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Financial Manager - ARP Funds (Limited Term)

Company: Grays Harbor County Sheriff
Location: Aberdeen
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Responsible for planning, managing, coordinating, disbursing, and reporting upon the funds authorized for the County's use by the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Uses governmental accounting and budgeting practices in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS). Engages and facilitates discussions with appropriate local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts regarding 2021 American Rescue Plan funding opportunities.

Drafts, staffs and obtains Board of County Commissioner approval for contracts necessary to distribute funds to local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts. Disburses and tracks said funds, including processing invoices and authorizing payments.

Persons in this position are given significant discretion, within the scope of policy and regulations, in the routine performance of their duties; supervision and guidance are received from the Budget Director.

Essential Duties


  • Identifies funding in the legislation the county qualifies for or could qualify for. Develops and submits to the various funding agencies the documentation required to obtain such funds.
  • Engages and facilitates discussions with appropriate local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts regarding 2021 American Rescue Plan funding opportunities. May include community outreach and engagement.
  • Drafts, staffs and obtains Board of County Commissioner approval of contracts necessary to distribute funds to appropriate local businesses, non-profits and junior taxing districts.
  • Creates methods and processes to track revenues and expenditures through the 2021 American Rescue Plan. Creates and maintains appropriate business management processes, tracks invoices, reviews documentation for sufficiency, and authorizes payment within appropriate authority level.
  • Submits reports to the funding organizations regarding the purpose for which the funds were expended to ensure compliance with program objectives.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature as directed.


  • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing; read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, policy and regulations, and legal documents; write speeches and articles for publications that conform to prescribed style and format; and, effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.
  • Requires working knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping principles and ability to prepare difficult or involved audits, balances, financial analysis, cost benefit analysis, annual reports and other important financial statements.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with other County departments and outside agencies.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to apply principles of mathematical concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions to practical situations.
  • Knowledge of Federal, State, and County policies and regulations affecting area of responsibility.
  • Ability to develop, improve, and implement accounting and bookkeeping procedures and systems in the interest of efficiency, effectiveness and standardization.
  • Knowledge of project and grant management accounting and reporting.
  • Ability to use a personal computer and software, calculator, and other office equipment standard to areas of assignment and to adapt to new technology and/or modified equipment which may be acquired.
  • Intermediate skill in the use of spreadsheets, databases and other computer software applications.
  • Maintain a high standard for accuracy, completeness, and efficiency in the preparation of reports and budgets.
  • Independent and self-motivated to meet required deadlines while simultaneously completing other tasks.
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Account Principles (GAAP) and governmental accounting practices and techniques including the Washington State Budget and Recording System procedures (BARS).



Education: Bachelor's (BA) degree in accounting or business-related field or anAssociate's degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school in accounting or business-related field

Experience: Five years in an office or business environment, handling management, financial or administrative duties. Two (2) years' experience in governmental accounting preferred.

A combination of education and experience that allows the applicant to complete the essential

functions of the job in the opinion of the hiring official.

Supplemental Information


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to speak or hear, sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls. The employee occasionally is required to climb or balance; and, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; sit; stand; walk; and, reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision requirements include: close, distance, color, peripheral, depth perception, the ability to adjust focus, and the ability to read small print. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

The statements contained herein reflect general details describing the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skills typically required, and the scope of responsibility. They are not an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or otherwise to balance the workload.


Keywords: Grays Harbor County Sheriff, Tacoma , Financial Manager - ARP Funds (Limited Term), Other , Aberdeen, Washington

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