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Fiscal Analyst 2 sought by the State of Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) in Olympia

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WSLCB seeks Financial Analyst 2 in Olympia

**Note: This recruitment is open until the position is filled.

The hiring authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time.

It is in the applicant’s best interest to submit materials as soon as possible.

Application screening will be ongoing weekly. 

First application review will be December 18, 2019

Who we are

The mission of the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board (WSLCB) is to promote public safety and trust through fair administration and enforcement of liquor, cannabis, tobacco, and vapor laws.

At the WSLCB we pride ourselves on creating the “wow” factor in everything we do.

We search for people who demonstrate a strong work ethic, excellence in customer service, partnering and teamwork, and quality performance.

We strive to be a great place to work by fostering a safe, open, inclusive and healthy work environment.

We want to ensure that our organization is as diverse and inclusive as our great State of Washington.

We want to create a culture that fosters excellence in customer service, open and honest communication, transparency and accountability, data driven decisions, and business initiated process improvement.

Your opportunity at a glance

As a Fiscal Analyst 2 you will support the mission of the agency by performing professional journey level financial review and analysis of accounting, auditing and fiscal data in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), governmental auditing standards, statutes or regulations.

This position reports to the Marijuana Tax Unit Supervisor and works on the cutting edge of Washington State’s efforts to responsibly tax and regulate the new marijuana industry.

To be successful in this role, there are three main areas you will need to excel.

1) You need to be incredibly detail-oriented as a significant portion of this job involves reviewing and analyzing financial reports for missing and inaccurate data.

2) In addition, you will need to quickly build a strong understanding of the RCWs and WACs relating to cannabis tax, privilege activity, and reporting compliance and build a reputation within the agency as an expert in those areas.

3) Finally, you need to be passionate about delivering excellent customer service as the first point of contact for marijuana licensees across the state seeking to accurately report their monthly sales/taxes.

If being a detail-driven, customer-service-oriented expert in cannabis tax code sounds like something you would enjoy, we would strongly encourage you to apply to be a part of our work here at WSLCB.

We also offer:

  • Modern work environment.
  • Support for employee growth and development.
  • Infant at Work program.
  • Flexible work schedules.
  • Work/life balance.
  • Free parking.


Some of what you’ll enjoy doing:

  • Process financial data according to accounting performance standards.
  • First level responder to payment room activity and the main telephone line for the Tax Unit.
  • Prepare batch, scanning and indexing of monthly tax reports and payment.
  • Prepare invoices and track receipt of payment for initial approved marijuana license fees.
  • Respond to inquiries from external customers, fiscal staff, WSLCB auditors, WSLCB licensing division, WSLCB enforcement division and WSLCB licensees with interpretation of RCWs and WACs related to excise tax reporting, privilege activity and tax system(s)

QualificationsRequired Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, AND one (1) year of relevant professional experience.


  • Any combination of education and relevant professional experience totaling five (5) years. (Education MUST include the required credit hours in accounting).
  • Intermediate skill level using Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred/Desired Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in accounting or related field.
  • Knowledge, understanding, and ability to ensure work products are in compliance with agency policies and OFM State Administrative and Accounting Manual (SAAM).
  • Experience in the following programs: Enterprise Reporting, AFRS, Tool Box and Mainframe System.
  • Advance excel skills for pivot tables and understanding formulas.
  • Great Plains Dynamics experience – AR module.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of Washington Administrative Codes WAC 314-55-089; 314-55-092.


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).
  • Transcripts showing you have taken 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting. (If you do not provide your transcripts during the application process you will need to submit them prior to an interview being offered)

**A resume will not substitute for completing the “work experience” section of theapplication.

The information provided in your application and supplemental questionnaire 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.

Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

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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