Senior Accountant - Yakima, WA

Employer: Catholic Charities - Serving Central Washington

Job Description:
Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant will perform complex accounting functions including but not limited to, oversight of grants and contracts, reconciliation, financial reporting, budgeting, report writing and data analysis. The position will research, understand, and apply State and Federal laws, agencies requirements, rules and regulations. Strong accounting and analytical skills as well and intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required. The Senior Accountant must be comfortable working in various software systems and have the skills to reconcile and audit system reports. The Senior Accountant will report directly to the Agency Controller of Catholic Charities (CC) but at times will work directly with the Controller of Catholic Charities Housing Services. It is expected that the Senior Accountant will spend 50% of their time working on Housing related services and 50% of their time on system auditing, reconciling and budgeting related to the Paycom system.


Perform accounting responsibilities for Catholic Charities Housing Services (CCHS).

Provide backup to the CCHS Controller for accounting and reporting functions including but not limited to: grant billing, cash flow waterfall calculations, Multifamily Development project draws, monthly reconciliations and reports.
Work directly with the CCHS Controller and the CC Agency Controller to learn and document the accounting, billing and reporting processes for the assigned CCHS tasks.
Perform a portion of the CCHS accounting and reporting functions noted above each month.
Support CCHS program staff as necessary to maintain compliance with grant funding and assist with external audits as requested.
Record certain entries and review data and reports in Sage Intacct software system.
Assist with CCHS payroll budget as noted below.
Perform responsibilities related to payroll in the HRIS (Paycom).

Prepare and/or oversee reconciliation of payroll related accounts including employee benefits.
Develop and audit Paycom reports in support of the CC and CCHS controllers and the CFO.
Suggest and implement improvements to relevant processes and procedures.
Respond to inquiries from employees and various regulatory agencies by phone or in writing.
Assist with program level and annual external audits as requested.
Provide backup to the Payroll Administrator as requested.
Perform responsibilities related to budgeting.

In coordination with the Grants & Contracts Controller and the CC and CCHS program operation managers prepare annual and interim payroll budgets.
Provide training and support to CC and CCHS program managers for budget related updates and cost allocation documentation including but not limited to time study policy and Personnel Action Form (PAF) submission.
Research budget variances related to payroll related costs; including Paycom system data audits and preparation of correcting journal entries.
Perform additional duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

The following requirements are those that are normally required for the performance of this position. Any disabled applicant who does not meet one or more of the requirements, but who can perform the essential functions of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.

Physical Requirements:

This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting, or performing other work requiring low physical exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirements. These physical demands are required up to 80% of the time.

Non-Physical Requirements:


BA degree in Accounting

5 years of related experience
Experience in contract billing and preparation of budgets desirable
Special Skills

Knowledge and experience with computerized general ledger systems, spreadsheet design, database management and reporting
Intermediate to Advanced knowledge in Excel formulas and functions
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to be self-motivated, adaptable to change, and detail-oriented
Ability to work in a team environment
Willingness to learn new responsibilities
Ability to be self-directed and represent the agency in a professional manner
Licensure, Registration, Certification

Valid Washington State drivers license and agency required minimum liability insurance
Employment is conditional upon:

Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required

Contact Person: Trisha Flores
Phone: 509-965-7100 Ext. 1222
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: Salary starts at $69,000 annually DOE + Competitive Benefits

Posted on November 19, 2020

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