Posting Date:  10/13/2021
Job Title:  Fiscal Compliance Analyst 1 or 2
Salary:  $49,939.50 to $88,432.50 Annually
Entity:  Spokane County
Closing Date:  4 vacancies – position open until filled

Description:

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 1:
This position performs professional and technical entry level countywide financial accounting and internal audit work, performing a variety of complex technical tasks in support to the organization in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing. Duties emphasize research, analysis, and development of recommendations in the areas of accounting activities, policy formulation, accounting systems, and implementation of processes. Incumbents are expected to perform duties with broad responsibility, within the statutory authority of the County Auditor, providing advice and guidance to County leaders and staff.

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 2:
This position performs professional and technical level countywide financial accounting and internal audit work, performing a variety of complex technical tasks in support to the organization in the areas of governmental accounting and auditing. Duties emphasize research, analysis, and development of recommendations in the areas of accounting activities, policy formulation, accounting systems, and implementation of processes. Incumbents are expected to perform duties with broad responsibility and considerable latitude for independent judgement, within the statutory authority of the County Auditor, providing advice and guidance to County leaders and staff.

Primary Duties

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 1:

Assists in the evaluation and verification of the work of accounting staff within other County departments/agencies.
Assists with general oversight of other County department/agencies ensuring compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as federal, state and County financial accounting procedures.
Responds to technical accounting questions, interprets financial, cost and budget reports, creates management and summary level reports as needed.
Researches and applies accounting standards, audit methodologies, best practices, and industry standards.
Analyzes changes to County-wide accounting procedures and approves one-time adjustments to accounting and financial records.
Participates in the development of countywide accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Provides training to county staff, both production and managerial, on countywide accounting policies and procedures and internal controls.
Prepares and analyzes detailed, complex financial accounting reconciliations, workpapers for internal and external auditors, reports, financial statements, and findings for review by supervisors.
Prepares or reviews monthly, quarterly, and annual County-wide or department specific financial reporting.
Works with Information Systems Department to maintain and develop automated accounting systems.
Provides training to other County department/agencies on appropriate use of automated accounting systems.
Participates in internal audits of other County department’s accounting internal controls, policies, procedures, and records.
Assists in internal and external audit processes including the annual audits conducted by the State Auditor’s Office.

Performs related duties as required.

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 2:
Evaluates and verifies the work of accounting staff within other County departments/agencies.
Consults with and provides general oversight of other County department/agencies to define, assess and resolve compliance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as federal, state and County financial accounting procedures.
Responds to technical accounting questions, interprets financial, cost and budget reports, creates management and summary level reports as needed. Provides a broad range of consulting services to other County departments/agencies.
Researches and applies accounting standards, audit methodologies, best practices, and industry standards. Interprets federal and state guidelines and ensures the County’s compliance with federal, state, County, and other applicable rules and regulations.
Analyzes and recommends changes to County-wide accounting procedures and approves one-time adjustments to accounting and financial records.
Participates in the development of countywide accounting policies, procedures, and internal controls.
Provides training to county staff, both production and managerial, on countywide accounting policies and procedures and internal controls.
Prepares, analyzes, and oversees the preparation of detailed, complex financial accounting reconciliations, workpapers for internal and external auditors, reports, financial statements, and findings for review by supervisors.
Coordinates, reviews or prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual County-wide or department specific financial reporting.
Recommends accounting procedures and coordinates the production of financial publications, documents, and other reporting projects as needed.
Works with Information Systems Department to maintain and develop automated accounting systems.
Provides training to other County department/agencies on appropriate use of automated accounting systems.
Participates in internal audits of other County department’s accounting internal controls, policies, procedures, and records.
Assists in internal and external audit processes including the annual audits conducted by the State Auditor’s Office.
Serves as a department representative on various interdepartmental accounting task teams, as needed.

Performs related duties as required.

Qualifications

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 1:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, economics, business, or a related field with major course work in accounting.
Three (3) years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing, financial reporting, or budgets. Preference will be given to experience government. Specialized training of equivalent length providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be considered.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred
Valid state driver’s license may be required

FISCAL COMPLIANCE ANALYST 2:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, economics, business, or a related field with major course work in accounting.
Five (5) years of experience in finance, accounting, auditing, financial reporting, or budgets. Preference will be given to experience government. Specialized training of equivalent length providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may also be considered.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is preferred
Valid state driver’s license may be required

Contact Information

Spokane County
824 N Adams
Spokane, Washington, 99260
(509) 477-5750

Links

https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/spokanecountywa/jobs/3250591/fiscal-compliance-analyst-1-or-2

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