Fiscal Analyst 2

$37,476.00 – $49,020.00 Annually
Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type
Full Time – Permanent
Dept. of Ecology
Job Number
9/19/2017 11:59 PM Pacific

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Keeping Washington Clean and Evergreen 

Protecting Washington State’s environment for current and future generations is what we do every day at Ecology. We are a culture that is invested in making a difference. If you want to join a team that is highly effectivecollaborative, has leadership that embraces the value of people, and believes in the fun factor, Ecology is a good fit.

Ecology’s Fiscal team members are highly sought after for their marketable skills due to having one of the State of Washington’s most complex financial systems. Employee skills are utilized through knowledge of applicable state and federal laws, policies, and rules to maintain the integrity of financial data and provide direct services to staff. Ecology managers, the Governor, State Auditor, Office of Financial Management, and the Legislature can confidently use Ecology’s financial information to make crucial decisions affecting the environment.

Couple valuable learning gained with being able to work with this team that works well across units, you have a great formula for individual success!

To learn more about our agency, please visit our website at

Local efforts… Diverse people… Statewide impacts

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The Financial Services Program manages the agency’s financial resources and supports agency planning so that environmental goals and strategic priorities are met.

The program’s AFRS – General Accounting Unit in Lacey, WA is looking to fill a Fiscal Analyst 2 position.

This unit is responsible for:

  • Financial oversight and reporting of Ecology’s federal grant agreements.
  • Processing payments for the agency’s multi-million dollar grant and loan programs, and all Ecology contracts.
  • Oversight in the preparation and on-going maintenance of the agency chart of accounts.
  • Monthly processing of Cost Allocation, Agency Direct Redistribution, and Fund Equity transactions.
  • Preparation of the Agency’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and the annual State Revolving Loan Fund Financial Statements.

Some of the key work activities of the Fiscal Analyst 2 include:

Federal Grants Processing: 
Under the direction of the Federal Grant Lead – Performs the accounting functions for federal grants. This includes evaluating new grant applications, awards and amendments to existing awards for entry into the Grant Receivable System (GRS), evaluating financial data and preparing journal vouchers as needed, determining federal cash due to Ecology and processing federal Letter of Credit draw downs, analyzing and interpreting of Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) financial data for preparation of Federal Financial Report (FFR) on federal grant awards using GRS and submits to federal agencies, program and budget staff. Maintains spreadsheets to aid in the financial monitoring of federal grants. Prepares the MBE/WBE report for submission to federal agency. Files various grant-related documents in agency grant files. Copies and distributes documents as needed. Prepares and submits Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act (FFATA) reporting.
Contract/Grants/Loans Processing:
Performs the full range of accounting functions for contracts/grants/loans assigned to this position, such as reviewing & approving invoices for proper approvals and for payment, encumbering, liquidating, auditing payment requests to ensure compliance with terms of the agreement, and entering payment data into automated systems. Ensures compliance with Sub Recipient monitoring standards prescribed by the State Auditor and federal agencies.
General Accounting: 
Prepares and monitors various fiscal reports used by agency management, such as cost allocation reports, fund balance reports, and other management reports produced from automated systems. Researches financial records and transactions in management reports and prepares correcting journal vouchers if needed. Develops AD-HOC Queries from Enterprise, or from the Contracts/Grants/Loans Payable System, based on management requests for information.

Others as Assigned:
Provides back-up coverage to other Fiscal Analyst 2 positions within the Unit as needed. As part of the Unit, will assist in heavy work load situations, such as new code entry into AFRS at the beginning of each biennium. Other duties as identified and assigned by supervisor or lead worker.


Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 18 quarter or 12 semester hours of college-level accounting and a minimum of two (2) years of relevant experience. Professional accounting experience may substitute for education, but not for the minimum accounting credits.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and organizational skills to create and maintain unit files.
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel and Outlook; able to create, edit, modify, save, and delete documents and spreadsheets; includes locating and accurately modifying existing files and templates for reuse.
  • Ability to use a 10-key calculator by touch.
  • Reliability to be on the job and be a productive team member in a busy unit with deadlines and seasonal workload issues.

Desired Qualifications: 
30 quarter or 20 semester hours of college-level accounting and three (3) or more years of relevant experience.
Special Requirements/Conditions of Employment: 
Employee must read, sign, and abide by the Financial Services/Fiscal Office Agreement on Confidential Information (Part A) and Internal Control Responsibility (Part B).

Supplemental Information

Application Instructions:
In order to be considered, applicants MUST link the following documents as attachments to their application:
  • A copy of your college transcript(s) showing your college-level accounting credits. (This may be an unofficial online transcript. It does NOT need to be a sealed, certified copy. HTML or PDF formats, or a screen print into Word are acceptable. Please do not paste text from the internet into Word).
  • A list of three work-related references (i.e., supervisor, peer, customer) with current phone numbers.

Please complete the applicant profile when applying for this position. Or, you may paste the text of your resume within the profile’s resume text field.

Please read the supplemental questions carefully and answer completely. Incomplete responses, including “please see resume” may disqualify you from further consideration.

Department of Ecology employees, please make sure to answer the agency-wide questions regarding permanent status as a classified employee within the Washington General Service or Washington Management Service. Do not forget to select Department of Ecology as a response to question 2, and type your personnel ID number for question 3. If you are not sure of your status or do not know your personnel ID number, please contact Human Resources at (360) 407-6186.

If you are reading this announcement in print format, please visit to access the online recruitment system. Click on “Look for Jobs” and select Dept. of Ecology under the “Department” search list. Click “Apply Search.”

Other Information:
If you need assistance applying for this job, please call Human Resources at (360) 407-6186 or e-mail Please do not call this number or send an email to this address to follow-up the status of your application. You can view the latest status of your application on your profile’s main page.

If you have specific questions about the position, please email Debbie Iness at:  Please do not contact Debbie to inquire about the status of your application.

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The state may verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers are cause for rejection of your application or dismissal if employed.

This position is included in the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE) union bargaining unit for the Department of Ecology. All employees covered by the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) with the WFSE will, as a condition of employment, either become members of the WFSE and pay membership dues or, as non-members, pay a representation fee as described in the CBA, no later than the 30th day following the effective date of this CBA or the beginning of their employment.

The Washington State Department of Ecology is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, veterans or people with military status, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application/testing process or this job announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 407-6186. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.
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