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Financial Specialist Senior

By May 6, 2022

Idaho Transportation Department

Idaho Transportation Department

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Are you ready to make a difference for the employees and management of an award-winning state agency?

This opening may be your opportunity to use your financial knowledge and skills to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).

Are you interested in working for an award-winning, dynamic, professional state agency? This opening may be your opportunity to use your financial knowledge and skills to promote the mission of Idaho Transportation Department (ITD).  ITD is currently recruiting for a Financial Specialist, Senior position in the Cost Accounting group in the Financial Services office at the Boise Headquarters. The incumbent will use accounting theory and practice to ensure the agency applies Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards correctly and consistently. The incumbent will be responsible for financial reconciliations and reporting.   The incumbent must possess a high level of focus and attention to detail to manage complex funding and expenditures on projects in the department’s financial accounting system.  This position handles the lifecycle of multi-year projects from establishing the budget, to modifying budgets, to adjusting expenditures and processing final vouchers on closed projects.  A successful candidate for this position will be a creative problem solver that also takes initiative to see problem resolution through to completion.
NOTICE: This position requires a background investigation before a final job offer is made.

Example of Duties

Assist District and Headquarters customers with highway and maintenance project accounting needs.
Reconcile and audit department financial accounting project expenditures and budgets with ITD internal systems and Federal systems for completeness and compliance with federal and state laws and agreements.
Develop reports utilizing enterprise-wide financial accounting software to analyze, research, and resolve problems.
Utilize current information technology to analyze, research, and maintain financial data, develop financial documents, and resolve issues.
Design, modify, and implement financial accounting systems or has a significant role in their development.
Participate in developing policies and procedures for financial reporting systems and conducts research into the financial needs of ITD.
Analyze technical financial problems and provide professional assistance and advice concerning their solutions.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of accounting principles and practices.


Developing and preparing financial documents.
Using a personal computer to develop, analyze, and report on financial data.
Analyzing financial activities and recommending management action.

Desired Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field with minimum of 20 semester hours of accounting and three years’ experience in financial reporting and a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.
Solid organization skills with attention to detail resulting in timely and accurate work products.
Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing.
Previous project/grant accounting experience.
Experience gathering data from multiple financial systems, analyzing data, integrating data, and validating data for accuracy and developing reports/scripts/inquiries to aid with process improvements and making informed business decisions.
Work proficiently with Excel and Word.

To apply for this job email your details to CAREERS@itd.idaho.gov

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