Washington State Department of Transportation
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure that 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.
WSDOT is eager to hire a finance professional to serve as our next Fiscal Analyst to support WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality for people and business. This position will work under general supervision ensuring accountability over financial activities transacted by the region. As the Fiscal Analyst, this position will verify financial activities and transactions are complete, accurate, and compliant with related requirements, billings are correct, and accounts are current. In addition, this position will ensure that disbursements and receipts comply with state and federal regulations and agency and regional policy and procedures. The successful candidate appointed to this unique position will serve a vital role in support of WSDOT’s mission to provide safe, reliable, and cost effective transportation options to improve communities and economic vitality.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst will:
Process reimbursable agreements where the region bills and collects from a public or private entity for goods and/or services provided by the region.
Prepare monthly invoices and process those invoices by scanning, separating, and merging billing documents.
Analyze and reconcile expenditure data from different financial and/or data retrieval systems and resolve discrepancies.
Ensure compliance of financial transaction and/or related transactions with various policies, procedures, and requirements and ensure they are recorded, classified, and reported in accordance with GAAP, Chart of Accounts, and/or procurement requirements.
Ensure compliance of documentation supporting a transaction with various payment and/or procurement requirements and ensure expenditure coding components and requirements are applied correctly.
Analyze payment documents and financial transactions to the level of detail to find and resolve errors, discrepancies, compliance issues, and/or lack of sufficient documentation and correct as required.
Prepare fiscal year end closing adjustments and accrual journal vouchers using WSDOT financial systems, information retrieval systems, and various software applications.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Experience with reviewing, analyzing, and interpreting financial information and reports, as well as analyzing and correcting discrepancies.
Proficient with MS Office Suite products, including Word, Excel, and Outlook.
Strong communication skills both in written and verbal form to effectively communicate information to internal and external customers.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Bachelor’s degree to include at least 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of accounting, auditing, or budgeting, and one (1) year of relevant experience. Professional experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis but not for the required credit hours.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate 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.
This position offers flexible/hybrid work options
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov
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 12 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, and free dental coverage! Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
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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 details your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact information to be included in the “References” section of the online application for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, knowledge base, and job-related competencies.
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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.
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-12455 in the subject line.
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