Posting Date:  03/08/2019
Job Title:  Systems, Controls, and Reporting Manager
Salary:  $80,028.00 – $102,612.00 Annually
Entity:  Washington State Department of Transportation
Closing Date:  3/24/2019


Are you an Accounting Professional looking for a challenge? Do you want to be part of a team that is committed to supporting your growth and development? Are you energized by providing outstanding leadership? Are you interested in a flexible schedule or teleworking? If you answered yes, this opportunity might be the right fit for you.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Accounting and Financial Services Division (AFS) is currently seeking a highly motivated accounting professional to fill the role of System, Controls and Reporting Manager at our Headquarters in Olympia, WA. The Systems, Controls & Reporting Manager reports directly to an AFS Assistant Director and has four critical areas of responsibly: WSDOT’s Internal Control Program; administering federally approved WSDOT indirect cost, cost recovery and cost allocation plans; managing WSDOT’s fund and general ledger accounting; and managing consumable inventory accounting.

If you are an experienced accounting professional who is excited about the opportunity to help build a successful accounting team that works with multiple, large transportation projects, who has creative problem-solving abilities, superb interpersonal and communication skills, and with experience in government accounting practices and leading a great team, then you are exactly what is needed in this position.

Primary Duties

Management of the Systems, Controls & Reporting team. Responsible for leadership, performance review, training and development of accounting professionals.
Provides expert consultation to senior managers and executives requiring the highest level of technical expertise, especially related to internal controls, financial accounting and reporting, and the agency’s Indirect Cost Rate Plan, Cost Allocation and Cost Recovery Plans.
Responsible for monitoring, oversight and financial reporting of WSDOT funds and accounts, ensuring accuracy and reliability of financial information. Administers the State and Federal disclosure reporting process for WSDOT.
Works with diverse groups within the agency, across state government and with non-state entities to deliver professional financial consulting services for agency programs, projects and executives.
Ensure the accuracy and reliability of financial information contained within WSDOT and statewide accounting systems.
Responsible for developing and maintaining WSDOT’s statewide Chart of Accounts.
Formulates or supports the formulation of statewide accounting policy by thoroughly understanding and interpreting complex financial regulations.


Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or closely related field.
Minimum of five years of recent experience working in complex government accounting organizations.
Expert level in understanding and application of GAAP.
A strong background in the basics of effective communication, consulting with diverse groups, developing policy and mentoring agency financial staff.
Highly experienced in supervising a group of accounting professionals

Contact Information

For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-WMS-0W405.


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