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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/17/2020
Job Category:
Accounting
Fiscal Analyst 1
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State of Washington | Olympia, WA
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Job Description

Description

WSLCB Vision

Safe communities for Washington State

Mission

Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, tobacco cannabis and vapor laws.

Note: This recruitment is open until the position is filled. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It is in the applicant's best interest to submit materials as soon as possible. Application screening will be ongoing weekly. First application review will be January 21, 2020

Who we are

The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. At the WSLCB we pride ourselves on creating the "wow" factor in everything we do. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance. We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment. We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.

We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.

Your opportunity at a glance

Are you a finance professional looking to enter state government and work in a wonderful team environment performing important work for the citizens of WA State? The Liquor and Cannabis Board's (LCB) Finance Division is announcing an entry-level opportunity for a Fiscal Analyst 1 position. This position performs professional entry-level financial review and analysis of accounting, auditing and fiscal data in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), governmental auditing standards, statutes or regulations. Direct report to the Beer and Wine Tax Unit Supervisor.

This position is responsible for monitoring, analyzing and processing tax reports monthly. Responds to incoming telephone calls and emails for reporting and general questions. This position is a first level responder to the main contact telephone number for the Beer and Wine Tax Unit and Spirit Fee Unit. This position is responsible to provide clear and effective communication with external customers regarding reporting compliance and tax collection.

Duties

Some of what you'll enjoy doing:

* Process financial data according to accounting performance standards
* Process incoming mail payments for Tax and Fee Units
* Receipt cash payments in a secure room for collection of taxes
* Enter original monthly/quarterly/annual reports into Tax and Fee Systems
* Reconcile Tax and Fee System data to monthly verification spreadsheet
* Determine if incorrect or invalid entries were made on reporting forms
* Follow up with licensees for correct reporting
* Batch and scan reports in preparation of indexing to the Enterprise Content Management System
* Answer phone line in first tier rotation on AVAYA telephone system
* Respond to incoming emails for reports and general inquiries

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting; OR
* Any combination of education and relevant professional experience totaling four years. Education must include the required credit hours in accounting.
* Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel

Ability to:

* Explain Tax and Fee accounting standards and WSLCB policies to customers outside of the Financial Division
* Explain reporting requirements to external customers
* Become proficient in Tax and Fee Systems, Enterprise Content Management System and internal WSLCB systems
* Help customers navigate a personal computer to create account and submit reports electronically
* Learn Avaya telephone system
* Learn Employee Self Service System, Learning Management System, iSeries

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

* Six months experience with the Office of Financial Management's (OFM) Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) and Financial Toolbox
* Knowledge, understanding and ability to ensure work products are in compliance with agency policies and OFM State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM)
* Experience with Enterprise Reporting Services
* Experience with Electronic Filing Systems

Knowledge of:

* RCW 66.24
* WAC 314-19

Supplemental Information

HOW TO APPLY

IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you must include the following, failure to do so

will result in your application being disqualified:

* A completed on-line application (available at www.careers.wa.gov); and
* A resume and letter of interest (document MUST be attached during the on-line application process).
* Transcripts showing you have taken 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. (If you do not provide your transcripts during the application process you will need to submit them prior to an interview being offered)
* Three professional references to include a recent or current supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.

A resume will not substitute for completing the "work experience" section of the application.

The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Other

Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: "No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.

RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state

liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.

As a condition of employment, the candidate accepting this position will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the union.

WSLCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably

discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email hrjobs@lcb.wa.gov or call (360) 664.1636. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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