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Functional Accounting Supervisor (multiple specialties)

Company: State of Washington
Location: Olympia
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Please note: Based on the compensation range we are advertising the starting salary offer will be determined based on the successful candidates' qualifications within the budgeted salary range of $110,004 - $135,000 annually. However, there is ability for longevity growth and progression in salary for the individual once employed.
What this job is about:If you have a passion for innovation, modernization, and future-oriented goals, joining our One Washington Team is the ideal career choice for you. This position will directly influence the configuration and implementation of enterprise projects that will have significant impacts on how all branches of state government, institutions of higher education and businesses that sells goods and services to the state can better serve all Washingtonians.
Gov. Jay Inslee has tasked this group with one of the largest and most transformative information technology projects in Washington state history. The One Washington Team's main objective is to modernize and enhance outdated technology systems that state agencies have used for decades without much improvement - such as the state's core finance, procurement, budget, and human capital management functions. This project will help bring Washington into the present and prepared for the future with live and on-demand data.
As a Functional Accounting Supervisor for your area of focus (Cash Management, Cost Allocation, Project Financing, Grants, and Accounts Receivable), you will be paramount in ensuring successful project implementation and completion for all statewide partners.
Your main responsibility will be to transform business operations and solve business problems by analyzing business processes, determining business needs, and communicating clearly to stakeholders, technology developers, and vendors. You will also help others on the Finance Team in understanding the vision, providing direction, and achieving the goals and timelines of the program.
Who we are:Our work at the Office of Financial Management (OFM) serves as a crucial part of the decision-making that the governor, Legislature and state agencies do each year. As an employee of OFM, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals who work hard every day to provide the vital information and services they need to serve the people of Washington.
If playing a key role in supporting and improving state government matters to you, you've found the right place.What we offer our employees:* Foster an environment of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging. We strive to hire, cultivate and retain a competitive workforce that reflects the communities we serve. * Encourage a healthy life/work balance by offering flexible/alternative work schedules, wellness program, mobile arrangements and telework opportunities.* Employees (and their families) have coverage options for medical, dental, vision and basic life insurance. * Opportunity to enroll in state retirement programs and a deferred compensation plan. * A minimum of 14 days of vacation leave per year and 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year.* OFM offers a commute trip reduction program, tuition reimbursement, membership to statewide Business Resource Groups and an Infants-at-Work program. See our Benefits page for more information. What you'll do:* Provide direct leadership and oversight to a high-performance functional subject matter expert who will assist in designing and executing the replacement of the state's financial software solution. * Manage day-to-day team operations and identify and emphasize critical priorities to remain aligned with important project goals. * Provide exceptional knowledge of functional area business process and business process mapping to accomplish challenging goals. * Actively participate in design sessions to develop and configure the software solution around the needs of statewide accounting and agency finance community. * Lead, facilitate, and document a shared understanding of the business problem for functional processes, provide possible solutions, and determine the scope of the project. * Collaborate with statewide agency customers to understand agency business needs and document requirements of the project. * Assist with technical specifications and work with technical team to translate business needs into technical specifications. * Identify and mitigate or resolve constraints, implications, and consequences of designed system changes. * Provide effective and efficient risk management analysis and escalation of risks as appropriate. * Monitor and report on the implementation of identified risk responses, changes to risk, and implementation of key actions. * Ensure adequate project documentation is created and maintained, and comply with project and deliverable quality standards. * Identify and resolve issues in a timely manner, and engage with resolutions for any implementation needs not being met. * Provide effective communication to the enterprise resource planning (ERP) team to ensure understanding of tasks to be completed. Required Qualifications:* Bachelor's degree in accounting or a closely allied field. * Three years of government experience in budgeting, accounting, auditing, or financial reporting, with a concentration in one of the following areas:* Cash Management.* Cost Allocation. * Project Financing. * Grants.* Accounts Receivable.* One year of experience with business process and business process mapping, leading group facilitation, data gathering and analysis.* One year of lead or supervisory experience. * Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of tools, including: Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
Desired Qualifications:* Master's degree with 24 semester (36 quarter hours) of accounting course work or certification as a public accountant. * Five years of professional experience in the finance arena. * Possess in-depth familiarity with Washington-state laws, regulations, and administrative/accounting policies and generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). * Experience with an ERP project and all project phases. * Knowledge of Smartsheets. Application Process:How to ApplyInterested? We would love to hear from you. Click "Apply" at the top of this page to start your application (you can save the application and come back to it, if needed).
Please include the following along with your application:* A letter of interest describing your specific qualifications about this position.* A resume detailing your applicable experience and education.* At least three professional references with current telephone numbers.
We will directly contact the top candidates to interview for this position. Because we base our selection on the information you provide, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the required and desirable qualifications we described above.
Questions:For questions about this recruitment or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email Rob Bamba at rob.bamba@ofm.wa.gov or TalentAcquisition@ofm.wa.gov. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
The Office of Financial Management is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and disabled and Vietnam-era veterans are encouraged to apply.
This position is exempt from civil service rules. For more information, please see WAC 357-19-195.

Keywords: State of Washington, Olympia , Functional Accounting Supervisor (multiple specialties), Accounting, Auditing , Olympia, Washington

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