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Staff Accountant (Payroll and Accounts Payable) External

Company: 501 Commons
Location: Seattle
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Job Description:

Job Description:

Job Description 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 Director of Finance. Essential Functions Accounts PayableProcess approved vendor payments in a timely mannerPrepares and submits State and City excise tax returns according to the required schedulePrepares payroll according to current policy and procedureMaintains payroll spreadsheets including salary, benefits, PTO, and payroll computations GeneralAt direction of the Director of Finance, make regular month-end, and year-end journal entriesWorks closely with the Director of Finance to prepare for annual auditsPeriodically takes an analytical approach to reviewing the books for anomalies and inconsistenciesMaintains neat and orderly financial records, both electronic and paperEnsure all financial transactions are captured and coded accurately on a monthly basisAnalyzes financial data on a regular basis for reasonableness and accuracy OtherPrepare and record deposits according to current policy and procedureEnsure all financial transactions are captured and coded accurately on a monthly basisPrepares invoicing no less than monthly according to current policy and procedureAnalyzes financial data on a regular basis for reasonableness and accuracyPrepares and distributes to managers, monthly reports in formats best suited to his/her needsPrepares monthly grant/contract reporting and reconciliation according to current policy and procedureWorks closely with Executive Director and Director of Finance to maintain accuracy of grant/contract informationPeriodically takes an analytical approach to reviewing the books for anomalies and inconsistenciesPrepares and submits State and City excise tax returns according to the required scheduleMaintains neat and orderly records both electronic and paperRequirements: CompetenciesEngages in and demonstrates good active listening with staff, peers, volunteers, and supervisorsHandles ambiguity appropriately by involving others including staff, supervisors and peers in a manner and timing that provides the greatest benefit at the lowest cost to the client and 501 CommonsUtilizes critical thinking skills and produces work at a high level of accuracyUses good time management demonstrated by meeting or exceeding deadlines, arrives on time or early, maintains an accurate work calendar, and sufficiently anticipates task duration.Fosters strong professional relationships with clients, peers, and supervisorsSelf-monitors consistency, quality, communication, and has a general self-awarenessDemonstrates problem sensitivity by recognizing and communicating to supervisor occurrences, patterns, or feelings that something may become a problem or issueEffectively communicates with staff, peers, and supervisors in written and or verbal forms that is both timely, accurate, and completeConsistently acts with integrity, ethics, and high moral standardsShows initiative in identifying opportunities to improve quality, efficiency, and effectiveness and shares that discovery with supervisorDemonstrates self-direction by staying organized, follows through on projects and tasks, anticipates and prepares for support from supervisors or peers, and avoids crisis-modesActively learns on the job through exposure to new challenges, professional education opportunities, team training, and learning from othersMaintains and improves technical accounting knowledge and skills by attending trainings as requested, participating in giving and receiving team training, and identifies knowledge gaps Work Environment/Physical DemandsThis position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets.The physical demands required to successfully perform the essential functions of the job include: talking and listening; standing; walking; sitting for extended lengths of time; keyboarding; occasionally reaching and bending; and driving. What We OfferFlexibility: 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. BenefitsEmployees 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. PI208178713

Keywords: 501 Commons, Seattle , Staff Accountant (Payroll and Accounts Payable) External, Accounting, Auditing , Seattle, Washington

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