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3 Mar 2023

Full-Time Fiscal Analyst 4 (General Accounting Lead)

WSLCB – Posted by Olympia, Washington, United States

Job Description

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WSLCB Vision
Safe communities for Washington State

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

** This recruitment is open until filled. First review of applications will begin Wednesday, March 8, 2023. We encourage all applicants to apply early. The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.**


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 employees 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 belief. As a WSLCB team member, you will have opportunity to join statewide business resource groups (BRGs) such as, Rainbow Alliance and Inclusion NetworkVeteran Employee Resource GroupLatino Leadership NetworkBlacks United in Leadership and DiversityDisability Inclusion NetworkWashington 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 4 position in Olympia, WAOur ideal candidate will have state accounting experience and be extremely detail-oriented with excellent analytical skills. This position acts as a lead in the General Accounting Unit.

Responsibilities for this position include:
As a Fiscal Analyst 4 (FA4) Lead in the General Accounting Unit (GA) your main responsibilities will be to independently oversee the processing of financial transactions along with another FA4 in the unit. Utilizing your leadership skills, you will use your knowledge and experience in accounting to mentor and train other fiscal analysts.

The General Accounting Unit’s responsibilities include accounts payable, accounts receivable, travel, and asset management. This position interacts with the General Accounting Supervisor, General Accounting Manager, Chief Financial Officer, accounts payable and receivable staff, and other sections of the Finance Division.

Additional duties include reviewing and releasing batches in the accounting system that are prepared by other fiscal analysts, serve as the Agency Credit Card Administrator, and work closely with (and back up) the other FA4 in GA.

The person we are looking for must be able to work with minimal oversight, identify what needs to be completed, and proactively take appropriate action. It is important that the person be a self-starter and have the ability to work primarily independently, as well as in a team setting.

An essential component of this position is to provide excellent customer service to our internal and external customers. This position complies with all laws and rules, federal policies and regulations, state policies and regulations governed by the Office of Financial Management (OFM), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and WSLCB policies/procedures related to accounting. The successful candidate will have the ability to provide timely and accurate financial data ensuring efficiency and maximum benefit of state resources.

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




Primary Duties include:

  • Review and analyze financial transactions of other fiscal analysts in the General Accounting Unit.
  • Ensure financial transactions are properly coded to the accounting system, and that they are processed timely and accurately.
  • Work with others in the General Accounting Unit, Budget, Payroll and Tax and Fee Units to find and correct accounting errors and improve and streamline processes.
  • Provide training to the General Accounting Unit in specific areas when necessary, such as use of financial systems, transaction coding, etc.
  • Review unit batches, journal vouchers and corrections daily for accuracy and release when properly completed.
  • Responsible for the management and oversight of the credit card program within LCB such as the issuance and cancellation of cards; the monitoring of approving officials and cardholders; and the enforcement of agency policy, procedures, and internal controls related to agency credit cards. Review monthly allocation, monthly credit card statements and backup documentation from GA Fiscal Analyst 3’s for completeness.
  • As needed, function as the backup to process unbalanced in-process report, petty cash replenishments, reconcile monthly petty cash accounts, monthly GL 5111 reconciliation, monthly CAMS/AFRS reconciliation, monthly sales and use tax, annual 1099-Misc reporting, annual Dept. of Revenue unclaimed property reporting, and oversee daily mailroom activities.
  • Generate, analyze, and review monthly budget status reports, assist with fiscal notes as needed.
  • Maintain desk manuals for assigned duties.



Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, and three years of relevant professional experience


  • Any combination of education and relevant professional experience totaling seven years. Education must include the required credit hours in accounting

The following certifications may substitute for one year of experience:

  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Certified Internal Auditor
  • Certified Government Financial Manager
  • Certified Management Accountant
  • A Master’s degree in a financial related field

Our ideal candidate will also have the following desired qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), government accounting and internal control processes
  • Knowledge and understanding of the State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM)
  • Knowledge of Revised Code of Washington (RCW)
  • Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes (WAC)
  • Proficient in statewide accounting systems and processes: Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS), Capital Asset Management System (CAMS), Enterprise Reporting, Financial Toolbox and Web Intelligence
  • Knowledge of AFRS coding structures and the utilization of AFRS transaction codes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point – intermediate level
  • General ledger accounts reconciliation experience
  • Ability to explain accounting standards and WSLCB finance policies to customers outside of the Finance Division
  • Ability to compile statistical data for daily, monthly, and annual reports
  • Ability to demonstrate interest, sincerity, and openness in all interactions with customers (internal and external)
  • Ability to create consistently positive experiences, meeting, or exceeding customer expectations
  • Ability to represent the agency internally and externally


Supplemental Information



IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you MUST include the following, failure to do so will result in your application being disqualified:

  1. Completed online application.
  2. Current Resume.
  3. Letter of Interest describing how you meet the specific qualifications for the position.
  4. Three professional references to include a current or recent supervisor with email addresses and phone numbers.
  5. 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.

Per Governor Inslee’s Directive 22-13.1(Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader), state employees must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Special note that any offer of employment is contingent upon you providing verification of your vaccine status. No start date will be approved until you verify your status.

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 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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