Fiscal Analyst 3- Olympia, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking a Fiscal Analyst 3 in the Project Support and Receivables (PS&R) section of the Accounting and Financial Services Division. This position specializes primarily in accounting for and managing third party damage accounts receivables. Accounting for third party damage accounts receivables entails analyzing and entering receivable transactions, processing adjustments to receivables, calculating allowance for accounts receivables that may become uncollectible, processing write-offs of receivables, and reporting on all aspects of third-party damage expenditures, revenues, cash collections, and receivable balances. This position supports the Department’s mission to maintain a safe highway system by facilitating the timely processing of third-party damage accounts receivable.

In the Accounting and Financial Services (AFS) division, our #1 Core Process is “Developing and Retaining AFS Employees.” Within the AFS division, we put a lot of emphasis and resources on this process. We want to help our employees gain knowledge, skills, and experience to ensure continuous growth and help guide them along their career path. The PS&R unit is considered the heart of AFS and there is plenty of opportunity to enhance your skillset and learn something new every day! The PS&R unit is a collaborative, close-knit team that aspires to meet our customer’s expectations.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 3 will:
- Perform senior level expert 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.
- Interact and consult with program managers to determine proper accounting for receivables, providing detail expenditure and revenue analysis, creating complex receivable and accounting reports for management, resolving problems, and identifying impacts to others.
- Independently analyze and enter receivable documents into the accounting system, including RE, RM and WO document types.
- Process adjustments to accounts receivables within TRAINS and the subsidiary receivable system based upon analysis of information in various reporting systems.
- Gather information from and/or coordinate receivable adjustments with the Torts, Claims & Records Management Division and with the Maintenance Division.
- Compare revenues to expenditures to ensure all third-party damage receivables and other assigned receivables are properly recorded.
- Independently analyze cash receipts to accounts receivable to determine the success the Department is having in collecting its accounts receivable.
- Record the allowance in the agency accounting system (TRAINS). Prepare management reports to indicate the amount of revenue affected by the allowance.

Qualifications
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Associate degree with 18 quarter / 12 semester credits in accounting.
- Three (3) years of experience in financial field. (Education can substitute for 1 year experience)
- Knowledge of and the ability to perform senior level financial review and analysis of accounting and fiscal data in accordance with GAAP, federal and state regulations and WSDOT guidelines and practices.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting
- Government experience
- Demonstrated ability to independently navigate, update, query and prepare reports using the following systems/software programs: TRAINS, Financial Information Retrieval System (FIRS), WSDOT DataMarts and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint knowledge preferred).
- Demonstrated ability to provide consultative guidance to region, division, and program staff to assist with financial issues.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
In addition to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
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 www.uscis.gov

Why WSDOT
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 10 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.
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 strebal@wsdot.wa.gov . Please be sure to reference FA 3 #03672 in the subject line.

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Location: Olympia, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3590364/fiscal-analyst-3?page=6&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $47,844 - $64,332/ YR

Posted on June 13, 2022

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