Posting Date:  01/11/2022
Job Title:  Chief Accountant
Salary:  $50.000 depending on Experience
Entity:  Ferry County
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled


Incumbents are responsible for preparing financial statement information including notes, schedules and statistical tables. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, handling complex accounting and distribution transactions involving multiple jurisdictions, laws and mathematical calculation. Incumbents do original development of accounting process and procedures and generally work with all non-routine/non-repetitive accounting issues. They solve accounting problems created by system or personnel error, act as internal control officer, and perform senior level financial research. Accountants develop original accounting spreadsheet application using excel. This is also a supervisory position responsible for the procedural and technical activities of the accounting department of the Auditor’s office.

This class specification reflects the general concept and intent of the classification and should not be construed as a detailed statement of all the work requirement that may be inherent in a position.

Primary Duties

Prepare portions of the comprehensive annual financial report including notes, compiling statistics, schedules and other supplemental data. Aligns daily system operation to most effectively support report preparation.

Serves as a technical resource to other county departments related to questions on accounting practices, procedures, or requests for financial information.

Systematically review, recommends and implements proper internal controls for accounting process.

Develops and prepares a variety of financial management reports for use in department decision making and policy setting as well as completing other internal and external reporting requirements.

Prepares and maintains general journals and general ledgers; edits and reconciles discrepancies, and correct irregularities to prepare balanced general ledger.


Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred.

Three years of professional level experience in government finance, accounting, and auditing.

Ability to fully utilize a personal computer and related software including databases, spreadsheets and mainframe applications.

Current Washington State driver’s license or have requested and obtained a appropriate accommodation.

Knowledge of advanced governmental accounting a finance. Knowledge of Cash basis accounting, GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and various reporting systems. Ability to apply accounting theory and interpret and apply laws and regulations affecting local government.

Ability to convey complex information effectively in written and oral communications.

Ability to analyze data and prepare recommendations for action.

Ability to work cooperatively and diplomatically with department and agency mangers and other County staff.

Must be bondable.

Contact Information

Ferry County Risk Management
350 E Delaware Ave #15
Republic, WA, 99166
Phone: 509-775-5225 Ext 1107


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