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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 148S
Category: Financial Services


In the State Auditor’s Office, in a training capacity assists higher level auditors in audits of state and local government agencies, or in the research and development of uniform budgeting, accounting, and reporting systems for local governments.

Typical Work

Tabulates and examines specific sections of accounts, such as accounts receivable, disbursements, petty cash, trial balances, bank reconciliations, and voucher audits;

Checks for appropriate dates, authorizations, and signatures on invoice vouchers, compares purchase order items and prices against warehouse receipts and inventories;

Examines warrant or check register, verifying vendor names, amounts, and cross checks with correspondence to receipts and invoices;

Notifies lead examiner of any apparent inaccuracies, shortages, or discrepancies;

Performs other work as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of:  general accounting and auditing principles and procedures; office methods, procedures and equipment.

Ability to:  learn to make complete and accurate audits; perform computations quickly and accurately; prepare well‑organized audit' work papers; adjust or adapt quickly to changing work environments.

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

Completion of sophomore year in college with major study in accounting business administration, public administration, economics, or closely allied field, which includes course work in accounting. Testing


Equivalent education/experience.

Class Specification History

New class: 7-1-69
New class code: (formerly 13490) effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019.