Full-Time Fiscal Analyst 1 (Taxes and Fees)
Fiscal Analyst 1 (Taxes and Fees)
$40,512.00 – $53,964.00 Annually
Thurston County – Olympia, WA
Full Time – Permanent
Liquor and Cannabis Board
- WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State
Promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, tobacco cannabis and vapor lawsThis recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will be October 4th, 2023. The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. We encourage all to apply as early as possible.
This position is currently eligible to telework. This position is required to work in the office 2-3 days per week. This may increase based on business need.
Who we are
The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration, education and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws. We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.
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.
Our commitment to DEIB
The WSLCB strives to promote Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) in all aspects of our work. This includes a commitment to our workforce and external stakeholders.
It is our mission to build, educate, and inspire an inclusive environment that recognizes, respects, and celebrates diversity in the workplace and in the community we serve. We are committed to maintaining a thriving culture where employees and those we serve feel safe and accepted regardless of education, background, or beliefs. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion Network, Veteran Employee Resource Group, Latino Leadership Network, Blacks United in Leadership and Diversity, Disability Inclusion Network, Washington Immigrant Network and Hawaiians, Asians, and Pacific Islanders Promoting an Empowerment Network.
Your opportunity at a glance:
The WSLCB Finance Division is announcing an exciting opportunity for a Fiscal Analyst 1 position in Olympia, WA. This position reports to the Beer and Wine Tax Unit Supervisor in the WSLCB’s Finance Division. In this position, you will perform 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. You will monitor, analyze and process tax reports monthly, track late and missing tax reports, and contact licensees regarding past due Beer and Wine reports. In this role, you will also provide clear and effective communication to external customers regarding reporting compliance with tax collection and payment laws, rules, policies and procedures. In addition, you will serve as the first level responder to the main contact telephone number for the Beer and Wine Tax Unit and respond to incoming telephone calls and emails for reporting and general questions.
If you have an interest in analyzing and processing tax reports produced by the tax and fee accounting systems with a focus on process improvement, we encourage you to apply to be a part of the WLSCB team!
WSLCB provides a modern work environment and excellent benefits including:
- A comprehensive benefits package (including but not limited to Medical/Dental/Vision, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance etc.)
- Paid Vacation, Leave, and Holidays
- Tuition Waiver (enrollment in courses at state universities/colleges on a space availability basis – all or a portion of the tuition/fees may be waived for state employees)
- Tuition reimbursement (courses taken with prior approval in order to further employee’s career development with the WSLCB)
- Training and career development programs (including online courses and LinkedIn Learning)
- A healthy work/life balance (this may include flexible/alternative work schedules and telework/remote work opportunities, when possible)
- Employee Assistance Program – confidential program created to promote the health, safety and well-being of public service employees
- Generous wellness program (we offer reimbursements for certain fitness related activities)
- Onsite exercise facility (for employees working at WSLCB Headquarter Building in Olympia)
- Infants at Work Program to promote parent and infant bonding, parental well-being and healthy infant development. Depending on your job duties, work location and supervisor approval, eligible employees who are new mothers, fathers or legal guardians can bring their infant (six weeks to six months) when they return to work.
- Free parking
- Some of the duties you will perform are:
- Process financial data according to accounting performance standards
- Enter original monthly/quarterly/annual reports into Tax and Fee Systems
- Verify accuracy of all Tax and Fee System data input
- Process incoming and returned mail for Tax and Fee Units
- Assist licensees with Online Reporting and Payment Systems
- Track late and missing tax reports and prepare written notices to inform licensees of compliance requirement
- Follow up with LCB Enforcement Officers for assistance as needed
- Batch and scan reports in preparation of indexing to the Enterprise Content Management System
- Prepare monthly calendar of responsibilities and due dates, distribute to Beer and Wine Tax Unit staff
- Refer missing reports to LCB Enforcement Officers monthly
- Prepare or update desk manuals as changes occur in processes or duties
- Monitor, track and test Tax and Fee System enhancements
- Required Qualifications:
Experience for required qualifications can be gained through various combinations of formal professional employment and educational experience. See below for how you may qualify.
A Bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
An Associate’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel
At least two (2) years of relevant professional experience in financial, fiscal, accounting, auditing, payroll, etc.
At least four (4) years of relevant professional experience in financial, fiscal, accounting, auditing, payroll, etc. And the required accounting credit hours or a commitment to attain the required credit hours in 18 months. Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.
- 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 Microsoft Teams phone system.
- Learn MyPortal Leave System, The Learning Center, and iSeries.
- Six-month experience with the Office of Financial Management’s (OFM) Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) and Financial Toolbox and Enterprise Reporting Systems.
- Knowledge, understanding and ability to ensure work products are in compliance with agency policies and OFM State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM).
- Experience with Electronic Filing Systems.
- Supplemental Information
- PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION CAREFULLY TO ENSURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED THE REQUIRED MATERIALS TO BE CONSIDERED.
IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:
- Completed online application.
- Current Resume.
- Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
- Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
- Attach your unofficial transcripts showing you have taken 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. (If you do not attach your transcripts and you are offered an interview, you will need to send them to us prior to interviewing).
**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.
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 cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of cannabis, useable cannabis, or cannabis-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.
The Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from job seekers with diverse backgrounds. Honoring diversity, equity and inclusion means that as an agency, and as individuals, we are committed to ensuring that all employees enjoy a respectful, safe, and supportive working environment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. You are welcome to include your name and gender pronouns in your application, to ensure we address you appropriately throughout the application process.
For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email hr****@lc*.gov or call (360) 664.1674. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.
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