Accountant- Seattle, WA

Employer: City of Seattle

Job Description:
Seattle Human Services Department funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, homeless people, seniors, and persons with disabilities. We invest in programs that help people gain independence and success.

The HSD Accountant will report to the Accounting Manager and be responsible for performing a variety of professional accounting functions, such as performing and coordinating the maintenance and production of accounting reports and records and ensuring compliance with established accounting procedures and practices. This position’s additional responsibilities may also include auditing, monitoring, researching, and recommending revisions to accounting procedures and operations and other duties as assigned.

Job Responsibilities
- Analyzes and prepares cash flow forecasts and updates forecasts based on actual revenues and expenditures.
- Audits and reconciles assigned accounts in the general ledger.
- Monitors and controls accounting activities in the recording of financial transactions, i.e., accounts receivables, accounts payables, collections and fixed assets.
- Researches, analyzes and prepares journals for financial transactions.
- Analyzes and maintains subsidiary ledgers (i.e., investments).
- Monitors and maintains investment ledgers entries and investment schedules.
- Prepares variance reports required by outside auditors and program summaries explaining variances.
- Coordinates, trains, and monitors the work of accounting support personnel to ensure proper work operations.
- Assists in development and modification of internal accounting control policies, procedures and practices.
- Assists in special projects such as research and analysis of financial information, long term debt schedules, investment security reports and reports for special information requested by departmental personnel.
- Performs other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
- Perform other tasks of a comparable level as required

Required Qualifications:
- Bachelor's Degree in Accounting (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class).

Desired Qualifications:
- Familiarity with PeopleSoft 9.2 Accounts Receivable and General Ledger modules.
- Familiarity with grant management and accounting.
- Experience in year-end processes, schedules and reporting.
- Experience with municipal government accounting.
- Highly motivated and results oriented individual, with the ability to handle multiple priorities, taking pride in accuracry, quality and completeness of work.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- High level of customer service skill.
- Intermediate level skills in Microsoft Excel and Word.

Additional Information
Additional Information: In addition to the online application, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your qualifications to be considered for this position. Applications that do not include a cover letter and resume will not be considered.

We currently have two opportunities open. Please note that first candidate review will be on November 9.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $33.99 - $39.59/ HR

Posted on December 27, 2021

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