Financial Compliance Officer I

Snohomish County Human Services   Everett, WA   Full-time     Finance
Posted on August 3, 2022
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Housing and Community Services

Salary $67,023.48 - $81,429.00 Annually
Location Everett, WA
Job Type Full-Time
Department Human Services
Job Number 2022-00513
Division Human Services Housing & Community Services
Closing 8/17/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Join our Human Services Team!

We have one full-time position which will be assigned to the Division of Housing and Community Services (HCS) and will assist the Division Manager, Supervisors, and grants staff with a variety of grant management activities. Position will coordinate some activities with the Human Services Department’s fiscal staff.  Activities performed will include assisting with budgets, expenditure tracking, monitoring, risk assessments, providing technical assistance to agencies, working in databases and other activities that support the work in the division.

HCS teams collaborate to meet our goals and provide mission driven services to Snohomish County residents, cities/towns, and housing and social services agencies. Together we are working to encourage healthy communities, thriving individuals and families, and a supportive work environment. This position will have opportunities to work with multiple teams and individual staff on a variety of projects and activities.  

Human Services Department mission is to help all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential be providing timely, effective human services and building community.

The Human Services Department includes 240 diverse, friendly, and dedicated employees who benefit from outstanding benefits and competitive wages. Employees are appreciated and have the opportunity to make a real difference in our community. Snohomish County is thriving and is a great place to live, work, play, and raise a family. We strive to not only provide a meaningful job, but a life-long career at Snohomish County.


To perform professional financial compliance work and financial support services.

Job Duties



  1. Reviews contractor agencies financial records and controls to assess their capability of discharging financial management responsibilities; prepares report on findings and makes recommendations to department management. 
  2. Provides technical advice to subcontractor agencies regarding financial systems, audit requirements and related regulatory issues. 
  3. Provides financial research and analysis services by determining research methods, interpreting and evaluating financial information; develops findings, conclusions and recommendations and prepares reports as necessary. 
  4. Aids in the development of financial policies and procedures to enhance contract effectiveness and standardize accounting recording and classification. 
  5. Provides information to Certified Public Accounting firms in preparation of required annual audits of subcontractor agencies. 
  6. Develops and maintains computerized financial management reports specific to grant programs administered by division. 

  1. Maintains departmental administrative and program ledgers; monitors and verifies the preparation and classification of accounting entries such an journal vouchers and accounts receivable billings; reconciles department ledgers with the county financial system; researches, finds and corrects errors. 
  2. Assists in budget development for the department, grant applications and subcontracts; develops revenue and expenditure projections; monitors expenditures and provides budget reports and data to administrators as required. 
  3. Prepares management reports, including cash flow forecasts and analyses related to grant contracts and general operating funds of the Department. 
  4. Performs special projects as assigned. 
  5. Performs related duties as required. 


Minimum Qualifications


A bachelor's degree in accounting, business, finance or other field directly related to professional accounting/auditing workPLUS, three (3) years professional level experience in a position involving accounting/financial experience; OR, any combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities.  Must pass job related tests.


Professional experience at a government agency in preferred.
A valid State of Washington Driver's License may be required for employment.


Additional Information


Knowledge of:
  • principles, theories and practices of governmental accounting
  • principles, concepts and procedures of financial analysis
  • internal and operational control concepts, techniques and relationships
  • federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations governing contract administration
  • revenue and expenditure forecasting methods and models
  • budgetary principles, practices and procedures 
Ability to:
  • work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • plan and conduct a full range of financial, compliance and operation monitoring
  • organize facts and present findings, conclusions and recommendations in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • prepare clear and concise written reports
  • exercise good judgment and know when to act independently and when to refer situations to a higher authority
  • work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • maintain the confidentiality of information
  • read, interpret and apply relevant federal, state and local laws, rules and regulations
  • understand and apply applicable auditing requirements, including OMB 2 CFR Part 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards
  • establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, associates, subordinates, and with the general public 

The employee reports to an Administrative Superior.   Work is performed with considerable independence and is reviewed through meetings, periodic status reports and results obtained.
The majority of the work in performed in the usual office environment with field trips to contractor agencies throughout Snohomish County. Some out-of-county travel may be required.
Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.
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