Fiscal Analyst 4 (Project Position)- Olympia, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Are you interested in joining a team of dedicated financial professionals? Do you want to look forward to coming to work each day? Do you enjoy doing research and independently finding answers to questions? Do you want to be part of a team that is committed to supporting your growth and development? Are you energized by providing outstanding customer service? If you answered yes, this opportunity might be the right fit for you.

WSDOT Division of Accounting and Financial Services (AFS) is seeking a detail oriented financial professional to fill the Fiscal Analyst 4 position on the Accounting & Reporting team. This position is a principal assistant and reports to the Accounting and Reporting Manager position. The position is responsible for performing senior level analysis of budgeted expenditure and revenue data to ensure accurate financial reporting. This is a project (limited duration) appointment expected to last through June 2023.

AFS delivers high quality financial services, consultation and training that support WSDOT in providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective transportation options to improve livable communities and economic vitality.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 4 will:
- Perform financial review and analysis of accounting and fiscal data in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), federal and state regulations, and WSDOT guidelines and practices.
- Utilize a variety of TRAINS and AFRS reports in order to verify and reconcile the accounting data between the WSDOT accounting system and the statewide accounting system, identify any discrepancies and initiate needed corrections.
- Analyze general ledger balances and expenditure and revenue data at the subprogram, appropriation, object and major group/source level within and between TRAINS and AFRS to ensure timely and accurate reporting of financial data.
- Perform detailed analysis of TRAINS and AFRS reports to determine correctness of expenditure and revenue transactions, and general ledger balances, to ensure proper accounting methods and procedures are followed and that any discrepancies are identified and corrected.
- Serve as back up for the Certificate of Participation (COP) semi-annual payments and reconciliations.
- Assist with data cleansing and reconciliation of financial data prior to data conversion from WSDOT systems to Workday, the new statewide financial system.
- Assist with data validation and reconciliation of WSDOT funds and general ledgers post conversion of financial data to Workday.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Business Administration, or closely related field with 18 quarter or 12 semester credits of accounting. Note: Additional qualifying experience may substitute for education.
- Four (4) years of experience in a financial field. Note: Additional education may substitute for experience.
Demonstrated ability to:
- Perform senior level financial analysis of accounting data in accordance with GAAP, federal and state regulations and WSDOT policy.
- Analyze, interpret, and reconcile data from different financial systems.
- Independently navigate, query, update and prepare financial entries in WSDOT’s financial system, TRAINS.
- Recognize and resolve difficult and complex accounting problems.
- Provide sound advice and consultation to program management staff.
- Communicate complex financial information effectively to various audiences.
- Work independently and make independent decisions within scope of responsibility.
- Complete all assignments accurately and timely.
- Work effectively as part of a high-functioning team.
- Manage workload where priorities can change frequently.
- Understand the relationships between assets, liabilities, fund balance/equity, revenues, and expenditures in a general ledger accounting system.
- Determine appropriate treatment for complex accounting transactions.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Government experience.
Experience with WSDOT systems (i.e. TRAINS).

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.
This is a project opportunity, expected to last until June 30, 2023.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at . Please be sure to reference Fiscal Analyst 4 # 0P378 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $25.28 - $33.98/ HR

Posted on March 21, 2022

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