Capital Asset Accountant (Business Finance Officer III)

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on May 23, 2023
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$92,352.00 - $117,624.00 Annually


Seattle, WA

Job Type

Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

Job Number



DNRP-Natural Resources & Parks


Wastewater Treatment

Opening Date


Closing Date

6/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit

F6D : L117-WTD-P&T-Finance Adm Svcs


The Finance- Accounting/Auditing Unit has a position need for a skilled and experienced Capital Asset Accountant.

This is a great opportunity for an individual who enjoys working with smart, talented, and diverse team members to contribute to accomplishing a social good. King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) carries a huge responsibility for ensuring water quality in our region. The WTD capital program is essential in keeping up with regional growth, aging infrastructure, advanced technology, and regulatory changes. This position will play an integral part in the expansion of the capital program.

WTD's Finance section is responsible for ensuring the division's good financial health and compliance track record are maintained. It comprises of approximately 35 employees who are dedicated to the mission, values, and goals of the section and the division, have excellent working relationship with one another, and strive to provide high-quality service to other sections of the division and the residents that rely on the division's services.

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to all qualified candidates

  • Work Location: At-home/Remote. May be required to report to a worksite a few times a year.
  • Work Schedule: 40 hours a week. Flexible start and end time. Flex schedule available (e.g., 9/80 schedule)
  • Union Representation: Teamsters Local 117
Job Duties

Job Duties:
  • Capital fund accounting, including the capitalization and retirement of assets.
  • Interface with the Project, Planning and Delivery (PP&D) and Asset Management sections to ensure assets are accurately represented in WTD's financial statements. Contribute to determining if proposed projects meet capitalization criteria.
  • Contribute to interpreting and implementing various accounting pronouncements, and to forming or updating related policies and standard accounting procedure documents.
  • Participate and assist in the annual financial audit.
  • Perform other ongoing accounting tasks as assigned, including bond/loan accounting.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or closely related field or the equivalent combination of education and experience is required.
  • Five years of work experience in general accounting and financial reporting, including three years of direct experience in capital asset accounting.
  • Ability to utilize Excel to organize, analyze, and/or present complex financial data to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of people, both within and outside of the organization, such as central finance or budget office, and auditors.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and local audit requirements.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Theoretical understanding of, or experience in, bond/loan accounting.
  • Two years recent experience working with automated accounting and financial systems. Experience working with Oracle Financials is highly desired.
  • Experience in interpreting and implementing accounting pronouncements and standards.
Competencies Required:
  • Action Oriented - Taking on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, high energy, and enthusiasm
  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates Effectively - Developing and delivering multi-mode communications that convey a clear understanding of the unique needs of different audiences
  • Ensures Accountability - Holding self and others accountable to meet commitments
  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.
  • Manages Complexity - Making sense of complex, high quantity, and sometimes contradictory information to effectively solve problems
Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.
  • King County Application
  • Resume
  • Responses to supplemental questions

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Dan Sherman
Human Resource Analyst

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.