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Assistant Director of Accounting

Location: Seattle
Posted on: January 26, 2023

Job Description:

About SCC Most people are familiar with the Seattle Convention Center (SCC) because we host a large variety of meetings, events, and conventions. That is the primary role we play - the Center provides a venue in which people gather from around the region, the nation and the world to share ideas, celebrate and learn. But our role goes well beyond that. The Center has a longstanding commitment to positively impact the lives of those in our region and beyond, advancing the common good. The legacy of our civic actions for the community holds as true today as it began 32 years ago. Read more about our Community Impact here. Employees are the heartbeat of this extraordinary service culture and contribute to our collective success. This will be even more evident as we scale our operations to support two buildings, Arch and Summit, in the vibrant core of downtown Seattle. Position Summary The Assistant Director of Accounting under the general direction of the Director of Finance plans, directs, reviews, and coordinates the accounting section of the Public Facilities District. The role is critical to generating accurate, timely, and GAAP/GASB compliant financial data and reporting. The position performs work of a highly technical and complex nature. An incumbent is responsible for exercising the day-to-day formal supervision over professional and clerical personnel and, on occasion, additional supervisory responsibilities in the absence of Director of Finance. Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned. Accounting and Audit Duties In conjunction with the Director of Finance and Accounting / CFO manage all accounting related functions including creating accounting and audit policies, reviewing financial statements, implementing GAAP accounting standards issued by the Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB), and developing accounting documentation Manage accounting staff which includes payroll accountant, Capital Accountant, and Accounting Manager The position will develop appropriate service levels for customers for internal and external customers Develop a schedule with due dates and critical milestones, resolve issues as they arise, and identify areas for efficiencies/improvements Implement new and ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GASBs, RCWs, and other regulatory guidance Prepare financial statements, including income statement, statement of net position and cash flow statement. Assign financial statement notes to staff and review. Develop and maintain relationships with State Auditor Office (SAO) staff, as well as other external auditors, facilitate the exchange of audit information, resolve issues as they arise, work with WSCC PFD (SCC) departmental staff to answer questions and information requests, develop response to audit recommendations. Develop and implement corrective action plans and/or design or modify policies/procedures, as needed. Lead cross-departmental policy changes when necessary. Engage with service partners to appropriately track, reconcile, and comply with service contracts. Seek support from external accounting services to bolster technical accounting practices across the department. Budget and Reporting Duties Support PFD-wide budget preparation including collection of budget data, reporting, and work across departments to draft and complete annual budget. Manage the monthly financial reporting and preparation of the annual budgets for the organization, in-depth knowledge of business operations to develop budgets and understand financial results of each unit. Developed and create budget and accounting reports that support management financial analysis and research. Support the development of the Capital Budget and reporting of the capital spending during each year. Other Duties Represent the Director of Finance in circumstances when they are not available. Support Art Committee with financial reporting, tax reporting, and investment advice. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, talk, hear, sit, stand, walk and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Work Schedule Work as needed to accomplish the department responsibilities, typically averaging 40 hours per week including possibly working extended hours in a day, anytime of day/night, weekends, and holidays. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics, or directly related field Four (4) or more years' experience in financial management or accounting two (2) of which should be managing people and processes *Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Benefit Highlights: Pay: $96,186.00 - $150,290.00/year based on experience and qualifications. Paid Leave benefits Vacation (12 days in first year) Paid holidays (10 set by SCC, 2 personal) Medical, dental and vision insurance Life insurance 457(b) retirement savings plan Subsidized transportation and parking benefits Schedule: Typically, Monday to Friday. Flexibility to work evenings/weekends dependent on event schedule. Work Location: Seattle, WA 98101. Hybrid schedule with 1-2 days per week remote available after 90 days of employment. Disability Accommodations and Equal Employment Opportunity If accommodations are required either to complete the application process and/or attend an interview, please contact the Human Resources Department at 206-694-5038. Seattle Convention Center is committed to the policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, sexual preference, orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, age, religion, veteran status, military status, disability, or any other status protected by law. Notes on the Application Process This posting may be taken down at any time. Review of applications will begin immediately Only applications submitted directly to Seattle Convention Center's jobs page will be considered; applications submitted via external websites and applications will not be received A current resum may be submitted in lieu of filling out the attached Application for Employment only if it includes accurate dates - including month and year - of both previous employment and any relevant experience/education history. In the event your application is selected for interview, a hiring representative will reach out via your provided phone or email contact information. The final hiring process will involve employment reference checks and a criminal background check

Keywords: SEATTLE CONVENTION CENTER, Seattle , Assistant Director of Accounting, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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