Posting Date:  01/25/2023
Job Title:  Sr. Accountant
Salary:  $40.66 – $47.34 Hourly
Entity:  City of Seattle – Human Services Department
Closing Date:  02/07/2023


Position Description
The Human Services Department (HSD) is seeking a Senior Accountant to serve as one of the lead accountants for the Accounts Receivable team. HSD funds and operates programs and services that meet the basic needs of the most vulnerable people in our community – families and individuals with low incomes, children, domestic violence and sexual assault victims, people experiencing homelessness, seniors, and persons with disabilities.

As a Senior Accountant, you will help manage the daily accounts receivable operations for the department, while training and reviewing other team members and their work; to include the management of work assignments, performance management, and training/development. As a lead, you will serve as an escalated resource and will serve as the principal point of contact for the department. To be successful in this role, you are a highly efficient problem solver with strong prioritization skills and a sharp eye toward accuracy and detail. You enjoy people and you are welcoming and warm by treating all clients with kindness, empathy, and respect.

Primary Duties

Job Responsibilities
Prepares and reviews more complex monthly grant billing packages.
Assists Finance Analysts as needed with Grant reporting requirements to State and Federal agencies resolving issues and questions with the grant billing packets.
Assists in preparation of SEFA, SESA and LEAD Schedules for year-end financial reporting
Reconciles Due to/Due from, Central Costs, Cost Pool, Health benefits, Paid leave and other accounts monthly
Leads Accounts Receivable Accounting Tech II and Accountants: trains, assigns, monitors, and reviews work of subordinates as needed; ensures compliance with appropriate procedures and reporting requirements
Creates and maintains allocations as needed
Creates journal entries as needed
Point of contact with CWA for PeopleSoft 9.2 requests (Accounting rules, ChartFields, etc.)
Supports management information and reporting requirements via the maintenance of current queries/reports, design of new queries and writing of ad-hoc queries as required.
Performs accounting and financial research and reporting on financial and accounting issues


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or related field (requires satisfactory completion of at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter credit units in accounting with no substitution allowed)
Three years professional experience in general or governmental 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:
PeopleSoft 9.2 Accounts Receivable and General Ledger modules
Experience with grant accounting and grant billing (federal/state)
Experience in monthly account reconciliation
Ability to identify accounting risks, errors or questionable practices
Demonstrated problem solving ability
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Supervisory experience not necessary but an asset

Contact Information

Shikha Rawat


Other Information

Additional Information
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Hiring Process
Applications are reviewed after the posting closes. Qualified candidates must submit the following to be considered:

Completed NEOGOV online application.

Current résumé indicating relevant experience and education.

Cover letter describing how your skills and experience align with the stated job responsibilities and qualifications.

Offers of employment are contingent on verification of information provided by the applicant as part of the application process, including potential background check, pre-placement physical exam, and full driver’s abstract.

COVID 19 Vaccination Mandate – City of Seattle employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your employment start date. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

This position will be hybrid and require at least 2 days per week of in-office work.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.
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