Posting Date:  11/18/2022
Job Title:  Controller
Salary:  $115,086.40 – $145,891.20 Annually
Entity:  Public Health Seattle & King County
Closing Date:  01/31/2023


he Controller (Finance and Administrative Servies Manager) role is an extraordinary opportunity for seasoned finance leader with deep experience in finance, accounting, and auditing. The ideal candidate has experience in a large public organization with multiple lines of business and models the qualities of integrity, credibility, and commitment to Public Health’s mission. We are looking for strategic thinker who with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and finance team ensures effective and efficient operations and compliance.
The position reports to the CFO and supervises the accounting services of receivables, payables, general ledger, and payroll functions for a department with a biennium budget of over $800 Million and full-time employees of over 1,500. This position also works closely with King County’s Finance and Business Operations Division (FBOD) to ensure compliance and adherence with county policies.

Primary Duties

Serves as department financial advisor for all accounting activities associated with five different funds.
Lead the accounting team in monthly close out and year end accounting activities.
Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
Supervise and guide a team of financial professionals including hiring, onboarding, and training employees; supporting professional development; and developing goals and providing feedback.
Prepare and present technical accounting-financial data to management. Produce the department monthly financial statements for executive leadership. Identify and analyze accounting problems impacting audit compliance or department financial status,
Protects assets by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing internal controls by working in collaboration with the Financial Compliance & Grant Manager
Monitors and confirms financial condition by participating in various department audits and providing information to external auditors.
Monitoring expenditures trends; analyzing variances; and work with the Budget Manager and update the CFO
Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data to CFO.
Prepares special reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends for senior management
Complies with federal, state, and local legal requirements by enforcing adherence to funding requirements, filing financial reports, and advising management on needed actions.
Developing and monitoring business performance metrics, for continuous process improvement measurement.
Serve as the department single point of contact (SPOC) for all Oracle Financial Systems issues and work closely with King County Finance and Business Operations Department and Business Resources Center to resolve system issues.
Act as the department point of contact for reviewing and approving Oracle EBS Security access requests.


Demonstrated commitment to Equity and Social Justice and pursuing changes to policies and practices that address systemic racism and inequities.
Demonstrated ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance managers.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with program managers, division finance managers, other financial departments or organizations and others to establish systems and practices necessary to fulfill high standards for financial reporting.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills; demonstrated skill effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management.
Working knowledge of inherent operational and compliance risks associated with large government organizations.
Working knowledge of understanding Certified Indirect Rate (CIR) methodology, calculation, review, and application.
Demonstrated skill managing the work of staff, including recruiting mentoring, training, and retaining a talented and diverse team; and the foresight and ability to delegate accordingly
Demonstrated experience with auditing and working with federal, state, and local auditors to resolve issues successfully
Knowledge and experience with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB).

Desired Qualification:
A combination of education and experience demonstrative knowledge, skills, and abilities equivalent to:
• Bachelor’s degree with coursework in business, finance, accounting; or related field;
• Five (5) years minimum of combined experience in accounting, public accounting, finance, audit, or equivalent.
Five (5) years’ analytical experience working with PeopleSoft, Oracle EBS and BI Insight Reporting tools with large data extract.
Five (5) years of governmental grant contracting administration and management.
Five (5) years of progressive supervision of a large accounting team
• Certified Public Account (CPA) and/or Certified Government Financial Manager CGFM)

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