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Accountant - year end

Location: Seattle, wa
Job # 4552403
Accountant will help with year-end close, reconciliations, and reporting.

Description.

Supports the daily financial administration activities of the division, prepares and analyzes financial reports, and assists with special projects. This includes but is not limited to the following:
  • Using strong problem solving and analytical skills, performs complex reconciliations of revenues, receivables and cash receipts from multiple systems to Oracle EBS general ledger accounts.
  • Reviews entries in divisions’ financial systems to ensure that financial transactions are recorded in accordance with GAAP. Provides coaching and training to division administrative supervisors and front-line staff in the implementation of appropriate accounting policies and procedures in the administration of the EH on-line services Portal and the permit applications invoicing systems.

 
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
  • Prepare year end general ledger to side system (Envision) reconciliation
  • Prepare accounts receivable aging reports
  • Research past due customer balances, send out past due invoices, forward to collections and track receipt of payments.
  • Participate in the fiscal close process at year-end by identifying the need for accruals (revenue and expenditure), assisting program staff in estimating the value of such accruals under GAAP.
  • Perform daily, monthly and quarterly revenue reconciliations from the EH on-line services Portal and the permit applications invoicing systems to the GL.

     
  • Prepare grants and intergovernmental billing using Excel templates
 
  • Prepare year end general journal entries to move unallowed costs from federal and state awards in the GL to appropriate GL non-federal & state GL accounts.
 
  • Prepare YE billing summaries including contract balances for grants
  • Prepare adjusting journal entries
 
  • Develop financial reports including revenue and expenditure statements, budget to actuals, variance, and other ad hoc reports, including charts and graphs.
 
  • Participate in financial and compliance audit assignments to assure compliance and dependability of financial records which may include research and reconciliations.
  • Assist in daily data entry reconciliation for admin staff
  • Assist in updating customer accounts in billing system for change of ownership and other issues.
  • Prepare written and oral responses to inquiries from Finance staff, division managers and supervisors as requested.
  • Recommend and implement agreed process improvements.
  • Perform additional duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in accounting, business administration;
  • Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Generally Accepted Auditing Standards (GAAS);
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying theories, principles and practices of accounts receivable and/or general ledger administration
  • Skill in evaluating and recommending internal controls;
  • Knowledge of and skill in governmental accounting;
  • Knowledge of and skill in applying various financial and accounting principles, practices and methods;
  • Intermediate proficiency in MS Excel and MS Access;
  • Skill in communicating effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Skill in maintaining effective working relationships and working with a variety of individuals representing diverse cultures and backgrounds;
  • Skill in adjusting to changing priorities and handling multiple tasks simultaneously with attention to detail; Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Skill in exercising sound professional judgments in maintaining confidentiality, releasing information and forecasting consequences of decisions made and recommendations offered.
  • Ability to make suggestions for and/or implement process improvements.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and exceptional customer services including internal customers/coworkers.
  • Positive attitude is a must.
  • Flexibility to pitch in when needed.

 
Desirable Skills Knowledge and Abilities:
  • Advanced aptitude with Microsoft Excel including pivot tables.
  • Strong competency in Microsoft Access is a plus.
  • Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, or Certified Public Finance Officer designation highly desirable.
WORK SCHEDULE: Part time or Full time (Full time preferred). The individual selected for this position will be required to work Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or 8:30-5:00pm if half hour lunch. 40 hours per week is preferred but a regular part-time assignment of minimum 30 hours/week could be considered.

Location: Downtown Seattle
Duration 3- 4 months
Rate: $27.92
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