Accounts Payable Accountant- Yakima, WA

Employer: EPIC

Job Description:
EPIC, Enterprise for Progress in the Community, is a private, nonprofit organization, delivering early childhood
educational services to families in Central Washington for more than 35 years.

What We Believe:
 The dignity and worth of the individual and respect for the diversity of cultures
 Provision of quality services for the whole person
 The value of families; the involvement of families in decisions which affect their members
 Promoting the individual growth and development of our staff
 Collaborating and cooperation with community partners based on need

Position Title: Accounts Payable Accountant
Pay Range: $26.50 - $28.50 per hour (DOE)
Status: Non-Exempt (Hourly Management)
Reports to: Accounting Manager

Position Summary: Process and manage all aspects of Accounts Payable, Centralized Purchasing, and Inkind.
Crosstrain with Accounting Manager on Procurement compliance including debarment and purchasing thresholds.

Minimum Qualifications:
 AA degree in Accounting/Business or related field and three years’ experience in accounting procedures; Or
 An equivalent combination of experience and/or training which demonstrates the required knowledge,
skills, and abilities to perform the essential job functions.
 Experience with Accounting software and Excel.
 Strong computational skills and knowledge of accounting practices.
 Strong interpersonal skills.
 Typing, office machines and computer entry skills.
 Ability to work in a team atmosphere with moderate amount of supervision.
 Ability to work under pressure to ensure that deadlines are always met.

Essential Job Functions:
Account Payable:
 Processes check requests, allocating the costs to the appropriate expense accounts and funding sources per
contract specifications.
 Ensure each check request include proper documentation per audit and review requirements.
 Ensure contract end compliance with invoices posted to general ledger based on the month that services
were provided assuring allowability.
 Reconcile general ledger accounts relating to Accounts Payable on monthly or as need basis.
 Coordinate with the Managers in the area of travel advances and expenses, agency directed training, out of
area travel and all pertinent information needed by management.
 Track excise tax purchases and submit quarterly excise tax reports. Track information and documentation for
annual reporting of 1099's.
 Work with program/ partner staff to ensure accurate and compliant inventory maintenance.
 Assist Controller with preparation of review/audit work papers.

Centralized Purchasing
 Complete ordering for EPIC per centralized purchasing system ensuring compliance with procurement and
debarment regulations.
 Track receipt of purchases and work with sites on delivery.
 Research best vendors to ensure best pricing, customer service, and timely delivery.

 Provide leadership and self-direction to the in-kind function.
 Work collaboratively with partner staff to proactively seek out in-kind opportunities.
 Manage and perform the computerized in-kind and all related activities assuring accuracy.
 Prepare and distribute in-kind reports to the appropriate management staff and proactively work with staff
on training and accurate collection of in-kind.
 Maintain a high level of professional relationships with all vendors to reflect positive public relations for EPIC
creating opportunities for in-kind contributions, discounts, etc.

 Work with Accounting team to develop and implement processes in utilizing EPIC's technology to reduce
paper and increase communication with staff.
 Prepare schedules required for annual audit.
 Support and promote a team centered approach to delivery of accounting services.
 Other duties as assigned.

Other Job Functions
 Articulate EPIC’s mission, values and policies to staff and clients; demonstrate commitment to mission,
values and policies in the performance of daily duties.
 Adhere to the values that reflect the working culture at EPIC. Thus, honoring and modeling these values as
you carry out your duties on a daily basis.
 Communicates effectively by sharing concerns openly and honestly with appropriate staff members.
Observe confidentiality in all dealings related to program, staff and families.
 Be committed to characterizing a culture of safety within our centers, playgrounds, buses and anywhere
that children may be present. Be familiar with and encourage EPICs culture of “See Something, Say

Working Conditions/Physical/Mental Abilities and Processes:
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the
essential job functions.
 Duties are performed primarily in an office setting.
 Mental stress may occur when dealing with hostile or angry individuals on the telephone or at the front
counter. Work requires sitting for long periods of time, speaking, hearing, seeing and the ability to
articulate clearly; walking, stooping, standing and light lifting; use of hands to finger, handling, feeling or
operating equipment and reaching with hands and arms.
 Ability to work with personal computer for long periods of time.
 Some travel to and from sites within geographic service area.
103 N. 7th Ave.  Yakima, Washington 98901  P: 509.317.9466 F: 509.225.9828

Additional Skills and Conditions:
 Excellent people skills.
 Sound and mature judgment.
 Work positively in a team setting.
 Demonstrate creativity, hard work, and be willing to try new approaches.
 Proficiency in computers, including MS Word, and MS Excel.
 Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
 Excellent organizational skills and ability to effectively manage workloads and meet deadlines.
 Ability to deal effectively and positively with staff, students and the public.
 Other duties as assigned.

Equipment Operated:
Personal computer, telephone, copy and fax machine.

Other Conditions of Employment:
1. Pass EPIC’s pre-employment drug screen
2. Cleared Portable background check through the Department of Children, Youth & Families (DCYF) and/or
fingerprinting check/WA State Patrol criminal background check when required.
3. Complete child abuse and neglect training and all other mandated training.
4. Prior to employment, complete an initial health exam by an EPIC Health Care Provider and a TB skin test,
at no cost to the employee.
5. Executive Director approval.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $26.50 - 28.50/ HR

Posted on July 25, 2022

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