Posting Date:  05/14/2019
Job Title:  Financial Analyst I or II, DOQ
Salary:  Starting Monthly: FA I: $4,228-$4,444; FA II: $4,663-$4,889 (DOQ)
Entity:  Lewis County
Closing Date:  First Review: 05/28/19, Open until Filled

Description:

FA I: Under general supervision, performs a variety of accounting and technical support functions on behalf of the Lewis County Auditor’s Office; assists in the preparation of financial statements and reports; and performs other related duties as assigned.
FA II: Under general supervision, performs a variety of complex accounting and statistical analysis functions in the maintenance of county-wide financial, technical and accounting records; and assists in preparing financial statements and required reports.

Primary Duties

FA I:
• Provides assistance in preparing the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); develops related data; prepares schedules.
• Compiles financial statements in relation to County funds; assists fund accountants in the preparation of financial statements.
• Performs a variety of fixed asset accounting functions; maintains compliance with Revised Code of
Washington (RCW) requirements governing County owned property and equipment.
• Retains asset depreciation schedules; annually verifies the location and condition of assets; performs data
entry; researches transactions; distributes asset reports and information to County departments.
• Participates in Schedule 16 grant reporting; compiles data and prepares reports as required by Federal and State agencies; assists County accountants with other types of grant reporting as requested.
• Assists in maintaining the general ledger in the County’s financial system; posts journal entries; researches and corrects data errors; creates new accounts.
• Performs a variety of general accounting duties including but not limited to account analysis, classification of costs and charges, reconciliation, and report preparation.
• Responds to financial inquiries from County departments and employees, outside agencies, and the general public; provides requested information and/or directs inquiries to appropriate personnel.
• Provides technical financial assistance to other departmental staff as required.

FA II:
 Performs professional-level accounting, finance and budget functions and statistical analysis; serves as a technical resource to County staff on a variety of budgeting, accounting, and analytical issues.
 Researches, audits and analyzes accounting and technical transactions to resolve questions and validate data; verifies fiscal accountability and fund integrity for transactions;
 Assures the accuracy, timeliness and quality of County financial activities and work products; monitors documents for accuracy and compliance with Federal, state, and local policies and practices.
 Consults with County staff on financial, technical and accounting issues; researches issues and
recommends solutions; provides advice and assistance on technical procedures and account status.
 Coordinates the collection and validation of financial information and co-prepares the annual financial reports, including the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR); interprets and explains County policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
 Prepare and special analyses, including research, data analysis, supporting documentation, notes,
statistical tables, schedules and other supplemental information as required.
 Coordinates fixed asset accounting functions, including asset inventory; maintains compliance with Revised Code of Washington (RCW) requirements governing County owned property and equipment.
 Performs a variety of general accounting duties including general ledger maintenance, account analysis, classification of costs and charges, reconciliation, and report preparation.
 Responds to financial inquiries from County departments and employees, outside agencies, and the general public; provides requested information and/or directs inquiries to appropriate personnel.
 Provides technical financial assistance to other departmental staff as required.

Qualifications

FA I:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; AND two (2) year’s governmental accounting experience.
FA II:
 Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance; and five (5) year’s public sector accounting experience, preferably with Lewis County.
 Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Public Finance Officer (CPFO), or Certified
Government Finance Manager (CGFM) designation preferred.
Both:
 A valid Driver’s License is required.
 May be required to pass a thorough background investigation.
 Proof of eligibility to work in the United States
 Ability to speak, read, and write the English language effectively

Contact Information

Auditor’s Office/Financial Services Division
351 NW North St
PO Box 29
Chehalis, WA 98532
360-740-1339

Links

Application materials and job description are available online at:
www.lewiscountywa.gov/jobs .

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