Thurston CountyOlympia 98506
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Fiscal Manager

Thurston County
Full Time 412 Lilly Rd NE, Olympia, WA 98506, United States


**This employment opportunity has been reopened and will remain open until filled.  Thurston County Public Health reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. If you previously applied to this recruitment between July 6, 2023 - August 11, 2023, you will need to submit a new application.**
Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department is seeking a highly motivated, qualified, and collaborative leader for the position of. This is a critical position responsible for the management, coordination, development, and maintenance of annual and ongoing budget(s); rate setting; assistance with development of the departments budget policies and procedures; some office administration; and budget/financial reporting to the key stake holders in the County. This position reports to the Senior Management Analyst and supervises the work of assigned staff to track and report on grants, contracts and budget expenditures. This position is responsible to provide sustainable fiscal management in a quality manner.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Manages and directs the day-to-day fiscal support for the department while guiding and mentoring assigned fiscal staff. 
  • Work collaboratively with department leadership to develop and oversee the departments contract and grant management.
  • Is responsible for the day-to-day departmental fiscal support (accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, etc.), maintains grant receivables, and recommends and maintains fiscal policies and procedures.
  • Works Senior Management Analyst and Financial Analyst to develop & maintain departmental budget.
  • Acts as lead for on-site or desk audits with State Auditors and our various funders. 
  • Works with department programs to provide risk assessments, sub-recipient monitoring.
  • Co-Leads annual year-end close out with Financial Analyst. 
  • Provides training, mentorship and support to fiscal team.
  • Designs, develops & prepares complex financial management reports for use in the department decision making and policy setting. 
The position offers a great deal of autonomy and requires the ability to think critically and make independent judgments based on budgeting and accounting principles. A commitment to continuous improvement is fundamental.

What we offer our employees:
  • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle. 
  • Plan For Your Future: As a member of our team, you will enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family.  Please visit our website for more information. 
  • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid . 
  • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry.  We also encourage our staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
  • Flexible Work Schedules:  Some of the options employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
  • Deferred Compensation: The County offers 3 voluntary deferred compensation plans for employees who would like to set aside additional deferred tax dollars into a retirement savings plan. 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA): Employees can take advantage of Section 125 flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health care and daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness: This is a federal program which allows full-time public service employees who have made 120 qualifying payments for certain loans, to get their student loans repaid. .

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Business Administration. Coursework must have included college-level commercial and/or governmental accounting courses. Additional related-experiences may be substituted for education on a year for year basis.
  • Must have a minimum of four years progressively responsible experience in accounting with at least two years in governmental accounting. Two years supervisory experience required.
  • Must have the ability to proficiently utilize a personal computer and appropriate software to successfully perform essential functions of the position.
Desired Skills
  • Ability to balance competing deadlines and priorities.
  • Knowledge of the BARS governmental accounting and reporting systems.
  • Knowledge & experience with federal and state grant regulations as well as cost accounting standards.  
  • Experience with governmental grant and contract management, including risk assessment & sub-recipient monitoring. 
  • Advanced Excel skills.