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Bookkeeper / Accountant (Financial Services Associate)

Company: 501 Commons
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:


About the Company

501 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.

This position reports to the Financial Services Program Manager. The Financial Services Program provides accounting related services to the clients of 501 Commons.


This position provides direct bookkeeping services to our clients. 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. Accountant manages several clients, providing monthly, quarterly, and year-end full-charge bookkeeping support.


Handles the accounting cycle and provides full charge bookkeeping support for assigned clients
Ensures payroll, AP/AR functions, reconciliations, and financial statements are completed in an accurate and timely manner
Understands the bookkeeping cycle and completes work in a timely manner related to that cycle
Develops and maintains processes and documentation for assigned clients
Consults and advises nonprofit organizations about best practices for financial operations
Ensures compliance and reporting requirements are met
Shares knowledge and provides support to clients
Performs other duties as assigned

Remote work and COVID Policy

You 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 three 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.


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 Statement

501 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 Qualifications


Minimum two years of accounting experience
Bachelor's degree in accounting or related field or equivalent experience
Functional proficiency of QuickBooks (desktop and online) and MS Excel
Working knowledge of accounting principles including 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 backgrounds


CPA, EA or other certifications desirable but not required
Working knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles including fund accounting, compliance requirements, and best practices

Physical Requirements The 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 , Bookkeeper / Accountant (Financial Services Associate), Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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