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Senior Accountant

Company: 501 Commons
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 14, 2022

Job Description:

This position reports to the Financial Services Program Manager. The Financial Services Program provides a full range of accounting related services to the client of 501 Commons.This is a consultative, collegiate professional level role working with multiple non-profit clients on complex and challenging accounting work. This is rewarding for experienced senior accountants that are commitment to working with diverse, growing client across the United States. This is an employee paid position that offers full-time, remote with paid benefits and flexible hours.About the Company501 Commons is an equal opportunity employer. We seek to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support their retention and advancement within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission.SummaryThis accountant position provides direct bookkeeping services to our clients, and assistance and advice to FSAs. The Senior FSA accountant handles bookkeeping for clients on an ongoing basis, from recording payroll to reconciling bank statements to creating financial statements, as well as other accounting tasks. The Senior FSA accountant manages several clients, providing monthly, quarterly, and year-end full-charge bookkeeping and/or controller functions such as budgeting, financial analysis, and complex project work.Responsibilities

  • Handles the accounting cycle and provides full charge bookkeeping, accounting, and/or controller level support for assigned clients
  • Ensures payroll, AP/AR functions, reconciliations, and financial statements are completed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensures organizations policies and procedures are GAAP compliant
  • Develops and maintains strong internal controls for assigned clients
  • Consults and advises nonprofit organizations about best practices for financial operations
  • Researches and makes recommendations to Clients regarding complex accounting issues such as revenue recognition protocols and release schedules
  • May assist, provide advice and oversight to accounting team to ensure accurate record-keeping for clients
  • Performs other duties as assignedRemote work and COVID PolicyYou must be vaccinated to the level recommended by the CDC to provide immunity. You may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccine requirements. New staff have 3 months from the hire date to be in compliance. Our COVID policy is available upon request.What We Offer
    • Flexibility: Ability to set your own schedule within a M-F, 7 am to 6 pm timeframe, including work from home days
    • Opportunities for professional development.Benefits:
      • Employees receive generous paid time off, 11 paid holidays.
      • 100% Employer-paid medical (HMO options), dental, and vision coverage, life, and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, and long term disability coverage.
      • Employees have access to a flexible spending account, health reimbursement account.
      • Employee Assistance Program, and paid membership in the Peoples Memorial Association.
      • There is a 401K retirement account with a discretionary employer contribution.Inclusiveness Statement501 Commons is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that fully utilizes the talents of all of our team members to achieve our mission. We are committed to fostering a workplace culture that is inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs, or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued, and supported..

        Competencies and QualificationsRequired
        • Minimum five years of accounting experience within a nonprofit environment
        • Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience
        • Mastery of QuickBooks (desktop and online) and MS Excel
        • Demonstrates in-depth proficiency of nonprofit accounting principles including fund accounting, GAAP, compliance requirements, and best practices
        • Effective time management skills, as demonstrated by being self-directed in managing multiple priorities and meeting deadlines
        • Ability to communicate accounting concepts in ways that are easily understood by all audiences
        • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in order to meet the needs of diverse organizations
        • Committed to 501 Commons' goals of equity and inclusion to build trusting relationships with clients and staff of diverse backgroundsDesired
          • CPA, EA or other certifications desirable but not requiredPhysical RequirementsThe physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
            • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
            • This position requires the ability to use computers including a ten-key for extended periods of time.
            • This position requires the ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Keywords: 501 Commons, Seattle , Senior Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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