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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 143J
Category: Financial Services


This is the journey, occupational or working level of the series. Positions work independently under general supervision within their area of responsibility. Positions can perform general or specialized fiscal duties in a wide variety of financial areas including accounting, contracts, grants, or other financial review work for a state agency. Positions may also assist with the implementation and operation of cash flow, cash management or investment programs.  

Typical Work

Performs fiscal duties such as financial report analysis; accounts payable-receivable discrepancy resolution etc;

Reviews and approves payroll documents and deduction forms. Consults on payroll problems, federal taxes, electronic fund transfers, insurance and other miscellaneous deductions; Reviews, analyzes, verifies and corrects the accounting data into the Agency Financial Reporting System;

Reconciles reserves to agency subsidiary accounting records;

Prepares Fiscal Year end closing adjustment and accrual journal vouchers for revenues, receivables, payables and supplemental unfunded liability amortization;  Conducts preliminary institution-wide fiscal and administrative evaluations and reviews of grant and contract proposals and negotiate resulting awards; 

Reviews, analyzes and audits bank confirmations, receipts and disbursement, of revenues received;

Projects incoming and outgoing cash requirements to determine effects on investments; Analyzes, reviews and makes recommendations for the acceleration of revenue transfers; authorizes adjusting entries between banks or agencies to maintain effective accounting controls;

Positions may lead or supervise clerical, fiscal, budget or other support staff involved in a variety of manual or automated fiscal recording keeping tasks.

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

Positions typically require a Bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and one to two years of relevant professional experience. Professional experience may substitute for education but not usually for the credit hours.A Master’s degree in a financial related field, certification as a Public Accountant, Internal Auditor, Certified Governmental Financial Manager or Management Accountant can be substituted for professional experience.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 09150 Telecommunications Rate Analyst, 12990 Cash Flow Coordinator Assistant, 3021 Accountant, Principal, 12106 Financial Analyst 2, 14550 Grant Management Analyst 1; adopted effective January 1, 2006.