Job Title: Accounting Manager
Days Off: Saturday & Sunday
Pay Range: $72,613 – $82,156 annually
Location: Downtown/Pioneer Square
Shift: Office Day
Insurance Benefits: Medical (no premiums/payroll deductions for employee coverage), Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan
DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential.
DESC serves 2,000 people each day through a comprehensive continuum of care which includes emergency shelter and other survival services, mental health care and chemical dependency treatment, employment services and permanent supportive housing. This integrated service model is designed to help disabled homeless men and women secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.
The Accounting Manager works closely with the Controller, CFO and other accounting staff to maintain accurate and complete financial records for the agency. Under the supervision of the Controller, the Accounting Manager will act as the point person on invoicing public funders, oversee the completion of general ledger account reconciliations and property development accounting, and play a key role in federal contract compliance and audit coordination. The role directly supervises three Senior and Staff Accountants.
PLEASE INCLUDE AN UPDATED RESUME AND COVER LETTER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Oversee accounts, ledgers, and reporting systems ensuring compliance with appropriate GAAP standards and regulatory/funder requirements.
- Manage federal contract invoicing, real estate development accounting and general ledger reconciliations.
- Coordinate audit activity in relation to the financial statement audits, 403(b) audits, IRS Form 990, cost certifications and Uniform Guidance audits.
- Ensure that expenditures are consistently aligned with grant and contract budgets throughout the grant/fund period and collate financial reporting materials for government, corporate, and foundation contracts/grants.
- Recruit, mentor, train, manage and evaluate a diverse team, keeping a strong focus on DESC's social service mission. Directly supervise Senior and Staff Accountants.
- Participate in the development and implementation of policies and procedures and internal controls for accounting operations.
- Support the preparation of accurate and timely monthly financial reports to management, the Board of Directors, LIHTC investors and public funders.
- Maintain strong knowledge of DESC personnel policies and procedures.
- Work with the Controller and other accounting staff to maintain accurate accounting and administrative records for agency activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Undergraduate degree in accounting.
- Four or more years of progressively responsible accounting, management & supervisory experience.
- Two or more years of job experience in nonprofit management and fund accounting, including federal contract compliance experience.
- Experience performing general ledger reconciliations, including resolving discrepancies.
- Personal qualities of integrity and credibility and a willingness to submit to an in-depth prior employment confirmation and background check.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills in support of supervisory and accounting workflow management.
- Technology savvy with advanced knowledge of accounting software and Microsoft Office.
- Analytical problem-solving skills supporting strategic data interpretation.
- Careful attention to detail, and ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.
- Ability and desire to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with staff and vendors from various backgrounds and disciplines in person, on the phone, and via email.
- Ability to relate effectively to clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
- Demonstrated respect for diversity and commitment to developing multicultural competency sensitivity.
- Subscribe to a philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for the clients served by the agency.
- Ability to work flexible hours as required by program and staffing needs including evenings or weekends.
- Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) or real estate development experience.
- CPA license (active or inactive).
- Abila MIP accounting system experience.
- Experience managing McKinney Continuum of Care Homeless Assistance Grant funds.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees and vendors, is required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Considerable stress may occur.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The Downtown Emergency Service Center is committed to diversity in the workplace and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.