Posting Date:  03/16/2023
Job Title:  Accounting Assistant 2
Salary:  $25.91-$32.28 Hourly
Entity:  Pierce County
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Position Summary
Why It’s a Great Opportunity:
In this role you will support the accounting team working for all divisions in Planning and Public Works. You will provide transactional accounting activities within a project focused team. Planning and Public Works (PPW) is the largest department in Pierce County and the Business and Finance Operations (BFO) Division is PPW’s central finance office. This behind-the-scenes work is vital to the operation of the county and our communities.

Why It’s a Great Department:
PPW is a diverse and fast-moving department filled with motivated professionals working to ensure Pierce County is positioned to handle growth while building, operating, and maintaining reliable infrastructure to support livable communities. PPW is responsible for a broad and complex portfolio of services that provides unique opportunities to collaborate, innovate, and inspire. We are responsible for the County road and levee systems, sewer systems, airports, ferries, building permits, environmental review, sustainability, community planning, and code enforcement – just to name a few!

Learn more about Planning and Public Works at

How to be Successful in the Role:
We are looking for you to be a customer focused professional who is inquisitive and curious. You will need to be very detail oriented with your accounting or bookkeeping experience to learn the bigger picture in the projects Pierce County brings to our communities. Your success will be seen in the services and quality of life improvements throughout the County.

Your Future in this Role:
This is a great position to build on your customer service and accounting skills as well as develop a career with Pierce County. Those in this role take pride in being a resource for all internal and external County customers while working in a supportive team environment. Learning and development opportunities exist across this series throughout the County for those who thrive on lifelong learning. Pierce County offers professional development through the Leadership Certification program, robust online learning, and other training opportunities throughout your career to ensure your success. This position has multiple career growth and promotional opportunities in Pierce County to build on a great career.

Primary Duties

Core Daily Responsibilities:

Reconciles supporting documents to County records using payroll expenditure reports, monthly revenue/expenditure transfers, and cash receipts according to general accounting practices.
Audits spend authorizations for accuracy and compliance with state and county statutes.
Analyzes financial system transactions and makes necessary corrections.
Analyzes expenditures, prepares calculations, and verifies accuracy of Workday Worktags.
Monitors and audits provider billings.
Skill in the use of spreadsheet software and computers.
A classification description with a more detailed list of essential function can be found here.


Minimum Qualifications:

Two or more years of progressively responsible bookkeeping, accounting, auditing, or closely-related work experience.
Substituting on a month-for-month basis, successful completion of coursework in bookkeeping, accounting or closely-related subjects relevant to the requirements of the position for a maximum of one year experience requirement.
Preferred Qualifications:
Previous customer services experience desirable.
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.

Contact Information

Pierce County

Pierce County Human Resources
2401 S 35th St, Rm 121
Tacoma, Washington, 98409

(253) 798-7480
For Sheriff’s Department positions: 253-798-6250


Other Information

Supplemental Information
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County’s needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 2 to 3 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision.

Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?