Posting Date:  03/22/2021
Job Title:  Budget Administrator
Salary:  Ten-Step Annual Salary Range: $65,686 – $85,710 DOQ
Entity:  Northwest Regional Council
Closing Date:  04/23/2021


The Budget Administrator is a new position within a well-regarded fiscal unit with a history of twenty-two years of clean audits. Employees support each other with grace and good humor.
The Northwest Regional Council (NWRC) is a council of governments and an Area Agency on Aging for Island, San Juan, Skagit and Whatcom Counties. With a budget of $22 million and 45 funding sources, NWRC successfully funds and/or provides community-based programs to help elders and people with disabilities live in their own homes and communities for as long as possible, postponing or eliminating the need for institutional care. With a variety of federal, state, and private funding sources, we directly provide and/or contract services including in-home case management, care coordination and behavioral health services, aging and disability and unpaid family caregiver resources, and non-emergency medical transportation. The fiscal unit is currently comprised of a Fiscal Director, a Senior Accountant, a Staff Accountant and two Accounting Analysts.

Primary Duties

The Budget Administrator is responsible for understanding accounting operations and contributing to business decisions of the agency. This position demonstrates and applies broad subject matter knowledge of program procedures, operations, and financial recordkeeping systems. The ideal candidate will use technical knowledge, analytical skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and reliable independent judgment to design effective budget models for the agency. Incumbent understands internal policies and procedures, technical principles, methodologies, techniques, external laws and regulations governing area of work, and demonstrates the ability to apply applicable knowledge to improve operations.


• Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or related field required; AND three or more years of accounting and/or budgeting experience required. Governmental, social service, and/or healthcare experience preferred.
• Experience with cost accounting and setting unit rates required.
• Three years of experience using and setting up complex computerized integrated accounting systems desired. Abila MIP fund accounting experience preferred.
• Three years of experience using computerized databases including query and report design and testing desired.
• Supervisory and/or team leadership experience desired.

Contact Information

Required Application materials may be downloaded directly from our employment web page, or requested by emailing NWRC is an EOE.


Other Information

This position comes with NWRC’s excellent family-friendly benefit package which includes:
• Employer paid Medical/Dental/Vision for the employee and their dependents. The employee can choose from multiple medical and dental plan options.
• Employer paid Long Term Disability Insurance for the employee (with option for buy-up.)
• Employer paid Life Insurance for the employee ($35,000 with option for buy-up.)
• Employer paid Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the employee and their dependents.
• Participation in the state retirement – WA Public Employees Retirement System, with an employer contribution.
• Sick leave accrues at one day per month up to a maximum of 75 days and can be accessed as soon as it accrues.
• Vacation accrues for a full-time employee beginning at 8 hours/month.
• 10 paid holidays per year, plus a floating personal holiday.
• Alternative Work Schedule may be available after successfully passing 6-month Trial Service Period.

In addition, NWRC offers the following Voluntary Benefits:

• Pre-tax, Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) for
• Healthcare
• Dependent Child/Adult Day Care
• Pre-tax, Deferred Compensation Programs