Posting Date:  11/01/2018
Job Title:  Financial Accounting Administrator
Salary:  100,368.53 – $127,223.20
Entity:  King County
Closing Date:  continuous


The Financial Management Section (FMS) has an outstanding opportunity for a results-oriented, customer focused leader with effective team building skills and solid financial expertise to join our team as a Financial Accounting Administrator (Financial Services Administrator). Our ideal candidate combines excellent accounting acumen with a passion for excellence and strong leadership skills with the ability to bring out the best in their team! In addition to strong accounting skills, we are looking for a candidate who can manage a diverse group while exemplifying fairness, strong listening skills, approachability, and promoting a cooperative work environment. We are looking for someone who is passionate about continuously creating new ways to improve and who thrives on encouraging others to do their best to achieve mutual goals.

FBOD’s mission is to provide timely, efficient and accurate accounting, procurement, treasury, payroll, benefits and small business services. We are actively seeking employees whose behavior is in alignment with our division’s core values of: Respect, Teamwork, Results and Innovation.

*This position is open continuously, however, first review of applications will be November 13, 2018*

Primary Duties

Scope of Job Duties: To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum, demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to:
Provide direct supervision to a team of accountants responsible for accounting and reporting on proprietary funds, governmental funds, fiduciary funds and fixed assets of the County;
Hire, coach, train and motivate team. Prioritize and identify workload, provide feedback, and recognize accomplishments of staff. Conduct performance evaluations, monitor work quality and quantity. Establish performance metrics and coach/counsel and mentor based on those metrics. Discuss individual performance with employees and recommend a training or development plan.
Prepare the County’s financial statements in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and governmental accounting standards;
Maximize operational efficiencies, safeguard assets, assure adequate internal controls and participate in assessing internal controls through internal control risk assessments in county agencies;
Participate in the development and direct the implementation of county-wide financial and related administrative policies and procedures in compliance with State law and administrative rules, County code and ordinances, federal rules and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), governmental accounting standards (GASB), and generally accepted government auditing standards (GAGAS);
Provide assistance and guidance to County agencies and department staff and management in the analysis, research and resolution of complex accounting and financial issues;
Interact with internal and external auditors and participate in auditing projects; provide information and access to accounting records; develop and provide responses to audit recommendations;
Develop, implement, and maintain policies and procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws and best practices.
Have a collaborative approach on how to get things done through formal and informal channels;
Build trusted partnerships with internal and external customers through transparency, solid customer service, and resolving differences respectfully;
Facilitate process improvement using LEAN procedures, techniques and problem solving skills.


We are looking for candidates who:

Have experience leading, supervising and coaching employees to work to their full potential and capabilities;
Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field;
Have strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word;
Have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or CGFM, CMA, CIA, CPFO, CFE certification;
Are able to interpret and explain laws, instructions, organization objectives and policies;
Have working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and governmental accounting;
Are able to prepare financial statements, work with auditors and have knowledge of internal controls and the COSO framework;
Understand how to incorporate equity and social justice principles into service delivery and workforce management;
Are able to communicate effectively and relate openly and comfortably with diverse groups of people;
Are able to effectively manage their own time and meet deadlines;
Any combination of education and experience that demonstrates candidate’s ability to successfully perform the job responsibilities for this role.

Contact Information

The recruitment for this position is open to all qualified candidates.
A completed King County Application is required. We highly recommend that you also provide a cover letter and resume.

If you have any questions, please contact Jen Irwin, Recruiter by e-mail at or by phone at 206-263-0601. Connect with me on LinkedIn.


Other Information