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King County Washington Business & Finance Officer I - Special Duty in Seattle, Washington


The Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and 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 Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) Finance Section is looking for skilled, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic team players who will be responsible for the day to day accounting transactions, regular monitoring of expenditures and reporting for fund transactions for the Director’s Office and other various Divisions.

The Business and Finance Officer I performs accounting transactions including payment of complex invoices; recording revenue transactions from other governmental agencies; preparing reconciliations. Under general supervision, these positions may assist in the preparation of the biennial operating budget, tracking and analyzing expenditures, maintaining the integrity of the operating budget, oversight of the accounting functions, and reviewing expenditures with management and project managers which helps drive the strategic decision making process for their programs. These positions may support other divisions and funds within DCHS as needed.

Who May Apply: These are special duty opportunities for current Career Service DCHS staff only.

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: These positions are scheduled to work 40 hours per week, typically 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and are overtime eligible with supervisory preapproval. These positions are represented by PROTEC17.

Recruiter: Susan Churchill;

Job Duties

  • Perform accounting transactions including payment of complex invoices; recording revenue transactions; preparing interfund transfers to/from other agencies within King County; and preparing documentation and audit trails for all recorded transactions.
  • Field inquiries from Provider Network regarding monthly payment and billing transactions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and internal procedures for protected health information.
  • Process confidential client billing information using multiple systems. Investigates and identify all issues arising from the multiple systems from beginning to end to ensure the issue has been resolved.
  • Ensure data integrity across multiple interfacing systems. Reconciles all data discrepancies, identifies the factors of the discrepancies and works with IT to make the necessary corrections.
  • Reconcile County financial systems with internal financial systems across multiple fund sources.
  • Provide integrated reporting for programs and funding including current year/biennium information as well as historical analysis.
  • Work collaboratively with program managers to learn their programs and provide the most useful reporting and analytic tools.
  • Administer and monitor grants, contracts, and specialized funding streams. Read and become an expert on grants and contracts and associated financial requirements.
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis of various programs, revenue contracts, funds and appropriations. Assist in the written descriptions of financial analysis, and be able to explain them to non-financial staff.
  • Assist the DCHS Fiscal team in gathering data for the division’s service providers’ fiscal site visits to ensure compliance with requirements.
  • Extract, organize, and review financial records, data and reports from the Oracle Enterprise Business Solutions (EBS) and Oracle Business Intelligence (BI) and other internal systems to ensure the accuracy of revenues and expenditures.
  • Serves as an accounts payable process technical expert.
  • Collaborate with other Business and Finance Officers within department to assist with interpretation and implementation of funding requirements.
  • Assist with department-wide financial management as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned. Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of budgeting, finance, managerial and financial accounting.

  • Three years of comprehensive accounting experience.
  • Self-motivating individual.
  • Experience working with automated financial management systems.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial information systems.
  • Knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills utilizing functions such as pivot tables, vlookup, if-then functions, etc. *DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: *

  • Experience working with federal and state grants.

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration and/or equivalent education and experience.
  • Experience with Oracle/EBS, Hyperion and Oracle Business Intelligence reporting systems.
  • Knowledge of King County programs, funding sources, policies and requirements.
  • Knowledge of governmental accounting and finance. 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.

Salary: $33.73 - $42.76 Hourly

Location: Seattle, WA

Job Type: Special Duty Assignment

Department: DCHS - Community & Human Services

Job Number: 2020SC12134

Division: Comm & Human Svcs Admin

Closing: 9/22/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: King County

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

Phone: 206-477-3404