Fiscal Manager

Fiscal Manager

Fiscal Manager 150 150 PSMFC_recruit
Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission
September 21, 2022
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Zach Schreckenberger



Title: Fiscal Manager 

The Pacific States Marine Fisheries Commission (PSMFC) was established in 1947 as one of three interstate commissions dedicated to resolving multi-jurisdictional fisheries issues. PSMFC's primary goal is to promote and support policies and actions to conserve, develop, and manage our fishery resources in California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Alaska. We accomplish this through coordinating research activities, monitoring fishing activities, and facilitating a wide variety of projects. We work to collect data and maintain databases on salmon, steelhead, and other marine fish for fishery managers and the fishing industry.

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Fiscal Manager directs the organization's financial planning and accounting functions, and provides functional oversight for grants and contracts. This individual is expected to help lead the organization and its people through a variety of projects and programs.

Please visit for additional information regarding our programs. PSMFC offers a 100% employer-funded retirement program as well as a full array of benefits and flexible schedules.

We look forward to hearing from dynamic and collaborative senior finance professionals who are passionate and dedicated to making a difference!



  • Serve as key advisor to the Executive Director and management staff in financial aspects of program planning, execution, and review. Assure that financial considerations are taken into full account when programs and policy initiatives are formulated and implementation decisions are made.
  • Serve as key member of the leadership team, helping guide the organization, develop policies and promote employee growth.
  • Synthesize financial and management data for various management levels. Report on program accomplishments in financial terms. Evaluate financial practices to improve methods and systems, operate with greater efficiency, make best use of available technology, and provide better service to the organization.
  • Exercise control over the financial resources of PSMFC by establishing, implementing, and maintaining fiscal policies and procedures. Assure financial integrity is maintained and that adequate accounting, budgeting, reporting, payroll, grant and contract administration procedures are established to provide accountability and effective support for accomplishment of PSMFC mission.
  • Formulate, prepare, and evaluate the Commission's $125M base budget. Project financial requirements for the overall organization and individual programs and projects. Establish revenue levels to cover organizational costs. Present Commission's annual budget to the commissioners for their approval. Advise managers in preparation of budgets and funding requests for submission to various federal, state, and private entities.
  • Serve as custodian of Commission and grant funds. As officer of the organization, the position is designated as authorized signatory for all contracts, legal documents, bank accounts, and financial documents. Administer checking and savings accounts as required by grant and contract agencies. Serve as trustee for pension plan investments, maintaining records for the trust, assuring employee accounts are credited, and providing required reports.
  • Manage drawdowns of grant and contract funds.
  • Supervise, coach and evaluate directly and indirectly (as second level supervisor) accounting, contract, and payroll staff.

Knowledge Required by the Position:

  • Broad and expert knowledge of principles, methods, techniques, and systems of financial management. This includes knowledge in the areas of: contracting, grants administration, payroll administration, budgeting, accounting, and financial management reporting.
  • Ability to apply a high level of sound, independent judgment in the solution of precedent-setting or high-impact financial problems.
  • Ability to develop, apply, adjust, and administer financial plans and policies to attain agency objectives.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of key management, staff, government agencies, and private entities. This requires the exercise of tact, ingenuity, and resourcefulness.
  • Ability to make oral and written presentations in a clear and concise manner.
  • Knowledge of PSMFC's programs and overall organization to operate an effective financial management system.
  • Ability to select, develop, and supervise a subordinate staff.

Physical Demands:

The work is sedentary and requires a great amount of concentration and attention to detail. Work involves extensive use of video display terminals and computers. Phone contact is frequent.

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

Three years of Specialized Experience** is required.

**Specialized Experience is experience that equips the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. It is typically in or related to the work of the position being filled. To be creditable, specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower level in the normal line of progression for the position being filled.

In addition to presenting the required specialized experience, all candidates must have demonstrated in their work experience or training that they possess, or have the potential to develop, the qualities of successful supervision.

PSMFC is an EEO/AAP employer. We maintain a drugfree workplace.

How To Apply

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