Chief Finance Manager

Job Description

Auditor’s Office 

Position: Chief Finance Manager
Location: Auditor's Office
Salary Range: $6,036.81/month - $8,874.92/month, starting Salary: DOQ, DOE 
Employment Type: Full-time (40 hours/week); FLSA Exempt, Open Until Filled
Full time benefits include: 
• Retirement: Walla Walla County full time employees are eligible for Washington State Department of Retirement Services (DRS) 
• HRA Veba account: Employer contribution may apply 
• Wellness program 
• Deferred compensation plans offered 
• Twelve paid holidays annually 
• Vacation accrual based on seniority 
• Benefited employees shall accrue sick leave benefits at the percentage rate of hours worked per week, to a maximum of eight (8) hours earned per month based on a forty (40) hour workweek but not less than one (1) hour per every forty (40) hours worked per County Policy 30.05.0 
• County pays medical, dental, vision, life insurance and employee assistance program for employee and a portions of benefits for eligible family members. Visit for detailed benefits information.
Brief Duties and Responsibilities: This position oversees the accounting, auditing, and clerical financial functions for County funds and various taxing districts in the county. Performs complex accounting activities requiring professional competency. As part of the office administrative group assists in the development and implementation of internal policies; analyzes and audits financial records for completeness and conformance to rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, specifically those related to financial functions. Work involves contact with employees, department heads and elected officials, and representatives for school, fire, irrigation, and other taxing districts. Independent judgment and corresponding decision-making are required within the accounting systems used and with other governmental agencies. 

Working Environment/Physical Abilities: Work is performed in the usual office environment. Must be able to sit for extended periods; bend, reach, stand and lift up to twenty-five (25) pounds. Requires visual and hearing acuity levels to operate personal computer and other office equipment and manual dexterity sufficient to perform the functions of the position. Requires sufficient hearing and speech ability to communicate verbally. 

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field and five (5) years payroll and accounting experience in double entry Fund Accounting for Washington State BARS (Budgeting, Accounting, Reporting System) or equivalent, or combination of education, experience and training that provides the skill level required above. CPA is preferred. 

Application: Walla Walla County application, resume and cover letter required. Visit to view the job description and to apply online. 



Type: Full-time
Pay: $6,036.81 to $8,874.92 per MONTH

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Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County (population 62,000) may be Washington State’s best-kept secret. Located in the Southeastern corner of the state, in the foothills of the Blue Mountains.
Rolling green hills lead to Walla Walla’s patchwork of farms and snowy backdrop of the Blues in the distance. A quaint, well-kept downtown district, lined with lovely brick and stone architecture with first-class retail shops of every description. Fine dining abounds, and Walla Walla’s award-winning wine culture is evident everywhere. With three colleges, a thriving viticulture industry (over 100 wineries), and mild “Four-Season” climate, Walla Walla is home to 32,000 residents. On the North side of town, the regional airport provides easy access to Seattle daily. There is the County Fair, hot air balloons in the summer sky, parades down Main Street… and you’re surrounded by fishing, skiing, boating, cycling, hiking, camping – in the uncrowded outdoor spaces.
Walla Walla County is a great place to live, work and play. It is also the perfect place to raise a family, with excellent schools, public libraries, and parks.

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