Fiscal Analyst 5 11868 (TR)
State of Washington - Tacoma, WA

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Our Vision is:
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The Department of Social and Health Services will improve the safety and health of individuals, families and communities by providing leadership and establishing and participating in partnerships.

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The Department of Social and Health Services, Financial Services Administration (FSA) Regional 3 Business Center is recruiting for one (1) permanent position located in Tacoma.

Under the supervision of the Regional Business Chief, this position is a supervisor/accounting section within the DSHS Regional Business Center in Tacoma. The FA5 serves as the primary financial advisor to the Regional Business Chief for Economic Services Administration (ESA) and Juvenile Rehabilitation Administration (JRA) and acts as the primary consultant to the DSHS Regional Administrators on fiscal matters within the scope of the Regional Business Center

Duties included, but not limited to:
o Primary financial advisor to the Regional Business Chief for ESA and JRA and acts as the primary consultant to the DSHS Regional Administrators on fiscal matters within the scope of the Regional Business Center
o Develops financial reports for the Regional Business Chief
o Analysis of complex financial and statistical data and determines their significance
o Prepare comprehensive narrative statements and supporting financial reports
o Develops financial portion of the program’s business plan
o Analyzes complex financial data and trends and develops recommendations and options for the Regional Business Chief
o Supervises financial management activities for the DSHS Region 3 Regional Business Center
o Assimilate, interpret, and apply laws, administration codes, contract provisions, rules and regulations as appropriate
o Apply the principles of public administration and management, tactical and strategic planning, focused operations and service delivery systems
o Devises business and accounting methods that ensures DSHS compliance with Office of Financial Management (OFM), DSHS policies and guidelines and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
o Ensure an effective internal control environment with regard to accounting, processing incoming documents, and systems
o Plans, develops and implements fiscal programs designed to enhance effectiveness, control expenditures, provide necessary services, and assure compliance with applicable laws and policies

Bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and four to five years of relevant professional experience.

**Professional experience may substitute for education but not for the credit hours**

A Master’s degree in a financial related field, certification as a Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Financial Manager or Management Accountant can be substituted for professional experience.

o Must have the ability to understand and comply with a variety of regulations dealing with funds reporting.
o Must have the ability to establish effective, orderly procedures dealing with financial record keeping systems and to prepare comprehensive complex financial reports for management.
o Knowledge of advance principles of fiscal management, including budget control and forecasting, planning, effective briefings, staff development, organizational and personnel accountability.
o Working knowledge of governmental accounting.
o Knowledge of regulatory requirements of American Disabilities Act, DSHS personnel management, and accounting systems to include WMS and GS employees, diversity, Internal Risk Assessment/Control, AFRS, HRMS, and TRACKS.
o Must have excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively with staff at all levels.
o Optimize limited resources, and support the organizational goals.
o The ability to oversee, direct, inspect and audit or guide the work of others with responsibility for meeting certain standards of performance related to accounting and payroll.
o Ability to produce, analyze and interpret complex financial reports for management and prepare comprehensive conclusions and comments.
o Ability to coordinate with others.
o Ability to verify all financial transactions for completeness and accuracy.
o Communicates and works effectively with management, program staff, and fiscal staff within Regional Business Center.
o Must be able to communicate effectively with management, peers, clients, and the public as required to carry out the assigned duties of the position.

Supplemental Information:
NOTE: This position is covered by a union security provision. Therefore, as a condition of employment, candidates who are appointed are required to become members of the Washington Federation of State Employees, or pay other representational fees within the first 30 days of employment.
SPECIAL NOTE: Attention to detail is important to the successful completion of your application for this position.

  • Carefully review your application before submitting.*
You may NOT reapply to this posting for 30 days

Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the contents and completeness of the “work experience” section of your application in NeoGov. In order to be considered for this position you MUST apply online and complete the entire Application. A resume mailed, emailed, attached to or embedded within the application will not substitute for the “work experience” section of the application.

The information provided in your Application must support your selected answers in the application questionnaire. All answers are verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this requisition. A thorough reference check will be conducted for final applicants.
NOTE : To apply for this position you will need to complete your application, supplemental question(s) AND attach a resume, contact information for three professional references and a cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications for this position. Screening may involve writing style, skills, and apparent knowledge of business communication.

**Applications that do not have a resume, references and cover letter identified and attached (or embedded) will be disqualified from further consideration for this posting.

NOTE : To be considered for this position, you must attach a legible transcript to your application. Transcripts must be attached and labeled as a separate document.
**Applications that do not have a legible transcript identified and attached will be disqualified from further consideration for this posting.**

The Washington State Department of Social and Health Services is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, race, creed, color, national origin, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Persons requiring accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the recruiter at (253) 983-6575. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
If you have questions on how to apply or application issues, BEFORE you submit your application, contact Angel Correa at 253.983.6575 or

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