Staff Accountant

  • lynnwood
New hires are typically budgeted to begin in the $26.76 – 28.00/hour range, depending upon experience

This entry-level accounting role manages all aspects of accounts payable function. Supports the Senior Accountant and Grants Analyst on weekly/monthly finance tasks.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Communicate directly with clients and deliver strong customer service
Process weekly regular accounts payable.
Review and post AP batches, review and enter new vendors, manage vendor contracts, including lease schedules and prepaid reconciliations.
Administrator of Clover, Amazon, Staples and other purchasing systems.
Communicate with vendors, reconcile vendor statements, and ensure W-9 compliance
Facilitate payment processing.
Receive and review proper accounts payable authority and documentation.
Collect and remit sales taxes (as applicable).
Record cash receipts and bank deposits.
Record entries into MIP, WSDOT, AmeriCorps.
Returned deposited items & Remote Deposit Rejects
Assure the accuracy of tracking expenditures and revenues by function, activity, and funding source.
Support the year-end audit process.
Support federal, state, city, local, and private grant compliance
Maintain an orderly electronic, accounting filing system.
Find and use data to resolve accounting problems and discrepancies.
Identify process improvement projects to streamline and automate manual workflows.
Scan, categorize and communicate incoming documents to finance staff.
Process 1099s.
Regular and routine attendance.
Other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

Minimum Qualifications:

Associate degree or certificate in Accounting or equivalent work experience
1-3 years of experience in clerical accounting
Understanding of US GAAP
Ability to analyze large amounts of data
Demonstrated ability to think critically and solve problems
Effective verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated proactive approach with the ability to multi-task, think creatively and learn quickly
Advanced Microsoft Excel skills; effective working knowledge of other Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Teams, Word, PowerPoint); comfortable navigating in Microsoft Windows environment and using internet browsers.
Must be fully vaccinated per program or agency requirements.

Absent any regulatory or contractual requirement for specific education/certification, other combinations of applicable education, training, and experience which provide the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform effectively in the position may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications:

Non-profit accounting experience.
Bachelors degree in Accounting.
Experience with MIP.
Experience with diverse communities
Fluency in languages other than English

Work environment and physical demands:

This work is typically performed in an office setting; functions are usually performed sitting but may spend some amount of time standing.
Some amount of bending, lifting, walking, carrying and other movements may be required.
Must be able to interact with people, computers, and office equipment to perform the Essential Duties and Responsibilities, with or without accommodations.
Work may include local travel during normal business hours, and occasional travel for training/conference attendance.
Occasional after hours or weekend events may be required.
This is a hybrid position; during training the expectation is 4 days/week onsite and after training 3 days/week onsite at our Lynnwood, WA offices.

Summary of Benefits

Employees working 25 hours or more are eligible to enroll in medical, dental, vision, basic life, and critical illness insurance. Employees scheduled for 25-29 hours per week are considered part time and eligible to enroll with an increased cost-share. Employees working 20 hours or more per week receive 11 designated paid holidays plus 2 "floating holidays", and new hires accrue Vacation time at a rate of approx. 1 hour for every 18 worked (approx. 15 days per year). All employees accrue Sick time at a rate of approx. 1 hour for every 22 worked (approx. 12 days per year). Employees age 21 and older are able to enroll in our 401K plan immediately upon hire and, after one year worked and at least 1000 hours worked, will be eligible for our matching program. At our nonprofit, we're proud to offer our employees the opportunity to potentially qualify for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. If you work with us full-time and have federal student loan debt, PSLF may be a valuable benefit for you as you pursue your career and make a difference in the lives of others.