Accounting Coordinator- Yakima, WA

Employer: Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences

Job Description:
Recruitment Period: 03/03/2022 - Until Filled
Status: Full Time

Applicants for all positions will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 during the hiring process. Valid medical or religious exemptions will be considered.

Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences (PNWU) was founded as a 501(c) (3) non-profit medical institution in 2005 aimed at increasing access to health care in medically underserved areas of the Pacific Northwest.

The University currently offers the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine and Master of Arts in Medical Science enrolling over 550 students annually with plans to develop other programs and/or colleges. Interprofessional education partnerships with other universities adds another 100 students to the population. The campus includes 300 employees with academic programming spread over a five state region.

PNWU is located in Yakima, WA, a city of approximately 95,000 located in the south central part of the state near the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in a major agricultural and outdoor recreation region. It is approximately 140 miles from Seattle, 170 miles from Portland, and 200 miles from Spokane. The Yakima Valley is a wonderful place to live, work and play. For more information, visit

General Summary:
Performs accounting activities such as processing student accounts receivables, assisting with accounts payables, maintaining student software, and filing 1098-T tax forms. Maintains general ledger and preparation of various accounting reports for month-end closing. Serves as an information manager for office, including scheduling meetings, appointments, organizing and maintaining paper and electronic files.

Essential Job Functions:
· Maintains student and outside sources (military HPSP & other sponsors) accounts receivable, bills tuition, posts fees, post student deposits, and reconciles student account balances in PowerCampus to Great Plains Dynamics accounting software
· Process student financial aid loans and scholarships in PowerCampus software and issues student EFT refunds. Processes student refund EFT batch payments to the bank
· Reconciles and processes student 1098-T Tuition tax forms annually
· May back up and assist with accounts payable in GL coding and processing accounts payable, including researching and reconciling accounts with vendors and annual 1099’s
· May assist with tracking Washington State Use taxes and filing Combined Excise Tax report
· Assists with maintaining the daily cash balance and reviews cash and VISA deposits
· Maintains individual detail and summary spreadsheets in MS Excel
· Assists with processing vendor checks and electronic funds payments
· Searches original documents and supporting files and compiles data to reconcile, balance and update accounting records
· Enters all student deposits in PowerCampus & accounting software. Assists Controller with reconciling bank account balances to general ledger, GL accounts (i.e. bank accounts & all student accounts receivable & clearing accounts etc.)
· Examines accounting documents for completeness, accuracy and adherence to standards and adjusts errors by correcting payments and issuing refund
· Understands accreditation standards and expectations specific to the department and adheres to policies and procedures to meet or exceed such standards
· Conducts self appropriately and consistently in accordance with the philosophy and mission of PNWU
· Other duties as assigned

• Required: High School Diploma or GED
• Preferred: Two years college or equivalent work experience

• Two years of related experience required. Additional education may be substituted for years of work experience

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Strong organization, interpersonal, and planning skills; strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to work in a team and flexibility to work with others in a variety of circumstances; ability to problem solve by analyzing issues and creating action plans; ability to manage projects and people and prioritize and self-direct workflow; ability to work with and manage different computer programs and databases; and ability to schedule activities and/or meetings.

To ensure full consideration submit:
• A letter of introduction outlining background and qualifications for the position
• Detailed curriculum vitae
• Contact information for three professional references

The job announcement above is not the full job description, but represents the job responsibilities and requirements. A full job description can be provided upon request.

PNWU offers a comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees first of the month following date of hire and competitive salary.

PNWU is a drug-free workplace, equal opportunity employer and educational institution. To request this publication in an alternative format, or to apply in an alternative format, please call Human Resources, 509.452.5100.

Contact Person: Rosa Solorzano
Phone: 509-249-7722
Location: Yakima, Washington
Application Method: Resume
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on March 04, 2022

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