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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 148P
Category: Financial Services


Supervise technical/clerical support staff in assigned fiscal activities including planning, coordinating and determining of methods and procedures to be utilized in the maintenance of controls, records and reports.

Distinguishing Characteristics

With delegated authority, interview and recommend selection of applicants, conduct training, assign and schedule work, act upon leave requests, conduct annual performance evaluations and recommend disciplinary action. Supervise technical/clerical support staff in accounting, budgeting, cashiering, payroll, and purchasing. This class is distinguished from the Accounting Supervisor by the absence of a requirement to perform complex accounting/fiscal duties normally required of a professional accountant.

Typical Work

Interpret fiscal policy; coordinate fiscal operations with data processing personnel as required; review and verify work of Fiscal Technicians for procedural compliance and accuracy; investigate discrepancies; correct errors;

Coordinate computer input processed either by batch control or on-line computer terminals; maintain integrity of computer systems or sub-systems; authorize corrections; distribute computer output after verification and correction;

Maintain records, authorize changes; compile periodic reports for special funds or grants, student aid programs, payroll, purchases, accounts payable and accounts receivable, cashiering, or other specialized fiscal activities; assist in preparation of periodic fiscal reports, report and record reconciliations and statements;

Perform the duties of Fiscal Technicians;

Supervise staff in a specialized unit such as payroll, cashiering or collection of outstanding accounts as part of the total fiscal unit or operation;

Perform related duties as required.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

High school diploma, or GED certificate



Fifteen quarter or ten semester hours of college-level accounting or bookkeeping;



Four years of full-time experience as a Fiscal Technician, or equivalent, some of which includes lead or supervisory responsibilities. An Associate of Arts Degree, or equivalent, in accounting or business may substitute for one year of required experience except for lead or supervisory responsibility.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New Class: 5-17-73
Revise Class: 5/1/82
Revise Class/Title: 1-18-88
Revise MQ: 7-2-90
Revised new class code: (formerly 3053) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.