Posting Date:  04/11/2019
Job Title:  Accounting & Reporting Manager (WMS2)
Salary:  $80,028.00 – $102,612.00 Annually
Entity:  Washington State Department of Transportation
Closing Date:  4/25/2019


The Organization:
Are you an Accounting Professional looking for a challenge? Do you want to be part of a team that is committed to supporting your growth and development? Are you energized by providing outstanding Leadership? If you answered yes, this opportunity might be the right fit for you.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Accounting and Financial Services Division (AFS) is currently seeking a highly motivated accounting professional to fill the role of Accounting and Reporting Manager at our Headquarters in Olympia, Washington. This manager reports directly to an AFS Assistant Director and will lead a team with four critical areas of responsibility: managing WSDOT’s fund and general ledger accounting, internal control program, capital asset accounting, and consumable inventory accounting.

The Skills:
If you are an experienced accounting professional who is excited about the opportunity to help lead a successful accounting team that works with multiple, large transportation projects, who has creative problem-solving abilities, superb interpersonal and communication skills, and with experience in government accounting practices and leading a great team, then this position might be a good fit for you.

Primary Duties

– Lead and manage the Accounting & Reporting team, by providing leadership, performance review, training and development of four financial professionals.
– Monitor and provide oversight for financial reporting of WSDOT funds and accounts, ensuring accuracy and reliability of financial information.
– Support the formulation of statewide accounting policy by thoroughly understanding and interpreting complex financial regulations.
– Provide expert consultation to senior managers and executives requiring the highest level of technical expertise, especially related to internal controls and financial accounting and reporting.
– Work with diverse groups within the agency, across state government and with non-state entities to deliver professional financial consulting services for agency programs, projects and executives.
– Ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial information contained within WSDOT and statewide accounting systems.


– Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or closely related field.
– Minimum of five years of recent experience in accounting.
– Minimum of two years leading accounting professionals.
– Experience developing, monitoring or assessing internal controls.
– Expert knowledge and understanding of GAAP.
– Exceptional oral and written communication skills, with the ability to present complex financial and technology information in an understandable format.

Contact Information

For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-WMS-0W405.


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