Business and Finance Officer IV

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$106,326.69 - $134,775.47 Annually

Seattle, WA

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Career Service, Full Time, 40 hrs/week

DCHS - Community & Human Srvcs

Job Number

Comm & Human Svcs Admin

3/25/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Department of Community and Human Services values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The Department encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

King County's Department of Community and Human Services (DCHS) provides equitable opportunities for people to be healthy, happy, and connected to community.


Business Finance Officer (BFO) IV - Finance:

This BFO IV for Finance manages the Fund's financial plan and related accounting infrastructure, identifies risks and opportunities identified in the fund, presents key summaries to internal and external stakeholders, and proposes solutions to improve the health of the fund. This position plays an instrumental role in monthly accounting activities, budget and actuals analysis, and the biennial budgeting process. The successful candidate will supervise two financial professionals and will work closely with King County and DCHS Leadership, program managers, and external partners and committees. This position acts as the chief or key financial adviser for a division or department, manage the development, preparation, and justification of division or department annual budget. Act as the key liaison for the division or department on financial and budgeting issues with internal and external sources. Plan, develop and implement revenue collection and related cash management systems.

Business Finance Officer (BFO) IV - Compliance Manager:

The DCHS Compliance Manager reports to the department's Compliance Officer to assist in managing policies and procedures related to grants from federal, state, and local governments. In addition, the Compliance Manager assists with the development and implementation of adequate systems of controls to mitigate risk and ensure financial/programmatic compliance with King County policies, federal, state, and local regulations, and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). To include compliance documentation review and performing compliance site visits. This position will assist the Compliance Officer in providing department-wide guidance in financial management of grants (federal, state & local) and contracts. Act as a subject matter expert in grants and contract management, assist in:
  • Providing leadership and guidance in day-to-day operation of grant management including standards and regulations governing federal, state, and other grants
  • Developing and maintaining department-wide subrecipient monitoring manual, setting clear roles and responsibilities related to monitoring
  • Facilitating department-wide training on monitoring as well as subrecipient monitoring standards
  • Developing work plan for contract monitoring and support the field monitoring process
  • Providing guidance to programmatic and fiscal staff on complex and sensitive compliance issues.
WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. Interviews for this selection process will take place on or around April 13, 2023.

REQUIRED MATERIALS: Candidates who wish to be considered for this position must submit an online King County application and respond to the supplemental questions. Your application may be rejected as incomplete if you do not include the requested and relevant information in the online application and supplemental questionnaire. Applications and/or supplemental questionnaires that state, "see my resume" are considered incomplete and will not be considered to be competitive.

WORK SCHEDULE/CONDITIONS: This position is exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. Both positions are represented by PROTEC17.

MISSION CRITICAL POSITION STATUS: This position has been designated Non-Mission Critical. Unless otherwise directed by the County Executive, department director or agency head, all employees, regardless of designation, are expected to report to work or request leave during an emergency or inclement weather. For more detailed information, please visit HR Policy County Operations During Emergency Situations and the King County Guidelines for Workforce Management in an Emergency .

TELEWORKING REQUIREMENT: The work associated with this position will be performed through a combination of teleworking complemented with onsite work and meetings as needed. Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.

Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours. Please note that when an employee conducts work that is likely to bring them in contact with another individual, safety precautions are required , including the wearing of masks in some situations . King County is doing its part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and remains committed to reducing our carbon footprint.

King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.

RECRUITER: Christina Jamerson,

Job Duties

BFO IV - Finance:
  • Provide strategic leadership to the Finance and Compliance Services (FACS) finance team and FACS program staff that drives progress towards Department and County priorities.
  • Manage the development, preparation, and justification of budgets within your scope of work.
  • Lead the quarterly process for updating the Financial Plan and forecasts for the Budget Office.
  • Reconcile County financial systems with internal financial systems and multiple funding sources.
  • Administer and monitor grants, contracts, and specialized funding streams.
  • Review expenditure and revenue journal entries and review detailed reconciliations.
  • Perform ad hoc financial analysis of various FACS programs, revenue contracts, fund sources, and appropriations. Prepare written descriptions of your analysis and present to leadership regarding complex finance matters.
  • Oversee the preparation of the annual Schedule of Expenditures of Federal Awards (SEFA).
  • Supervise and lead staff, including planning work assignments and conducting employee development and performance evaluation plans. Make recommendations to the Finance Manager and Controller regarding personnel actions.
BFO IV - Compliance Manager:
  • Assist the Compliance Officer in providing department-wide guidance in financial management of grants (federal, state & local) and contracts and assure proper internal controls are in place based on GAAP, FASB, GASB, and federal Uniform Guidance.
  • Be a subject matter expert in grants and contract management.
  • Supervision of compliance team staff.
  • Review compliance documentation prepared by department staff.
  • Perform compliance site visits.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Bachelor's degree in business, economics, public administration or accounting and ten years of progressive responsibility in finance, audit, project management or any equivalent combination that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the job.
  • Advanced knowledge of financial statement analysis and/or compliance audits.
  • Demonstrated skill in effectively presenting and communicating complex financial and performance information to a wide range of audiences, including non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with program managers to secure integrated work products.
  • Management and supervisory experience; including hiring, supervision, staff development and performance management.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office suite.
  • Knowledge of public sector budgeting and government fund accounting, including Federal and State grant accounting and reporting. Knowledge of GAAS auditing standards and GAAP accounting principles.
  • CPA certification.
  • Advanced knowledge of Oracle/EBS and Oracle budgeting and Tableau reporting systems.
Supplemental Information

Forbes named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North" , we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:
  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 12paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page .

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.
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