The Solid Waste Division of King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks is looking for an Accounting Supervisor who can provide leadership to the Accounts Payable, General Ledger, and Accounts Receivable teams in their Enterprise Services Section. This person will directly supervise a team of seven and indirectly provide leadership to five additional accounting professionals. They will lead, develop, and supervise a professional staff that will work collaboratively with division staff to support successful projects while ensuring that accounting administration processes comply with King County requirements.
The Accounting Supervisor reports directly to the Enterprise Services Section Manager and will be expected to prioritize and plan the work of the Accounting unit. The Accounting Supervisor is expected to practice continuous improvement principles and will work to improve effectiveness and streamline accounting processes in the division. In addition to supervising the unit, the employee in this position will use their interpersonal skills and technical expertise to advice, train, and provide support to Solid Waste Division employees about accounting issues.
King County Solid Waste Division is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce, and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment.
How to apply: Apply online at www.kingcounty.gov/jobs. Applicants must submit a King County application form and letter of interest detailing your background and describing how your education and experience meets the qualifications and has prepared you to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work Location: King Street Center - 201 South Jackson Street, Suite 701, Seattle, WA
Work Schedule: This full time Career Service position works a 40 hour work week, Monday through Friday with some evening and weekend work as required. This position is not overtime eligible.
Accounting Services Profile: The Accounting Services team is composed of two work units: Accounts Receivable (six employees, including a supervisor), and Accounts Payable/General Ledger (six employees). Accounts Receivable is responsible for the receipt, recording, and reconciliation of the division’s revenue from grants and customers at the division’s two drop boxes, eight transfer stations, and one active landfill. Revenues include cash, check, credit/debit cards, and an in-house revolving account program. The Accounts Payable / General ledger team is responsible for processing invoices and governmental purchasing card payments, tracking and depreciating fixed assets, recording landfill liabilities, transferring funds between SWD’s five funds, processing and liquidating encumbrances and accruals, and preparing various Schedules and Notes to the county’s financial statements pertaining to Solid Waste.
Examples of Job Responsibilities:
- Manage the division's accounting and internal control systems, policies and procedures, and financial data to ensure compliance with the requirements of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for State and Local Governments (GAAP).
- Serve as the primary subject matter expert on GAAP for the division’s five funds. Interpret and apply GAAP to SWD business transactions to ensure balances that are properly stated.
- Serve as the audit liaison between the Solid Waste Division (SWD), the Department of Executive Services Finance and Business Operations Division (FBOD), and the State Auditor’s Office (SAO) for all audits including Performance audits, the annual Accountability Audit, 2 CFR 200.501 (formerly “A-133”) Compliance Audit, and Financial Statement Audit. In this role, respond to audit requests in a timely way using complete and accurate backup documentation, defend entries and balances using the hierarchy of GAAP defined by GASB Pronouncement #76, write management corrective action plans, and track completion of prior action plans.
- Conduct periodic risk assessments in accordance with the COSO Internal Control Framework and tune internal controls to correct any under-controlled or over-controlled risks ensuring continuous improvement of division accounting and financial reporting processes.
- Identify, track and manage to performance indicators.
- Develop, lead, and supervise a team of professionals that is proactive in ensuring correct accounting and financial reporting methods are being used throughout the division.
- Establish and maintain an effective and collaborative working relationship with SWD management and staff.
- Advise division staff about methods to accomplish the needed tasks within accounting standards, policies and procedures.
- Identify and work to mitigate accounting and financial reporting related risks as they emerge.
- Provide training to division staff related to accounting and financial reporting.
- Ensure materials, references and policies related to accounting and financial reporting are up to date and available.
- Represent the division at countywide finance manager and audit forums.