Job Description:Do you have bookkeeping, fiscal, or accounting experience? Are you interested in carrying out fiscal activities to support a program that serves young children and low-income families? Skagit Valley College (SVC) is accepting applications for a Fiscal Technician 3 working at Skagit/Islands Head Start in Mount Vernon. Head Start promotes the school readiness of young children from low-income families by providing comprehensive services in early learning, health, and family well-being. Head Start teachers and staff look at the child holistically, individualizing for the needs of each child.The Fiscal Technician 3 provides fiscal support using independent judgment in the interpretation and application of a variety of rules and procedures in the area of Accounts Payable. This position handles a high volume of paper documents, verifying and matching payment documents, preparing payments and inputting data into the accounting system. A meticulous, confident, detail-oriented self-starter with prior experience in accounts payable is desired. Strong customer service skills will be essential in effectively working with vendors and staff at all levels of the College in resolving accounts payable items and related issues.This is a 12-month, full-time, classified position working 40 hours per week at the main Head Start Center in Mount Vernon, WA. This position reports to the Director.Nestled between the Cascade Mountains and Puget Sound in the northwest corner of Washington State, Skagit Valley College is located 60 miles north of Seattle and 80 miles south of Vancouver, BC. SVC was established in 1926 in Mount Vernon. Operating as one college with several campuses and centers, SVC serves Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties with campuses in Mount Vernon and Oak Harbor, centers in Friday Harbor and Langley, and a Marine Manufacturing and Technology Center in Anacortes.Skagit Valley College adheres to a set of guiding principles:Respect, Integrity, Open and Honest Communication, Collaboration, and CompassionDuties and Responsibilities: Compliance and policiesEnsure existing practices meet all requirements as defined in State and Federal regulations of fiscal management;Conduct needed analysis or research to ensure non-federal policies and reporting comply with federal allowability requirements and maintain non-federal share documentation and monthly reporting;Exercise independent judgment in interpreting and applying rules, regulations, and policies;Analyze existing and create improved policies, procedures and forms for fiscal elements of program as relevan.Fiscal processingProvide fiscal support in areas such as purchasing, travel, expenditure control and fiscal analysis to the Director, Management Team, Center Staff, and Policy Council;In conjunction with the SVC Business Office, maintain accurate records including purchase requisitions, invoices, and cost allocations for all grants and budget categories;Maintain and modify fiscal recordkeeping systems, databases and spreadsheets;Prepare purchase orders and coordinate with vendors to complete acquisition of goods or services.Fiscal reportingSupport annual grant processes through analysis and preparation of budgets and budget justifications under the direction of and in support of the Director;Support Center staff in areas of purchasing, travel, and non-federal share reporting;Prepare monthly budget reports for management and governing bodies based on most recent reconciliation to SVC Business Office records.Fiscal tracking and planningMaintain expense tracking database;Prepare cost estimates and projections of future needs as requested by the Director;Independently track/audit day-to-day Head Start expenditures, requisitions, vouchers and payroll for accuracy and compliance with federal and state policies and procedures;Maintain tracking and hard copy records of Program contracts.Other dutiesMake recommendations to Director, Program Managers and head Start staff members regarding applicable courses of action;Perform other duties as assigned.**Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge and/or understanding of:Skagit Valley College policies and procedures on disbursements and expenditures;State of WA policies and procedures related to accounts payable;State and federal travel regulations;Head Start programs, policies, and procedures;Accounting principles to maintain accounts payable.Ability to:Use Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word. Etc.), E-mail, internet and search engines;Communicate orally and in writing in English;Respect and maintain confidentiality;Act as an effective communication link and reliable source of information to others;Responsibly and accurately handle the public’s money when processing financial transactions and consistently follow applicable fiscal guidelines, regulations, principles and standards;Apply practical accounting techniques;Recognize when mathematical calculations are incorrect and correct errors;Use critical thinking, reasoning and experience to make sound decisions;Plan and manage time efficiently. Successfully meet deadlines to ensure continued delivery of services;Accept personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work. Produce accurate results with little need for oversight;Adapt easily to changing business needs, conditions and work responsibilities;Work efficiently in a team environment.Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications:Fifteen (15) quarter hours or ten (10) semester hours of college-level Accounting or Bookkeeping coursework;Two (2) years of fiscal record keeping experience.OREquivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.**Desired Qualifications:*Associate’s Degree;Experience with Quickbooks;Experience in Washington State Higher Education;Experience with Skagit Valley College FMS system a plus;Accounts Payable experience.Salary, Benefits, Conditions of Employment, Application Procedure: Salary and Benefits:Salary is based on Range 36, Step A, $2,864 per month with periodic increments to $3,792 per month. Starting salary may be dependent on education, qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are subject to change in accordance with legislative mandates and collective bargaining agreements.This position is eligible for overtime pay in accordance with the Fair Labor Standards Act.This is a union represented position subject to a collective bargaining agreement.Retirement, medical and insurance benefits are provided in accordance with state regulations. Additional information on benefits can be found at https://fortress.wa.gov/hca/pebbhealthplan/compare.aspx.Conditions of Employment:Prior to employment, the candidate must pass a criminal background check;If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.Within 30 days of hire, have or obtain the following:an initial health examination indicating freedom from communicable diseases;proof of a Tuberculosis (TB) test taken within 12 months prior to initial employment date;proof of immunization for measles, mumps and rubella vaccination OR proof of immunity from measles;CPR/First Aid card;Meet all federally mandated requirements related to the Head Start program, including but not limited to continuing educational requirements and all Washington State laws and College policies related to the Head Start program and SVC employment;A Washington State driver’s license and proof of insurance is required for this position.Application Procedure:To be considered for this position, applicants must:Meet the minimum qualifications and;Submit a complete application to the online recruitment system at www.skagit.edu that includes the following:The online application, which includes answers to all supplemental questions and contact information for at least three (3) professional references;A current resume; (Attachment: Resume)A cover letter addressing how your education and experience supports the qualifications for this position (Attachment: Cover Letter).In order to be considered for the position, you must complete the online application in full and attach the required supplemental documents. Failure to provide this information may eliminate you from consideration for this position.Application Deadline: Priority screening will begin after June 20, 2021. Applications received on or before this date will receive first consideration. Applications received after the screening date may be considered until the position is filled.Please be aware that the College hiring authorities reserve the right to hire one or more candidates and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision prior to the conclusion of the recruitment process. Only candidates selected to interview will be contacted./OPTION2/Application Assistance: If you have questions about the position or require special accommodation, you may contact Human Resources at (360) 416-7794, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. SVC complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Applicants with disabilities who require assistance with the recruitment process may leave a TDD/TTY message at (360) 416-7718 by the application closing date.For questions regarding the online application system, you may call NEOGOV Applicant Tech Support at (855) 524-5627 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pacific Time. For best results, apply using one of the following browsers supported by NEOGOV: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, and later versions of Internet Explorer.SVC Annual Security Report: The U.S. Department of Education and the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all colleges to provide information to current and prospective students and employees about campus safety policies, procedures and statistics on certain crimes, including hate crimes, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault. We are required to report our campus security information and statistics in an Annual Security Report, which is updated annually each October. All prospective employees may obtain a copy of the Annual Security Report from the Human Resources Office by calling (360) 416-7794 or by accessing the Report at: https://www.skagit.edu/about/safety-security-parking/Skagit Valley College is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing equitable opportunities for all groups in terms and conditions of employment and personnel practices. SVC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, perceived or actual physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, creed, religion, honorably discharged veteran or military status, or use of a trained guide dog or service animal. All faculty and staff hired at Skagit Valley College are encouraged to embrace, continually support, and enhance diversity and equity on our campus and in our community.