Fiscal Analyst 2

POSTED ON 10/11/2021 CLOSED ON 10/13/2021
State of Washington Hired Organization Address Thurston County – Olympia, WA Remote Full Time

Job Posting for Fiscal Analyst 2 at State of Washington



About WSDOT
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project. 
 
The Opportunity
WSDOT Office of Human Resources & Safety (OHR&S) is currently seeking a personable and trustworthy support professional to fill the temporary vacancy of Fiscal Analyst 2 in Olympia, WA. As part of the administrative team, this position is responsible for a variety of fiscal duties including but not limited to payroll, payment vouchers, monitoring assigned accounts, monies received for payments by maintaining and modifying fiscal record keeping systems, databases, and spreadsheets; reviewing fiscal records, identifying trends; assisting in formulating related corrective action; reconciling budget status reports and prepares expenditure projections. If you are someone who is detail-oriented, reliable, and can multi-task we encourage you to apply!
 
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 2 will:
  • Analyze, reconcile, interpret, and monitor financial reports within OHR&S by comparing authorized expenditures against budgeted and planned expenditures. 
  • Maintain and modify fiscal record keeping systems, databases, and spreadsheets; review fiscal records, identify trends; assist in formulating related corrective action; reconcile budget status reports and prepare expenditure projections. 
  • Act as the primary point of contact for fiscal duties in OHR&S including, but not limited to, accounts payable-receivable processing/tracking/discrepancy resolution/reconciliation, tuition reimbursement processing and financial report analysis. 
  • Respond to provider inquiries and resolve payment questions, communicates with the Accounting and Financial Services office as necessary, research issues in TRAINS, PCMS, Cognos and DataMart. 
  • Prepare, compile, and provide fiscal reports such as year-end reports, budgetary reports, and auditing; Prepare and present complex caseload and/or expenditure forecasts for budget or other management purposes; Develop procedures to effect more efficient budget reporting at the department level or in area of responsibility. 
  • Maintain and process travel expense records; ensure compliance with state and institution regulations and procedures; allocate travel expenses to appropriate budgets. 
  • Conduct preliminary organization-wide fiscal and administrative evaluations and reviews of grant and contract proposals and negotiate resulting awards with vendors or coordinates payment. 
  • Coordinate contracts fiscal information with agency accounting office; provide progress and contracts status information to other staff sections of the agency. 
 
Qualifications
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
  • Knowledge of: Accounts payable, accounts receivable, cash receipts and travel. 
  • Proficient in computers and relevant software including but not limited to Visio, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and SharePoint. 
  • Organizing and prioritizing daily tasks and switching between priorities based on the needs of the organization.
  • Exceptional mathematical skills around budget and finance. 
  • Comprehend and understand accounting information produced by various automated systems residing within WSDOTs Accounting and Finance Office. 
  • Maintain spreadsheets that contain information related to transactions, reconciliations, payment vouchers, journal vouchers and other financial related transactions. 
  • Prepare and produce documentation to support analysis and research conducted in support of transactions and impact to remaining budget. 
  • Develop and produce financial reports, spreadsheets and work papers or instructions relevant to assigned work.
  • Coordinate with regional staff assigned to OHR&S to support their needs from both a financial, budget, and administrative perspective. 
  • Be able to stand or sit for long periods. 
  • Attend meetings, training, and other work sites (includes overnight as appropriate). 
  • Ability to lift and move office equipment and materials (up to 25 pounds) 
  • Ability to independently run and maintain financial reports, analyze, and interpret data. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Auditing, Business or Budgeting (includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting); Professional experience may substitute for the degree on a year-for-year basis but not the required 18 quarter or 12 semester hours. 
  • Knowledge or two-years’ experience with WSDOT Accounting manual.
  • Knowledge or two-years’ experience with Washington State policies and procedures related to the collection and deposits and travel.
  • Knowledge or two-years’ experience with analyzing in exceptional detail and ensuring timely accurate submission of budget and financial information. 
  • Knowledge or two-years’ experience with analyzing, reviewing, and reconciling data and reports within or between financial and administrative systems.
  • Knowledge or two-years’ experience with professional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), State accounting rules, and Statewide Accounting & Administrative Manual (SAAM).

 
Important Notes 
  • This is a non-permanent opportunity, expected to last 6 months. 
  • By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes., however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.   
  • Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, this position will be remote in a telework capacity full-time. Once the restrictions are lifted, WSDOT supports a flexible work schedule with partial telework opportunities, depending on business needs and prior supervisor approval.
 
Why WSDOT 
  • Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.  
  • Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
  • Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information. 
 
Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT? 

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. 
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:  
  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 
 
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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.
 
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov 
 
Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, strebal@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference recruitment number 21DOT-HQ-00321 in the subject line.

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