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Mar 20

Help Wanted

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 9:11 AM by Timothy Grisham

The Washington Association of County Officials invites applications for the position of: Finance and Administration Manager

SALARY: $55,288.56 - $72,000.00 Annually
OPENING DATE: 03/14/17
CLOSING DATE: Continuous, first review of applications April 3, 2017
A full job posting can be found on the WACO jobs page.

JOB SUMMARY: This is an exempt, at-will, position which is responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of financial tracking and reporting, including monitoring the association’s finances and timely notification of any irregularities or other situations that may threaten the financial well-being of the association. The position assists with budget preparation and long-range planning, and performs various administrative functions as directed.

The ideal candidate will have outstanding capabilities in both administration and accounting, as well as strong communication and organizational skills. The position requires financial data analysis and the ability both to prepare special reports and to explain them to others less versed in financial affairs. The ability to maintain effective, collaborative, professional working relationships with WACO staff and county officials is essential, as is the ability to multitask, simultaneously working on several projects, appropriately prioritizing them for completion, and devoting the necessary time and attention to each.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A college or technical degree with an emphasis in accounting, or any equivalent experience which demonstrates the skills and ability to perform the job, is required. Technical skills must include the use of Microsoft Office applications (Access, Excel, Outlook and Word), as well as strong writing skills, including the ability to proofread and edit documents. Proficiency in Abilia MIP Fund software is preferred.

HOW TO APPLY In order to be considered, applicants MUST include the following documents: * A cover letter describing how your experience, skills, and abilities meet the required qualifications of this position. * A resume outlining your professional experience. * A completed WACO employment application, available in Word (

Materials must be emailed to, or mailed to Washington Association of County Officials; 2016 Tenth Ave, SE; Olympia, WA 98501