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Business and Finance Officer II

King County Department of Human Resources
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on December 3, 2019

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans and those with lived experience.

The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, self-reliant, and connected to community. 

The DCHS Finance Section is looking for a skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic team player to collaboratively develop and manage government funds, which include multiple funding sources in various programs and services.  This position will be working with the Developmental Disabilities and Early Childhood Supports Division.

The Business and Finance Officer II reports to the Business and Finance Officer III and assists in the management of the daily accounting and budget functions within the department. This position plays a role in the preparation of the biennial operating budget, tracking and analyzing expenditures, maintaining the integrity of the operating budget, assisting the oversight of the accounting functions and reviews expenditures with management and project managers which helps drive the strategic decision making process for their programs.

Who May Apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  

Required Materials: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit a complete online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions.  

Work Schedule: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and is not overtime eligible. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am-5pm. 


Job Duties

  • Coordinate, prepare, and review budgets, evaluate proposed expenditures and revenues, and perform detailed financial analysis and forecasting.
  • Process expenditure and revenue journal entries and provide detailed reconciliations and financial analysis.
  • Oversee administration and monitoring of grants and contracts; perform monthly contract fiscal tracking.
  • Prepare monthly Accounts Receivable invoices to granting agencies that meets all requirements of the funding agencies and county policy.
  • Monitor contracting agencies' financial performance by performing site visits to ensure compliance with grant/contract requirements, all applicable federal, state and county regulations, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • May direct staff in the absence of the Business and Finance Officer III.
  • Oversee accounting and financial reporting systems in area of responsibility and perform financial and program system audits.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of financial and other technical criteria for expenditure contracts.
  • Review monthly contractor's accounts payable packet for accuracy and completeness before the invoice gets entered into the County's financial system for payment.
  • Assist with department-wide financial management as needed.
  • Ability to understand and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and internal procedures for protected health information.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of budgeting, finance, managerial and financial accounting.
  • Five years of comprehensive accounting experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of analytical and management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial information systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with GAAP.
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local audit requirements.
  • Knowledge of contract administration.
  • Highly self-motivated individual.
  • Knowledge of human service programs, funding sources, policies and requirements
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Experience processing and reconciling complex financial transactions
  • Intermediate/advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration and/or equivalent education and experience
  • Experience with Oracle/EBS, Hyperion and Oracle reporting systems
  • Knowledge of King County programs, funding sources, policies and requirements
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and finance

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.

Describe your five years of comprehensive accounting experience. Include the organization name(s) and dates.
Describe your recent experience with analyzing and developing a budget, fiscal forecasting, and establishment of financial procedures. List the organization name and date.
Describe your experience working with automated accounting systems and the types of transactions you have performed.
Please describe your Excel experience, giving examples of what type of spreadsheets you have used and/or developed and for what purpose(s) were they used for and who was the intended audience. Include the organization name(s) and dates.
King County has transformed its work on equity and social justice from an initiative to an integrated effort that applies the principle of "fair and just" intentionally in all the county does in order to achieve equitable opportunities for all people and communities. What is one of the most important equity or social justice issue to you and why?

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