Fiscal Analyst 5- Spokane, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking an experienced professional to fill a Fiscal Analyst 5 position in the Eastern Region Financial Services Office in Spokane, WA. As the principal assistant to the Regional Financial Services Manager, this incumbent will ensure the accuracy of the transactions for the functions of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Stores Payable, Cash Receipts, and expenditure accounting activities. In addition, the incumbent of this position will provide expertise in the areas of regarding the use of financial systems, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal and state regulations, department and region policies and procedures.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Review and ensure the accuracy of the transactions of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Stores Payable, Cash Receipts, and Expenditure Accounting.
- Provide direct supervision, guidance, and training to one (1) professional Fiscal Analyst regarding the use of financial systems, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal and state regulations, department and region policies and procedures, in areas having financial impact under the principal assistants' supervision.
- Ensure proper accounting techniques and controls are used.
- Assist in the writing of instructions and preparing training materials for the department and field office personnel.
- Monitor the processing of the Region's disbursement and expenditure coding corrections. Ensure disbursements are in conformance with established accounting methods and Principle’s in accordance with WSDOT Chart of Accounts, WSDOT Accounting Manual, Office of Financial Management SAAM Manual, and WSDOT Purchasing Manual and other Policies’ and regulatory documents.
- Approve TRAINS payments and cash receipt documents, and journal vouchers.
- Authorize and export semi-monthly purchasing card transactions from the Purchasing Card Management System (PCMS).
- Responsible for reconciling monthly PCMS expenditure activity to the region's purchasing card suspense account and making sure the account is zeroed out at fiscal yearend.
- Research and analyze the correctness of the accounting codes when disbursement or receipt documents are rejected through TRAINS and make appropriate corrections.
- Approve or create journal vouchers to correct improper charges to work orders or incorrect accounting codes as requested by Eastern Region departments and project managers.
- Monitor reimbursable agreements within the region to ensure the billing is in compliance with the terms and conditions of the agreement and that elements of the agreement are enforced.
- Analyze the data from the monthly interface error reports and makes the necessary corrections by applying appropriate accounting codes.
- Establish third-party damage work orders in TRAINS.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
- At least four (4) years of experience in fiscal procedures.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret data from financial systems.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and Outlook) and use of office machines (computers, fax machine, scanning, printing, and copying).

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Bachelor's degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting.
- Knowledge of WSDOT accounting policies and experience with TRAINS and COGNOS software.
- Experience with WSDOT accounting systems and procedures including TRAINS, Chart of Accounts, and Cognos.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position offers flexible/hybrid remote work options.
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. 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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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.
Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 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.

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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 explains your qualifications, and indicate 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

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-ER-60289 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $59,688 - $80,292/ YR

Posted on March 09, 2022

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