Washington State Assistant Treasurer (FA5 1958) Olympia in Olympia, Washington


This recruitment is open until filled. Applicant review begins on September 15, 2016. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.

Employment Security Department (ESD) is recruiting for an Assistant Treasurer - Fiscal Analyst 5 (FA5). The Treasurer's office within ESD is responsible for managing the Washington State Unemployment Insurance (UI) Trust Fund and the cash management activities of the department. This includes timely depositing, drawing and issuance of funds for both claimant benefits and employer taxes. The office also manages Employment Security's administrative and program grants and ensures the agency is in compliance with the Federal/State Cash Management Improvement Act (CMIA) agreement. An extensive variety of accounting and reporting information on these activities are prepared for both state and federal agencies. The Treasurer's office is responsible for completing approximately one million financial transactions a month, including disbursements, redemptions, deposits and transfers; activities that total in the range of billions of dollars per year.

This position is responsible for reconciliation of various types of accounting transactions occurring during the month and preparing Agency Financial Reporting Systems (AFRS) entries to reflect these accurately. It ensures that the agency's general ledger accounts reflect the proper balances. The Assistant Treasurer provides accurate and timely financial information to the Treasury Manager, Treasury supervisors and other agency staff that will assist them in reporting the agency's financial activities.


  • Directs unit fiscal related professional staff performing financial reviews and analysis of fiscal data, grants or contracts in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Assists in analyzing complex financial and statistical data and determine their significance; assists in the preparation of comprehensive narrative statements supporting complex financial reports; ensuring that proper accounting techniques and controls are used.
  • Reviews all Federal and State financial status reports, monthly and quarterly.
  • Performs or reviews accounting activities in an accounts payable or receivable system; upload monthly financial data into AFRS.
  • Records fiscal year end accruals in AFRS.
  • Prioritizes, plans, coordinates, implements, and delegates work assigned to staff.
  • Develops production and quality standards; provide day-to-day operational guidance and direction.
  • Provides training in financial functions; provides technical expertise on financial procedures.
  • Leads, coaches and mentors unit staff; provides guidance and instruction; determines training needs; assists staff to access necessary/required training.
  • Participates in the interview and selection of staff; makes recommendations. Provides interpretation of funding agency and departmental regulations and policies.
  • Monitors, reviews and processes financial documents; ensures department compliance with cash handling policy.
  • Responds to questions regarding compliance with financial or administrative requirements; coordinates financial procedures with department staff; determines methods for improving financial procedures and services.
  • Assists in planning, developing, and implementing fiscal programs designed to enhance effectiveness, control expenditures, provide needed services, and assure conformance with the laws and public policies. Qualifications

Required qualifications:

  • Working-level research skills – gather information.
  • Working-level knowledge of financial and accounting principles and practices; the analysis and reporting of financial data (GAAP - Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).
  • Working-level computer skills - use computer hardware and software to complete assignments.
  • Working-level workload management skills - plan and organize assignments to create timely, accurate work products. Work efficiently, remain focused, and handle interruptions effectively.
  • Working-level analytical skills - use logic and reasoning to assess data, form logical conclusions, evaluate options, and make decisions or recommendations. Desired qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Agency Financial Reporting Systems (AFRS).

  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal grant accounting including the ability to file grant claims and draw federal revenue. Supplemental Information

Attach a resume and letter of interest to your on-line application (through the Add Attachment(s) field).

A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application.

Applications with comments such as "see attachments" or "N/A" in the supplemental question responses will be considered incomplete.

General suggestions for creating a good application packet:

  • Read the job posting very carefully. Find out as much as you can about the position.
  • Make sure you are very diligent in following all the application instructions. Include all requested documentation.
  • Make sure your application and supplemental question responses address how you meet each of the required and desired qualifications.
  • Carefully read each of the supplemental questions and respond completely to each one. Pay careful attention to each component of the question, providing examples, and thoroughly describing when and where you achieved the proficiency level, and detail the types of work you performed, the work products, etc., to demonstrate 'how'.
  • Specifically include all of your work experiences doing the same or similar work, especially if you reference work in these jobs in describing when/where you gained proficiency level skills.
  • Make sure your application reflects your best writing. Other Information As a condition of employment, the successful candidate accepting this position must comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the Washington Federation of State Employees.

For inquiries about this opportunity, please contact the Recruitment Team at 360-902-9560 or HRRecruiting@esd.wa.gov.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the application process or needing this job announcement in an alternate format should provide their contact information via e-mail or telephone.

Employment Security Department is an equal-opportunity employer and provider of employment and training services. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Washington Relay Service–711.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please contact careershelp@des.wa.gov or (360) 664-1960 or toll free (877) 664-1960.

Job Type: Full Time - Permanent

Job Number: 2016-07982

Department: Employment Security Department

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $49,308.00 - $64,620.00 Annually

Location: Thurston County – Olympia, WA