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King County Washington Business and Finance Officer III - Lead Fiscal Contract Monitor in Seattle, Washington


We are hiring a Business and Finance Officer III who will act as lead Fiscal Contract Monitor for Public Health’s Best Start for Kids (BSK) and will include work planning and supervision of other Fiscal Contract Monitors.

Who May Apply: This is a full time, Term Limited Temporary or Special Duty position and is open to all qualified candidates.

Work Location: This position is 100% remote.

Contact: For more information about the application process, please contact Erika Yanak, Human Resource Analyst, at

This position will last through December 31, 2021.

Job Duties

  • Evaluate financial and compliance assessments for the department's external award recipients which includes analyzing a variety of financial records, reports, statements, and communicating the results to both financial and non-financial staff.
  • Perform virtual or in-person fiscal monitoring site visits on behalf of the Program to ensure fiscal compliance with grant/contract requirements, regulations, and accounting and financial reporting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and County financial management standards.
  • Prepare status reports of fiscal site visits and evaluate agency compliance.
  • Develop work plan for contract monitoring and support the fiscal monitoring process.
  • Provide ongoing feedback and training to fiscal and programmatic staff related to award recipient monitoring and methodology.
  • Review and provide edits and feedback on status reports of other Fiscal Contract Monitors.
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of BSK site visits and reports.
  • Identify and escalate issues to leadership, as needed.
  • Demonstrate a commitment and ability to understand and apply equity and social justice principles to all aspects of work.
  • Other work may include tracking and monitoring actuals against budget; distributing Best Starts for Kids (BSK) revenue to divisions; and drafting ad hoc analyses.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Demonstrated years of progressive experience in accounting, finance, audit, or grant/contract monitoring.

  • Experience in Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Framework.
  • Ability to understand funding sources, policies, and program requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience with automated financial management systems.
  • Ability to communicate orally, and in writing with individuals of diverse backgrounds, and at all levels of an organization related to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills to prioritize multiple work plans that may involve collaboration and facilitation with other staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective, collaborative, and positive working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated keen analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated project management skill to manage through multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office product with advanced knowledge of Excel.
  • Valid Driver’s License Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or any equivalent combination of business experience and education which provides the applicant with the desired skills, knowledge, and ability required to perform the work.

  • Experience interfacing with external and internal auditors.
  • Demonstrated experience in federal, state, and local audit requirements for grant/contract administration.
  • Experience with Oracle/EBS, Hyperion and Oracle reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of governmental and/or nonprofit accounting, budgeting and finance.
  • Experience in leading audit engagement and/or award recipient monitoring site visits strongly desired.
  • Experienced with various accounting/finance reporting systems; i.e. QuickBooks. 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.

*Temporary Telecommuting Requirement *Some of the work associated with this position will be performed remotely, at least through July 5, 2021, in compliance with King County’s telecommuting mandate. 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.

The selected candidate will be required to pass a thorough background investigation.

This selection process may include but is not limited to: evaluation of application materials and supplemental questions, testing and interviewing. For more information on our selection process, please refer to

Public Health relies on office automation (Microsoft Office) and web-based enabled tools, therefore candidates must be proficient and comfortable with computer use to perform functions associated with on-going work.

Employees are required to adhere to OSHA/WISHA guidelines including but not limited to completing their mandatory trainings on time and obtaining required immunizations.

Regular and reliable attendance, effective communication skills, and development of effective working relationships are requirements of all Public Health positions.

Additional Information:

Employees are required to protect the privacy and security of protected health information as defined in State and Federal Law.

If you need a disability accommodation in the application or testing process, please call the contact number listed on the job announcement.

Union Affiliation: This position is not represented.

Salary: $86,840.00 - $110,073.60 Annually

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temp (TLT)

Department: DPH - Public Health

Job Number: 2021EY12674

Closing: 1/27/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: King County

Address: King County Administration Bldg. 500 4th Ave. Rm. 553 Seattle, Washington, 98104

Phone: 206-477-3404