Program Finance Manager

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Seattle, WASHINGTON
Job Type: PartTime


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Business Title:

Program Finance Manager

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Employee Type:


Job Family:

Civil Service - OT Eligible

Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:

The Program Finance Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day financial and administrative operations of the Washington State Academy of Sciences including finance, accounting, insurance, contracts, legal, human resources, information technology and some administrative functions of the organization. The role is expected ensure the staff team has systems in place to achieve success. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, which includes 18 quarter or 12 semester hours in accounting, auditing, or budgeting and two (2) years of relevant professional experience, or equivalent education/experience.

  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. 

  • Ability to travel. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least 5 years of experience in finance, operations, business administration or related roles.      

  • Superior knowledge of multiple operational functions and principles, including finance, production, and employee management.        

  • Proven ability to plan and manage operational processes for maximum efficiency and productivity.      

  • Ability to streamline and implement new structures and roles that create speed, efficiency, and support rapidly shifting business demands.       

  • Experience with budget and business plan development.       

  • Proven ability to develop innovative solutions for increased productivity.  

  • Strong working knowledge of business management software.    

  • Highly organized and ability to wear multiple hats in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment; a driving force who manages toward clarity and solutions.       

  • A successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, guiding investment in people and systems, and developing an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more efficient organization.

Additional Information:


Office of the Provost 

Department Name: 

Washington State Academy of Sciences

City, State, Zip:

Seattle, WA

This position is based in Seattle; however, remote work may be considered for candidates residing in Washington.

Department Link:

Monthly Salary:




This is a permanent position.
Screening Date:

This recruitment has been reposted. Screening of applications has begun and will remain ongoing until a successful applicant has been identified.
Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:

  • Cover letter

  • Resume

Time Type:

Part time

Position Term:

12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or .

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