Accountant 1

Pierce County Washington

Tacoma, Washington

Date Posted November 19, 2021
Industry Accounting
Specialty Not Specified
Job Status Full-time
Salary Not Specified


Job details

$33.38 - $42.31 an hour
Job Type

Full Job Description


Why This is a Great Opportunity:
The department's business lines are varied and an employee in the finance division will be responsible for financial and administrative processes for all five divisions. This can be a very faced-paced environment with rapid decision making skills needed. This position is not a traditional accountant position. The duties of this position are varied and extensive, the greatest challenge is finding a candidate that can effectively manage a challenging range of duties and work in an ever changing environment.

Why It's a Great Department:
Emergency Management offers countless opportunities to serve the community. Employees know where their work fits into the big picture and their importance in department-wide success. The work is challenging and rewarding. The landscape is constantly changing which offers opportunities to apply creative and innovative solutions and approaches to meet department initiatives. For more information about our great organization please visit by clicking HERE.

How to be Successful in the Role:
Reducing the workload of other division employees. Quickly learn Workday business processes and understand and apply processes and procedures related to department financial and administrative functions.

As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.

Position Summary

The successful applicant may look forward to and will be responsible for performing the first level of professional accounting work requiring the application of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) to a wide variety of difficult and moderately complex accounting problems in accordance with established principles, theories, concepts, and practices. The successful applicant will be expected to function with relative independence and have latitude for exercising independent judgment within the framework of statutory requirements and existing policies and procedures.

  • Procurement for the department.
  • Process contracts and receivables.
  • Grant administration.
  • Travel coordinator.
  • HR processes.
  • Account reconciliation.
  • Perform a variety of related accounting and administrative support functions as required.
  • Perform other job functions as assigned.
For the full list of job duties and the official job description, please click HERE.


  • Graduation from a four-year college or university with major course work in accounting or related field and
  • One or more years of professional accounting experience.
  • Additional qualifying experience may be substituted, on a month-to-month basis, for a maximum of two years of the educational requirement.
  • Washington State Certification as a Certified Public Accountant may be substituted for the educational and experience requirements.

  • A valid Washington State driver’s license may be required when travel is required of the position.

Supplemental Information

To be considered for this opportunity please:

  • Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:
  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
  • Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at +91-XXXXXXXXXX, at least two days prior to the need.
This is a competitive selection process. Your application form will be reviewed and evaluated for the quality and quantity of education/experience in the areas listed. Applicants whose qualifications most closely correspond to the County's needs will be eligible for further consideration. Notification of application status normally occurs 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date. Short notice may be given to applicants to participate in further selection processes which may include written, oral and performance examinations, and final interviews.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, Pierce County welcomes a diverse workforce. Pierce County does not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a disabled person.

At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision. Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?