Yakima County
  • Full Time
  • Immediately
  • 4,965.00 per month Year
  • 128 N. 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901
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Senior Accountant with Yakima County Sheriff's Office

Sr. Accountant

Job Closes:  November 13, 2020

Apply at:  https://yakimacounty.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/YakimaCountyWA/job/Sheriff-Administration/Senior-Accountant_R245 

Yakima County will accept applications through our website only and will not reply to any other source of applicaiton.. 

The Yakima County Civil Service Commission is now accepting applications to form a register of eligible candidates for the position of Senior Accountant with the Sheriff's Office. The position Performs complex, professional level accounting activities affecting the revenue and expenditures of the Sheriff's Office and other agencies. Monitors financial activities, grants management, develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations and security measures. Works intimately with the LEAD Task Force budget, seizures, assets, grants and other funding sources.

 

Performs complex, professional level accounting activities affecting the revenue and expenditures of the Sheriff's Office and other agencies.  Monitors financial activities, grants management, develops policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, rules, regulations and security measures. Works intimately with the LEAD Task Force budget, seizures, assets, grants and other funding sources.

 

Essential Duties:

Responsible for drafting and preparing the Sheriff's Office annual budget.  Analyzes, evaluates and forecasts the Sheriff’s Office financial requirements.

Educates and advises the Sheriff, Executive staff, other agencies and financial staff regarding revenue and expenditure forecasting, budget preparations and operations of the Department.

 

Prepares and/or oversees the preparation of a variety of complex reports, grants, statements, and documents to meet Sheriff's Office financial requirements.

 

Analyzes, interprets, forecasts, creates, maintains and reconciles Sheriff’s Office financial records and determines appropriate accruals and adjustments.

 

Creates and presents financial forecasts and recommendations to the Sheriff and Sheriff’s Office Executive staff for review.

 

Develops, interprets and implements county wide policy and procedural recommendations to ensure Sheriff's Office compliance with federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations,

 

Interprets changes in Federal, State and local laws, rules and regulations and develops Sheriff’s Office policy to ensure compliance with all. Tracks legislative bills and prepares fiscal notes on the impact to the Sheriff’s Office.

 

Assists the Washington State Auditor’s Office during audits.

 

Supervises payroll, accounts payable and accounts receivable staff including assigning, monitoring and prioritizing workflow. Makes effective recommendations on employee recruitment selection and evaluation; oversees and monitors day-to-day accounting activities.

 

Other duties required.

 

Experience and Training: Bachelors Degree preferable in Accounting with knowledge in financial business plus three years of professional level governmental accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job. 

 

Required:   Successful completion of a criminal history background check, Polygraph test and psychological testing. Proficiency with personal computer, specifically working with all Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook).

 

Preferred:   BARS (Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System) experience, and proficiency with personnel database programs such as Workday.

 

Knowledge: Upon entry what specific knowledge would an individual need to assume the duties of this position (Information or concepts that can be measured through written or oral examination)

Practices and principles of project management;

Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP);

Budgeting, Accounting and Reporting System (BARS);

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB);

Financial theories and principle including budgeting and audit functions;

Laws and regulations governing financial activities of Yakima County;

Governmental and fund accounting theories and principles;

Customer service techniques and team building concepts;

Supervisory experience in a business setting;

 

Skills:

Applying Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP);

Assigning and monitoring the work of others;

Interpreting policies, procedures, laws and regulations;

Analyzing cash flow;                             

Analyzing financial information and preparing sound financial recommendations;

Paying attention to detail and accuracy;

Preparing complex financial reports and statements;

Using office equipment such as phones, copiers, calculators and fax machines;

Using a personal computer and related software applications including keeping financial systems in balance/reconciled;

Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships with County and other officials, at all organizational levels and with the public; and

Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give or receive work direction.

 

This is a Civil Service position; Civil Service Rules and Regulations apply.

 

CHECKLIST

Incomplete application or inaccurate information on the application may disqualify candidates from continuation in the testing process.

 

Required Documentation - Must be turned in with Application:

Please scan and attach with your application:

 

Evidence of U.S. citizenship (e.g. birth certificate)                                                      _____

(can be added to your application as an attachment)

 

High School Diploma/GED                                                                                                  

(May be substituted by college transcripts or College Degree)                                 _____

(can be added to your application as an attachment)

 

Veteran’s Preference Points (if applicable)

            Veteran’s Preference Application Form                                                            _____

            Copy of DD214                                                                                               _____

Visit http://www.yakimacounty.us to learn more about Yakima County.