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The Marijuana (MJ) Tax Unit is an integrated team that supports LCB Auditors, Licensing and Enforcement Divisions, and LCB licensees with interpretation of RCW's & WAC's related to marijuana tax reporting, privilege activity and revenue distribution.This position directly reports to the Tax & Fee Accounting Manager and supervises two Fiscal Analyst 2 positions and one Fiscal Analyst 3. The ideal candidate for this position will contribute to the mission of LCB by providing excellent customer service to our internal and external customers, comply with all RCW’s, WAC’s, Federal Policies and Regulations, state policies and regulations governed by OFM, GAAP, GASB, and LCB policies as they pertain to the accounting function. Additionally, the position provides timely and accurate financial data to ensure efficiency and maximum benefit of resources.
Supervisor for fiscal related professional staff performing financial reviews of marijuana excise tax payments (e-payment, cash, check)
Review staff work for accuracy
Conducting training, cross train staff to ensure there is back-up for all positions
Work actively with each staff member in their professional development and career advancement
Create new desk manuals for new positions and maintain desk manuals for existing position and duties
Provide staff with honest and timely feedback – both formal and informal
Continuously look for ways to streamline work and minimize waste using Lean Principles
Complete assigned administrative tasks within deadlines
Provide conflict resolution for staff and customers
Agency expert in providing interpretation of RCW and WAC related to MJ tax and reporting requirements. Compliance with fiscal policies, procedures, RCW and WAC pertaining to tax collection
Provide technical support to field agency auditors and field agency enforcement officers related to fiscal activity and financial systems for tax reporting
Notify and make recommendations for non-privilege compliance
Respond to public requests
Assist in writing policies and develop procedures; other duties assigned by Tax & Fee Accounting Manager
< >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 accounting credits). Candidate must have a minimum four years applicable work experience.Knowledge and understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, government accounting and internal control processes.Microsoft Office Suite – Intermediate level
Supervising employees processing and maintaining fiscal record keeping functions Cash processing and controlsElectronic payment system Lean Principles Internal LCB Programs: Oracle, Quillix; iSeries OFM Programs: AFRS, Enterprise Reporting, ToolboxOther programs: Microsoft Office 2013 - intermediate level; Microsoft Dynamic GP Revenue and Distribution accounting codesGeneral Ledger Accounts reconciliation experience Experience interpreting Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Codes (WAC)Avaya Telephone System
Effective Communications, Writing Skills: Composes clear, straightforward, and technically correct documents. Proofreads and edits information to improve clarity, organization, content, and correcting errors in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. Independently compose written responses to emails and letters from customers answering questions, providing information, and/or explaining decisions made regarding eligibility for services or compliance with rules.
Ethics & Integrity: Earn the trust, respect, and confidence of coworkers and customers through consistent honesty, forthrightness, and professionalism in all interactions. Follow through on commitments. Fiscal Accountability: Responsibly and accurately handle the public's money when processing financial transactions and/or committing fiscal resources. Consistently follow applicable fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles and standards. Prepare fiscal documents such as journal vouchers, licensee refunds, etc. Maintain and modify fiscal record-keeping systems, databases, and spreadsheets.
Interpersonal Skills: Establishes effective relationships. Display positive outlook and pleasant manner. Contribute to building team spirit. Interact appropriately with coworkers and in a manner that encourages cooperation and teamwork. Gives and welcomes feedback. Employ expertise, credibility, and effective partnering to help clients identify, evaluate, and resolve complex or sensitive issues, problems, and service needs. Effectively influence others to achieve understanding, acceptance, and commitment to act in support of ideas, programs, or causes. Effectively persuade others to voluntarily accept recommendations or advice for the purpose of bringing them into compliance with regulations or policy. Diffuses sensitive or difficult customer situations and creates a climate for mutual problem solving.
Research Skills: Can create and gather information: Can create data gathering processes; can propose/formulate new processes; able to design new organizational systems; can validate appropriateness of data/information; can logically defend outcomes/results; can analyze and evaluate the accuracy of data; can integrate multiple items of data; contrasts conflicting data; can identify and organize documents and information in ways that make it useful for subsequent applications.
Stress Tolerance: Performs well under pressure. Demonstrates good judgment. Handles unexpected situations with composure. Respond to difficult, stressful or sensitive situations in ways that reduce or minimize potential conflict and maintains good working relationships among internal and external customers.
Safety: Understands and follows agency safety policies and other standards established to maintain safe work environment. Carefully organizes the personal workspace to minimize the likelihood of an accident or other unsafe incidents. Report injuries, accidents, or hazards to supervisor.
LEAN Expectation: Have the ability to work in a continuous process improvement environment continually seeking ways to eliminate waste and improve quality.