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WDC - Financial Specialist

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Posting Begin Date: 2024/06/11
Posting End Date: 2024/06/16
Category: Accounting and Finance
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 29.50
Maximum Salary: 29.50
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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The Idaho Workforce Development Council is seeking an individual who will embrace our agency values, have excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, a positive attitude, is organized, and has impeccable attention to detail.

Our programs change people’s lives. The Idaho LAUNCH program is expanding to provide grant opportunities to Idaho students graduating from an Idaho high school or equivalent to pursue training beyond high school. Idaho LAUNCH connects participants to training aligned to in-demand careers. Additionally, the WDC partners with different agencies and employers to provide opportunities for all Idahoans. You can find an overview our work at:

As a Financial Specialist, you will perform various professional financial duties requiring application of accounting, auditing, and/or budgeting theory, principles, and practices; and perform related work for a $75MM funded program (annually). 

*This is a limited service position*


· Process grant disbursements including: validate vendors to ensure they are able to receive payments; maintain information in grant management platform to ensure it performs validations against controls; review and approve batch transactions, journal entries and adjustments for coding, compliance and accuracy; assist with cash flow modeling, budget analysis and spending; prepare monthly financial reports for program.

· Provide guidance to technical record specialists and administrative personnel who respond to customer service calls and inquiries and are involved in receiving invoices and processing payments for Idaho LAUNCH.

· Provide backup for agency fiscal manager when out of the office in all aspects of agency financial management including payroll.

This class is the first of six levels of professional accounting-related classes. Incumbents perform professional level duties involving accounting, auditing, budgeting, financial analysis, and/or financial reporting. Contact with individuals outside the agency to explain financial business practices, respond to inquiries, and resolve professional accounting/auditing problems can vary. Incumbents in these positions may supervise or provide guidance to or train other professional or support staff.

* Minimum Qualifications: Good knowledge of: Accounting principles and practices

MQ Specialties: Some positions may require auditing coursework or experience working as an auditor.

Desired Qualifications:

· Highly developed Microsoft Excel skills.

· Strong understanding of how to apply internal controls.

· Experience working with multi-million-dollar programs.

· Strong problem-solving skills.


  • Participation in one of the Nation's best state retirement systems: PERSI
  • An opportunity for Student Loan Forgiveness 
  • 11 paid holidays a year 
  • Paid parental leave
  • Excellent Medical, Dental, and Vision plans
  • Sick and vacation leave that accrue as soon as you start
  • Optional 401K, and optional 457
  • Basic life insurance for employee and family 
  • Wellness programs 

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.