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Financial Specialist Senior

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/03/25
Posting End Date: 2024/04/15
Category: Accounting and Finance
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 26.70
Maximum Salary: 31.70
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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NOTICE: Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. If you are a current or temporary State of Idaho employee you MUST apply through your internal Luma account.

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation? At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work. The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is recruiting for a Financial Specialist Senior with exceptional customer service skills to join our Financial Services Division Revenue Operations section located at our Chinden Office in Boise.


  • Design, modify, and implement financial accounting systems or has a significant role in their development;
  • Performs monthly reconciliations between department financial accounting system and Statewide Accounting and Reporting System (LUMA);
  • Utilizes current information technology to analyze, research, and maintain financial data, develop financial documents and resolve issues;
  • Develop, maintain, and reconcile department accounting system with the State Controller’s Office;
  • May audit financial data for completeness and compliance with federal and state laws and regulations;
  • Participate in developing policies and procedures for financial reporting systems and conducts research into the financial needs of ITD;
  • Apply strong background in information technology to analyze, research, and maintain financial data, develop financial documents, and resolve problems;
  • Analyze technical financial problems and provide professional assistance and advice concerning their solutions. 
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively which results in a successful completion of tasks.
  • Supervises staff and assists in coordination of work assignments.


Good knowledge of:

  •  Accounting principles and practices: Accounting principles and practices: Minimum requirements met by at least four years of professional work experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), usually gained as an accountant or equivalent; OR, an Associate's degree in accounting AND at least two years of professional work experience as described above.


  • Developing and preparing financial documents; Minimum requirement met by at least 1 year of experience developing and preparing financial documents such as financial statements, tax worksheets, budgets, cost analysis, audit reports, and audit work papers. 
  • Using a personal computer to develop, analyze, and report on financial data: Minimum requirement met by at least one year of work experience using a personal computer to develop, analyze and report on financial data as a regularly assigned job duty.
  • Analyzing financial activities and recommending management action: Minimum requirement met by at least one year of full-time work experience independently analyzing financial activities and recommending management action as a regularly assigned job duty.

Desired Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field with minimum of 20 semester hours of accounting and three years' experience in financial reporting and a working knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles; 
  • Solid organization skills with attention to detail resulting in timely and accurate work products; 
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both orally and in writing; 
  • Gather data from multiple financial systems, analyze data, integrate data, validate data for accuracy and develop reports/scripts/inquiries to assist Finance team members to aid with process improvements and business decisions; 
  • Work proficiently with Excel (pivot tables) and Word. 

Supplemental Information To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.