Posting Date:  01/12/2022
Job Title:  Principle Assistant to the Accounting Manager (FA4)
Salary:  $4,398 – $5,772
Entity:  Washington State Department of Health
Closing Date:  Open until filled


The Office of Financial Services (FS) provides leadership and support for agency priorities and programs through quality financial and operational management including budgeting, contracting, grant management, fiscal monitoring purchasing, and accounting services. The division ensures financial compliance with state and federal laws, regulations and reporting requirements in addition to performing agency-wide financial activities. Financial Services’ commitment to customer service, innovation, accuracy and quality in partnership with fellow DOH staff and external customers supports the Department of Health’s vision in becoming reality.

This Fiscal Analyst 4 position supports the employees of DOH by:
Conducting financial reviews and analysis of fiscal data.
Providing guidance to program staff for compliance with GAAP, OFM and DOH administrative policies and procedures.
Performing in-depth research using SAAM, RCWs, and WACs, in response to inquiries from DOH personnel at all levels.
Maintaining the agency Chart of Account. Principal assistant to Accounting Manager.
These duties ensure that documents and resources are efficiently managed, and that public health services are effectively provided to the citizens of Washington.

This is a permanent, full-time Fiscal Analyst 4 position located within the Office of Financial Services in the Office of Accounting and Grant Services.

The duty station for this position is Tumwater, WA. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, telework (mobile work) is currently expected. When approved to return, the incumbent is expected to report to the duty station for work activities. An alternative work schedule may be considered upon request and supervisor approval. Telework – once returned to the duty station for work activities, may be considered upon request with supervisory approval.

Primary Duties

Duties Include

Performing financial review and analysis of fiscal data in accordance with GAAP.
Reviewing and analyzing the In-Process Reconciliation Report and identify areas requiring corrections.
Reviewing Journal vouchers submitted by all agency fiscal staff for accuracy, required supporting documents, allow ability, and timeliness.
Developing fiscal queries using agency-wide Enterprise Reporting and Web Intelligence.
Assisting in fiscal year closing of financial records.
GL reconciliations including but not limited to all 51xx GLs; Responsible for unliquidated estimated accrued expenses and immaterial prior period adjustments.
Participating on the Chart of Accounts (COA) development workgroup as the subject matter expert: preparing and monitoring the creation of the biennium agency wide chart of accounts.


Option 1: A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Accounting, Business Administration or closely allied field; which includes the successful completion of 12 Quarter hours (or semester hour equivalent) college-level coursework in accounting, auditing, budgeting, or finance; AND one (1) or more years of experience in accounting, budgeting, or auditing.

Option 2: Three (3) or more years (full-time equivalency) of experience in the following:
Professional level accounting or finance experience, including experience with Washington State SAAM guidelines, RCW’s, WAC’s, and other state policies and procedures.
State reporting systems: AFRS, Enterprise Reporting, or Web Intelligence.
Intermediate level experience in MS Excel including the ability to create formulas and pivot tables.
Analyzing and interpreting financial reports in order to adjust entries, correct discrepancies and prepare documents; research transaction records and other fiscal records to ensure accuracy.

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