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Fiscal Analyst 3 for the Marijuana Tax Unit sought by the State of Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) in Olympia

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WSLCB seeks Fiscal Analyst 3 in Olympia

NOTE: The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. The first application review date for this position will be April 3, 2019.

Your opportunity at a glance

The WSLCB is excited to announce an excellent opportunity for a Fiscal Analyst 3 in the Marijuana Tax Unit.

In this important role, you will support and contribute to the LCB Mission by performing professional financial review and analysis of accounting, auditing and fiscal data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, governmental auditing standards, statutes or regulations.

This position will work under general supervision of the Marijuana Tax Unit Supervisor.

In this position, you will analyze and interpret reports.

You will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing marijuana excise tax reports monthly.

You will coordinate, reconcile and close the cash month process in the Dynamics Great Plains System; and monitor licensee balances and recommend accounts for suspension, collection or enforcement actions.

This position directly supports the Agency mission by assisting the LCB Auditors, Licensing Division, Enforcement Division and LCB licensees with interpretation of Revised Code of Washington [RCW] and Washington Administrative Code [WAC] related to Tax and Fee reporting, privilege activity, manual and on-line fee reporting/payment systems.


  • Verify reconciliation of other unit staff data entry.
  • Review and analyze marijuana excise tax reports to cash log and/or bank reports for revenue receipt, coding accuracy and timeliness.
  • Coordinate, reconcile and close the cash month in the Dynamics Great Plains System each month by the OFM AFRS Closing Schedule.
  • Prepare and process AFRS journal vouchers for Marijuana Excise Tax revenue allocation.
  • Reconcile assigned general ledger accounts and revenue codes monthly.
  • Process miscellaneous revenue and payment from Collection Agency in Dynamics Great Plains System.
  • Notify Licensee of NSF payment for the Marijuana Tax Unit.
  • Monitor, tracking and clear NSF payment for Marijuana Tax Unit.
  • Send appropriate correspondence to licensees informing them of reporting/payment requirements.
  • Monitor licensees operating under a temporary license permits until they are issued their permanent license.
  • Track license activity for Dynamics Great Plains customer combiner activity.
  • Primary for sending missing report notices to licensees.
  • Payment room deposit processing and armored car service scheduling. Primary responder for armored car deposit pick-up.
  • Assist with Public Requests related to Marijuana Excise Tax.
  • Review Marijuana License account balances and send balance due/credit notices monthly.
  • Review and recommend which licensees should be sent to suspension or collections.
  • Archive balance due notices into Document Management System.
  • Evaluates refunds and makes recommendations to supervisor for processing.
  • Prepare monthly receivable balances for Marijuana Tax Unit.
  • Organize and prepare Finance documents for BAP (“Brief Adjudicative Proceeding”) requests.
  • Prepare suspension requests to WSLCB Licensing Division.
  • Prepare suspension withdrawals as needed.
  • System testing for Tax and Fee Systems including Dynamics Great Plains or Traceability Program based on test script.



  • Bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting credits required (work experience may substitute for year-for-year on education, but not for required credits);
  • Candidate must have a minimum two years applicable work experience;
  • One year experience interpreting and applying RCW’s, WAC’s and procedures;
  • Intermediate skill level with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Microsoft Excel.

Ability to:

  • Explain Tax and Fee accounting standards and WSLCB policies to customers outside of the financial division;
  • Explain reporting requirements to external customers;
  • Help customers navigate a personal computer to submit reports electronically;
  • Become proficient in Tax and Fee Accounting Systems, Document Management System and internal LCB systems;
  • Learn telephone system;
  • Stand for long periods of time receipting cash;
  • Ability to reconcile general ledger accounts.

Knowledge of:

  • Washington Administrative Codes WAC 314-02; 314-23; 314-28.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
  • Experience with the Department of Enterprise Services (DES) Agency Financial Reporting System (AFRS) and the Financial Toolbox.
  • Knowledge, understanding and ability to ensure compliance with agency policies and the OFM State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM).
  • Knowledge of revenue and distribution accounting codes for spirit fees
  • Six months experience working with customers with on-line applications and troubleshooting technical issues.
  • Six months experience assisting customers with on-line reporting requirements and questions.

Supplemental Information


IMPORTANT: To be considered for this position, you must include the following, failure to do so WILL result in your application being disqualified:

  • A completed on-line application (available at; and
  • A resume and letter of interest (document must be attached during the on-line application process).
  • Please attach your school transcripts showing you have taken 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. (If you do not attach your transcripts and you are offered an interview, you will need to send them to us prior to interviewing).
  • A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of the application.
  • The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

Applicants for employment with the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board should also be aware of RCW 66.08.080, which states in part: “No employee of the board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the manufacture of liquor sold under this title, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of liquor, other than the salary or wages payable to him in respect of his office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with such business.

RCW 69.50.351, no member of the state liquor and cannabis board and no employee of the state liquor and cannabis board shall have any interest, directly or indirectly, in the producing, processing, or sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products, or derive any profit or remuneration from the sale of marijuana, useable marijuana, or marijuana-infused products other than the salary or wages payable to him or her in respect of his or her office or position, and shall receive no gratuity from any person in connection with the business.

As a condition of employment, the candidate accepting this position will be required to comply with the Union Security clause contained in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the State of Washington and the union.

WSLCB is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity diversity, age, honorably discharged veteran, veteran status, genetic information, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability.

For questions about this recruitment, or to request reasonable accommodation in the application process, please email or call (360) 664.1636. For TTY service, please call the Washington Relay Service at 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

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