our team must be committed to racial, social and economic equality for ALL people in King County. We welcome applications from people who will help us consistently demonstrate the values of equity, respect and partnership.
To learn about the King County Equity and Social Justice Strategic Plan click here.

Duration: This assignment is a full-time equivalent position.

About the Division:  The King County Facilities Division of the Department of Executive Services is responsible for county owned facilities. This responsibility includes implementation or oversight of two capital programs located at the Harborview Medical Center.  The capital programs are as follows:

  • Capital projects proposed in the Harborview Medical Center annual budget that are recommended by the Harborview Medical Center Board of Trustees, proposed by the King County Executive and approved by the King County Council. 
  • Capital programs approved in voter approved measures that are implemented in the King County biennial budget process and mid-biennial budget amendments. In the November 2020 general election, the voters of King County approved a $1.74 billion capital improvement program to be implemented by King County in the next ten or more years.
SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: To be considered for these opportunities, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill, and ability to:
  • Act as the key financial adviser for Harborview Medical Center capital programs for the Facilities Management Division.
  • Oversee accounting and/or financial reporting functions for the Harborview capital program funds.
  • Manage the development, preparation, and justification of the biennial Harborview bond project budget and the HMC annual capital project budget.
  • Act as the key liaison for the HMC capital program on financial and budgeting issues with internal and external sources.
  • Administer or oversee the internal review of planned versus actual budget expenditures and authorize expenditures and budget revisions. Develop corrective action plans and prepare supplemental appropriations.
  • Develop and/or prepare complex financial reports including analysis and policy recommendations.
  • Prepare quarterly capital project status reports.
  • Prepare and give presentations to internal and external audiences on progress, status and responses to identified issues.
  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and finance including demonstrated experience of in development, preparation, and justification of an organization or large program’s budget.
  • Experience monitoring budgets, preparing budget monitoring reports, and comparing budget to actuals.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated ability to apply generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) including ability to interpret and apply accounting principles to make financial reports accurate, and how to apply accounting principles and procedures to work products.
  • Can manage projects including scoping and organizing resources, developing work programs, and facilitating multi-disciplinary teams. 
  • Is customer-focused and comfortable advising and partnering with senior and executive level management about complex initiatives, policies, and issues.
  • Has great communications skills including making formal presentations to groups and committees. Able to influence decision-makers.
  • Have the ability to manage accounting, financial and capital project budget and performance data to improve capital program manager understanding of program status.
  • Works collaboratively with others and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives.
This exciting opportunity to join King County government is open to all applicants.  A King County Application is required. We highly suggest that you include a resume and cover letter with your submission. This position will remain open until filled. Applicants who apply by Thursday, November 18, 2021 will receive first consideration in the process. Please apply online at

If you have any questions please contact Brittney Marzest at 206-477-8104, or This recruitment is an effort to fill our immediate vacancies as well as create a hire list that will be used for any positions that become vacant within the next 12 months.

Telecommuting Requirement
The work associated with this position will be performed predominantly by telecommuting, with occasional onsite work and meetings, as influenced by business needs. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities.
Employees must reside in WA 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 by the department in alignment with the Public Health Directive from the Seattle & King County Public Health Officer. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

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.

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.
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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