Accounts Payable Specialist (Fiscal Specialist III)

  • King County
  • 201 South Jackson Street. Seattle Washington
  • Nov 16, 2023
Full time Financial

Job Description

Banner3.pngThe King County Road Services Division is looking for an experienced Accounts Payable Specialist (Fiscal Specialist III ) to become a valuable addition to our dynamic team! In this role, you’ll have an opportunity to showcase your expertise/knowledge in multiple areas, and provide financial, accounting, and fiscal support. We’re looking for someone who is an active learner, adaptive, reliable, and action oriented.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with the Roads Budget and Finance team and make a difference in our community! If this resonates with you, please apply!

About us (King County Road Services Division)
As the largest division within the Department of Local Services, we are responsible for about 1,500 miles of roads, 182 bridges, and other related infrastructure in the unincorporated areas of King County. At any given time, we have 20-40 active road projects impacting a wide spectrum of communities and people.

We take pride that King County is the only county in the United States named after Martin Luther King Jr. True to his name, King County is committed to advancing equity and racial and social justice within county government and in partnership with communities. 

To be considered for this opportunity, you must at a minimum demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Perform accounts payable operations, including accurate budget charge coding and reconciliation for multiple projects. 
  • Organize, track, code, prepare, process, and maintain data sources, such as invoices, contract documents, and other financial, accounting, and fiscal records.
  • Verify accuracy of accounting documentation; Identify accounting inconsistencies and errors and prepare corrections.
  • Prepare, and approve purchase requisitions, and expense reports. 
  • Review, Research, Correct and summarize specialized and technical information from varied sources using spreadsheets and customized database applications.
  • Provide customer service to internal and external customers; Communicate established policies, procedures, codes, regulations, and other relevant information via phone, in writing and in person.
  • Perform financial or other numeric work, requiring the application of accepted bookkeeping or basic accounting methods. 
  • Process incoming mail and documents; identify and prioritize sensitive matters; maintain confidentiality and professionalism. 
  • Collaborate with team members to identify opportunities for process improvements.  
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. In this role, you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work.

We would love to hear from people with: 

  • An associate degree in accounting or closely related field or any combination of education, skills, training, and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.
  • Demonstrated experience in accounts payable/independent financial and cost accounting support work.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing and prioritizing a heavy diverse assignment workload requiring a high level of accuracy within a fast-paced, deadline driven environment  
  • Knowledge of accepted bookkeeping or basic accounting systems, methods, and applications.
  • Skill and proficiency in data entry and rectifying discrepancies and errors.    
  • Exceptional devotion to a customer-centered approach and is dedicated to providing superior Customer Service. 
  • Intermediate proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint and Teams; Basic level proficiency in the use Adobe Pro.  
  • The ability to work both collaboratively as part of an integral team and independently; Foster and sustain productive working relationships with diverse teams, customers, and vendors.   
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; Display professionalism by demonstrating integrity, patience and discretion.  
  • Ability to support a culture of inclusion and contribute to a work environment that embraces and encourages diversity in its workforce where differences are valued.  
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with sensitive and personal information. 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Has working experience with Oracle EBS, JD Edwards, or SAP.
  • Knowledge of King County procurement polices and procedures. 

Those applicants who pass the initial screening will be invited to participate in an interview the week of 12/4/2023.

Second interviews will be held the week of 12/11/2023.

This position is open to all qualified applicants.  

This recruitment may also be used to fill current and or/future career service, term-limited temporary, short-term temporary, and or/special duty positions over the next six months.

Currently we are filling a position that will report to the King Street Center in Seattle, but may have future openings in Renton, or Seattle.  
When applicable - Special duty opportunities are only open to current King County career service employees who have completed their initial probation. Special duty applicants must have approval from their current supervisor to accept an assignment.  Current employees selected for special duty will be compensated based upon the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements or Coalition Labor Agreement for their base assignment.  
The work week is normally Monday through Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but may at times require work outside of normal business hours. This position is Non-Exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and is eligible for overtime pay.
A full and complete King County Application is required.  You may also provide a resume and cover letter, summarizing how you meet the experience, qualifications, knowledge and skills for the position.  
Applicants will be screened for clarity, completeness, and competitiveness. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more interviews. Interviews will be conducted via Teams.  Reference checks and file reviews will be conducted.

This position is represented by Local 117: International Brotherhood of Teamsters
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Cassandra Montgomery
Human Resources Analyst
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Teleworking Requirement
This is a hybrid position. The work associated with this position will be performed by teleworking, onsite work, and meetings. The responsibilities of this position will include regular and ongoing in-office work.

Employees will have access to shared workspaces at various King County facilities. Employees must reside in Washington state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements.
Employees will be provided with a County issued laptop and must maintain a workspace with an internet connection (access may be supplemented in some situations) where they can reliably perform work and remain available and responsive during scheduled work hours.
King County has a robust collection of tools and resources to support working remotely. The individual selected for this opportunity will be joining an innovative and progressive team that is redefining how we work as we transition to the department's hybrid environment.  

Emergency Designation Status: Non-Mission Critical 

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers.
Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our 
"True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles - we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement. 


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