Director of Finance, Workers’ Compensation Trust and Unemployment Pool

Puget Sound ESD   Renton, WA   Full-time     Finance
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Posted on February 12, 2021

Director of Finance, Workers’ Compensation Trust and Unemployment Pool  

February 11, 2021

Puget Sound Workers’ Compensation Trust and Unemployment Pool (PSWCT/UP), under the administrative oversight of Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), is a public entity risk pool providing coverage for and management of on-the-job injuries and unemployment claims for 34 school districts, PSESD, and their 45,000 employees in 6 counties within the State of Washington.

PSWCT/UP is seeking a Director of Finance to provide leadership, strategic oversight, and management for the delivery of responsive, high-quality, and dependable financial and accounting services, including oversight of reserves and operational funds, preparation of financial statements and management reports, and internal audit functions. The Director of Finance will serve as the subject matter expert and resource for providing financial information, guidance, and recommendations to PSESD and PSWCT/UP Leadership, Executive Advisory Boards, PSWCT/UP membership, and regulatory agencies. The Director of Finance also serves as a member of the PSWCT/UP Leadership Team.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in accounting-related field (Associate's degree in accounting-related field and 2+ years of progressively responsible work-related experience may substitute for Bachelor’s degree)

• Enterprise-wide financial reporting and accounting experience

• Senior level supervisory/management experience

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience managing consulting auditors and actuaries

• Knowledge of Washington State regulations

• GASB accounting experience

• Insurance accounting experience

• CPA, MBA, or MPA

• Advanced spreadsheet and/or database proficiency

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts are required as part of a complete application.

Location: Renton, King County

Job Type: Full-time, Year ‘Round

Salary: $95,405-$125,181 (Salary Band P)

Department: Workers' Compensation Trust and Unemployment Pool

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience, and internal equity.


We offer comprehensive benefits:

• Medical, dental, and vision

• 24 annual leave days per year

• 12 sick days

• 11 paid holidays

• Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System

• Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan

• Subsidized ORCA card

• Free parking

• Electric car charging stations (Renton office)  

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by March 4, 2021. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for March 11, 2021 via videoconferencing.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the FastTrack Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.  

PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.

800 Oakesdale Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057