Fiscal Analyst 2 - Project - Olympia, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
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
Are you interested in working in a fast-paced environment? Do you enjoy doing research and independently finding answers to questions? Do you take pride in providing outstanding customer service? If you answered yes, this opportunity might be the right fit for you!

The WSDOT Accounting and Financial Services (AFS) division is currently seeking a highly organized, detail oriented Fiscal Analyst 2 to fill a vacancy within the Payments and Receipts unit. This position contributes to the mission of the department by ensuring vendor payments, contract payments and cash receipts comply with regulations and contractual obligations in support of delivery of WSDOT transportation projects.

What to Expect
This Fiscal Analyst 2 position performs journey-level financial duties related to both vendor payments and cash receipting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), state and federal regulations and WSDOT guidelines and practices.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst will:
•Review and approve TRAINS journal vouchers submitted by WSDOT organizations to AFS daily and submit appropriate cash transfers by the daily deadline.
•Review aged warrants; working with responsible WSDOT organizations to determine appropriate action for unredeemed warrants (i.e., cancel or reissue).
•Prepare and file monthly use tax reporting to Department of Revenue.
•Monitor, reconcile and preform payment and journal entries related to Purchasing Card (P-Card) accounting transactions.
•Create bi-monthly payment to bank for agency transactions.
•Calculate, prepare, and process quarterly P-Card rebate distributions to designated programs.
•Prepare and process Daily Journal of Commerce invoices when received ensuring payments are processed within 30 days.

Qualifications
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
•High school diploma or equivalent.
•18 quarter or 12 semester college credits in accounting. (Additional qualifying experience may substitute for accounting credits).
•Two (2) years of experience in a financial field. (Additional education may substitute for experience).
•Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
•Demonstrated Ability to:
•Meet established deadlines
•Work effectively as part of a high-functioning team
•Analyze, interpret, and reconcile data from different financial systems
•Navigate, query, update, and prepare financial entries in financial systems
•Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with a large internal and external customer base
•Research applicable state laws, rules, policies, and procedures related to area of responsibility
•Preform work in accordance with GAAP, state, and agency policies
•Organize and prioritize daily tasks, switching between multiple tasks daily
•Utilize Microsoft Excel and Word at an intermediate level

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
•An Associate’s Degree.
•Government experience.
•Experience with WSDOT systems (i.e. TRAINS)

Important Notes
Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.
This is a limited duration Project opportunity, anticipated to be funded through June 30, 2023.

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!
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.
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 and includes your greatest strength and how you would use it to be successful on this team.
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, at strebal@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-HQ-0P382 in the subject line.

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Location: Thurston County - Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $41,352.00 - $55,524.00 Annually

Posted on July 21, 2021

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