Functional Analyst 3 - Treasury

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Engineering
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Posted on June 1, 2021
Summary

Join our Team!  The Finance and Business Operations Division (FBOD) is seeking a systems savvy individual with exceptional organizational and communication skills to join our Treasury Operations Section. 
 
FBOD's mission is to provide timely, efficient, and accurate accounting, procurement, treasury, payroll, benefits and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our division's core values of: Respect, Teamwork, Results and Innovation.
 
The Treasury Operations Section is one of 5 sections under FBOD. Treasury administers the main revenue streams of local government collecting more than $6 billion in property taxes and other fees, distributing those collections to more than 170 taxing entities. The section also manages a greater than $7 billion investment portfolio for 100 special purpose districts, including water, sewer, fire and school districts and administers more than $9 billion in outstanding debt obligations for those same districts.
 
Activities necessary to effectively perform this work are well documented. Treasury's property tax and fee business functions are supported by several internal and external applications.  Working either remotely or onsite, the incumbent will act as the primary liaison between end-users, information technology analysts, and vendors in functional analysis, testing and production support.  
   
This Functional Analyst position provides production and technical support for all issues related to property tax and fees. Successful candidates will have a passion for learning, problem solving, taking personal initiative, and ensure the highest quality customer support is delivered.
 
Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill or ability in the following areas:

  • System Administration: Maintain and validate the accuracy and integrity of tax accounts in the Property Tax Billing System (PBS).  Coordinate and provide quality assurance for tax roll balancing, reporting and the annual tax certification process involving multiple County agencies. 
  • Billing Cycle Support: facilitate and reconcile large wire payments; perform journal entries in Oracle; create and process payment files for payment submitters. 
  • Reporting, Data Query and analysis: Ensure report jobs run timely; manage and validate monthly report distribution; manage requests from internal and external groups related to adhoc reports and data queries, monthly tax receivable reports, state reporting, etc.
  • System Processing and Troubleshooting: Investigate, troubleshoot, document and resolve complex functional system problems on behalf of end users by communicating and engaging with our IT (KCIT) department and the Business Resources Center’s (BRC) technical support when necessary.  
  • Liaison: Aid system users; be the liaison between users and technical support. Serve as a liaison between KCIT and BRC technical support and less technical business process owners. Effectively translate between technical and business language. 
  • System Support: Provide system functional support and user support for business and financial systems; assist in bank account reconciliation processes as needed.
  • Partner: Provide guidance and education to mortgage company service providers and mass payers of large entities; engage point of contacts during peak billing periods. 

Minimum Qualifications: 
  • Are highly competent in Excel; Perform detailed and accurate data analysis.
  • Are experienced as a business systems analyst for an automated financial system involving automated systems testing, transaction processing and troubleshooting applications. 
  • Experience with organizational business practices and workflows
  • Have strong skills in analytical thinking, problem solving and troubleshooting; 
  • Are able to provide excellent customer service and establish effective working relationships; 
  • Are able to manage multiple projects with competing priorities and deadlines;  
  • Are excellent communicators with the ability to speak and write clearly and succinctly; 
  • Ability to work in a remote work environment 
  • Ability to uphold our Division’s values 
  • Experience documenting business processes, developing technical operational written procedures
  • Have any combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the job duties of the position.
      
We would love it if you:
  • Have experience working with mainframe systems, using Oracle EBS Cash Management or Accounts Receivable modules, or operating in a .Net environment. 
  • Have knowledge and experience in financial analysis and accounting to facilitate financial reporting, integration with financial systems, auditing, and reconciliation of financial activity. 
  • Have the technical ability to create simple SQL to support end users, familiar with MS Access, and understands relational databases.
Supplemental information:
This position is scheduled to last until June 30, 2023.  Applicants from this recruitment may be used to fill future opportunities in this job classification.
 
This position is FLSA exempt and not overtime-eligible. Our employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40 hour workweek as agreed upon with the supervisor. This position is not represented by a labor union.

Temporary Telecommuting Requirement:  
The work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021 in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. It is possible that the work will be primarily performed remotely on an ongoing basis after July 5, 2021.  
 
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop  and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.  

Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.  There will be situations where the employee is required to report to a County worksite.  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.
 
To support employees during this time 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. King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.  
 
Are you ready to apply?
The recruitment is open to all qualified candidates.
 
A completed King County Application and cover letter are required. 
 
If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Liz Callahan, HR Analyst, by email at liz.callahan@kingcounty.gov or by phone at 206-477-2369.

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.

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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.
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