Pend Oreille Country is located in North Eastern Washington, on the boarder of Northern Idaho and Canada, with Newport, Washington being the County seat. We are just miles from major cities such as Spokane, Washington and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. We offer rural living, fantastic recreational opportunities, and beautiful scenery! In short, Pend Oreille County is a great place to live, work, and play.

Deputy II Accountant Tax Specialist Job Description 

Salary: 2844.83 – $3197.00 per month DOE, plus benefits, which include:

Eligibility for health, HRA Veba, dental, and vision coverage, PERS retirement plan options, subject to plan terms. Eligibility for company-paid benefits such as life insurance, short and long-term disability, subject to applicable waiting periods. 11 County paid holidays.


Performs accounting duties such as processing payments; posting and balancing entries; compiling, inputting and/or importing data to prepare and maintain financial records and reports based on established procedures. Emphasis placed on maintaining, auditing, and balancing financial records and preparing related reports in specific areas such as warrants, tax payments, and revenue collections. Assistance provided to others regarding daily and monthly balancing and general office work. This is a non-exempt, union position.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent.
  2. Must be bondable.
  3. Three years responsible clerical experience with accounting background.
  4. Experience with Microsoft Office programs and database software.
  5. Ten-key by touch and accurate typing skills.
  6. Excellent public relation skills.
  7. Ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
  8. Ability to work as a team and independently to better service the public.
  9. Ability to read, speak, and write the English language.
  10. Must successfully pass a background check, credit check and driving record check.
  11. Must pass a pre-employment physical and a drug test.


  1. Responds to various departmental and public requests for information relative to assigned functions. Provides requested information or services in a timely manner when authorized or refers to appropriate individual for response.
  2. Processes mail and related correspondence.
  3. Types and composes letters and accurate numerical reports.
  4. Provides back up support to other positions in office in case of work overload, including but not limited to cashiering, customer service in office, by phone and mail, investment processing, and cashbook balancing.
  5. Knowledge of remit, bond, and investment process. Assists with input and balancing of same.
  6. Knowledge of all aspects of the warrant system (issued, redeemed, outstanding) and import/export process. Responsible for import and balancing of issued warrants, verification of numerical sequence and amounts issued are as stated, as well as monthly balancing of all warrant transactions.
  7. Be familiar with the daily reconciliation of cashbook, with PC input of cashbook and financial statement.
  8. Monthly bank statements reconciliation.
  9. Maintains accounting records by auditing, balancing, and posting data in computerized and manual systems. Identifies and resolves discrepancies in accordance with established procedures.
  10. Assists Deputy Accountant III with monthly report process.
  1. Knowledge of Washington State Laws (Revised Code of Washington and Washington Administrative Code) pertaining to Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) affidavit processing.
  2. Responsible for final auditing and approval of REET processing, including daily, weekly, and monthly balancing and reporting as well as monthly export of affidavits to the Washington State Department of Revenue.
  3. Knowledge of Washington State’s Budgeting, Accounting, Reporting Systems (BARS) prescribed by the Washington State Auditor, state, federal, and local laws pertaining to workflow in the Treasurer’s office.
  4. Knowledge of all aspects of adjustments (additions/cancellations) to tax rolls. Assists with adjustment process and related correspondence.
  5. Assists in preparation of annual tax billing and mailing of tax statements.
  6. Assists in preparation of assessment billings and mailing as needed.
  7. Assists with foreclosures and bankruptcies as needed.
  8. Performs other duties as assigned by Treasurer to maintain internal controls and even workflow within the department.


Work is performed in an office setting with periods of standing, sitting and kneeling. Hand-eye coordination and fine manipulation skills are necessary to operate computers and various office machines. Physical ability to perform required duties is necessary, including occasional lifting of up to 50 pounds. This position requires ability to understand and execute oral and written instructions, policies and procedures. Regular and punctual attendance is required. Because of the nature of this position, duties must be performed during regular hours within the department (no telecommuting).