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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 145C
Category: Financial Services


This is the senior, specialist, or lead worker level of the series. Positions lead cost reimbursement analysts, or function as a trainer or maintain reporting systems.

Typical Work

Provides guidance to staff in the application of generally accepted accounting principles, generally accepted auditing standards, federal standards, and other relevant criteria to the analysis and evaluation of complex reports, cost allocations, or financial data for establishing reimbursement levels or performance standards; 

Reviews staff recommendations for reimbursement adjustments or exceptions; 

Leads staff on preparation of comprehensive, formal written determinations explaining results of findings including analytic conclusions, decisions, and recommendations; 

Draws technical conclusions on complex issues in adversarial proceedings with industry expert consultants and attorneys; 

Prepares analysis of comprehensive reports submitted by social or health care service providers for compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, generally accepted accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards; 

Develops procedures and instructions for the operation and maintenance of reimbursement systems;

Develops cost reporting guidelines and instruction manuals; 

Provides consultative expertise to providers of services regarding compliance with reporting requirements; 

Recommends standards by which to evaluate vendor or program costs; 

May supervise lower level staff.

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

Most positions require a Bachelor’s degree in business or public administration or a relevant field with 12 semester or 18 quarter hours in accounting plus three years of experience in accounting, auditing or budgeting.  Successful completion of the Washington State Board of Accountancy can substitute for two years of experience. A Master’s degree in a relevant field or successful completion of the CPA examination can also substitute for two years of experience.

Class Specification History

New classes effective:  June 1, 2005; Cost Reimbursement Analyst 3 (replaces 12280 Cost Reimbursement Analyst 2).
(7/7/2015) Revised typical work; removed the following language: which are subject to regulatory authority of the Department of Social and Health Services regarding