Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.
WSDOT is eager to hire an accounting professional to serve as a Fiscal Analyst 5 in our Regional Transit Coordination (RTC) division, serving as the agency expert regarding accounting and financial processes and procedures as they relate to our unique office. As the Fiscal Analyst 5, this position will interface with senior management as well as technical staff in headquarters and regional offices to coordinate and facilitate the alignment of our offices accounting and financial strategy. This position is part of the Business Team and will be integral to our office’s business practices and relationships. The Fiscal Analyst 5 will play a vital role in WSDOT’s successful delivery of WSDOT projects, maintaining public confidence and helping the public travel safely.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Fiscal Analyst 5 will:
- Independently formulate, revise as necessary, and install our accounting processes and procedures as they relate to:
- Invoicing approximately $550,000 to Sound Transit monthly, based on 15+ reimbursable and payable agreements
- Tracking associated payments from Sound Transit
- Preparing reports from DataMart and using to track RTC and other WSDOT labor and non-labor expenditures
- Forecasting budget information for the varied agreements
- Compliance with GAAP, WSDOT Policy and Federal and State regulations
- Assist the Business Manager with business strategy and other operational matters at RTC
- Assist the Business Manager by updating the Sharepoint between Sound Transit and RTC to ensure full and transparent financial reporting and collaboration.
- Assist the Agreements Engineer as necessary with budget elements related to the agreements
- Collaborate with RTC managers to assist with financial analysis
- Supervise the TT3 responsible for monthly invoicing to Sound Transit to ensure alignment of workflow, accuracy of invoices, and compliance with the terms of the agreements.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Bachelor’s degree in financial field (additional WSDOT experience can substitute), with minimum of 18 quarter / 12 semester credits in accounting.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in financial field.
- Knowledge of and the ability to perform senior level financial review and analysis of accounting and fiscal data in accordance with GAAP, federal and state regulations and WSDOT guidelines and practices.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Some post-graduate education.
- Government experience, experience with WSDOT systems.
- Demonstrated ability to work with all levels of management and support organizational goals and change management are highly desired.
- Experience with WSDOT systems and program structure.
- Experience as a supervisor.
- This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
- This position offers flexible/remote work options, and only will be needed in the office for a supervisory need.
- By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
- The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional general wage increase of 3.25% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2022.
- Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.
How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
- An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
- Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.