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Business and Finance Officer IV

Job Duties

  1. In order to be considered for this exciting opportunity, the successful candidate, at a
    minimum, will demonstrate skill and ability to perform following key functions:

Assist Director of Budget and Finance to manage all aspects of PAO’s grants and contracts such as award setup and billing, ensuring adequate policies and procedures and with good internal control, compliance with local, state, and/or federal guidelines and requirements, managing Schedule of Expenditures for Federal Awards (SEFA) and State Schedule of Financial Assistance (SSFA) reporting processes.Assist with PAO Finance Team for daily operations including processing transactions, accounting and/or financial reporting, and research and address discrepancies, expenditure changes or inconsistencies.


Assist Director of Budget and Finance with budget development, reporting and monitoring, including internal review of budget spending, approving expenditures, preparing periodic budget reports for management review and actions.


Assist with reviewing, drafting and revising finance-related policies and procedures to align with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), King County Financial policies and practices, and with prudent and responsible expenditures that best address the PAO’s need and budget limitations.


Work with PAO employees, and employees in other County agencies, to understand and reconcile internal and inter-agency expenditures, to created sound financial procedures and to make prudent decisions and/or recommendations.


Active participation in PAO equity work, attending equity trainings and discussions, support for the PAO’s Equity and Social Justice policy and principles, work with PAO colleagues and management to identify opportunities for improvement.Other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Public Administration, or related field and five years of experience in accounting, budget and finance operations; or a combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the duties of the position required.


Knowledge/experience in the Criminal Justice System and/or public sector is a plus.Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles.


Grant management experience and/or knowledge of federal and state grant requirements, including annual reporting processes.Strong communication skills both orally and in writing.


Customer focused with a dedication to providing efficient and value-added services. Ability to work in a team setting and independently.


Perform accounting functions including  reconciling accounts, preparing and reviewing finance reports, monitoring expenditures and preparing budgets.


Ability to analyze and research transactions and make recommendations.Skill in using Microsoft Office programs and database management software. Experience using Oracle financial system is a plus.

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