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Budget Accountant #17-0610 *Updated*

POSITION DESCRIPTION:        

This position has a social justice component that will require critical thinking around how the external systems impact the work that we are doing through the lens of racism and intersections with poverty. Knowing the core principals of antiracism work and grounding those principles in everyday work, as well as working well in non-white environments and championing anti-racism policy, are required job skills and core values. As an equal opportunity employer, we highly encourage people of color to apply.

Reporting to the Controller, the Budget Accountant provides high-level accounting services to the YWCA.  The Budget Accountant coordinates the YWCA’s budget process, including analyzing actual results versus budget. This position will coordinate with senior directors, program management, and fiscal staff to ensure the budget is complete and accurate. This position will also provide support to other accounting needs of the YWCA.

REPORTS TO: Controller

LOCATION: Seneca Building - 1118 Fifth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Prepare budget templates based on established guidelines
  • Coordinate budget schedule and review budgets received from Agency staff
  • Enter individual budgets into master budget and test for reasonableness
  • Import budgets into accounting system
  • Assist with annual budget book preparation
  • Provide mid-year budget projection update reviews and update master Agency budget
  • Monitor monthly reports for budget to actual variances and research discrepancies
  • Provide backup for A/P, A/R and G/L posting and month-end reporting
  • Assist with reporting for tax credit entities
  • Provide backup preparation for monthly bank and other reconciliations
  • Provide backup for grant compliance, including assistance in the preparation of the SEFA
  • Assist with preparation of Agency’s annual audit and 990 reporting
  • Perform special projects as assigned
  • Review internal controls, implement and/or update policies and procedures
  • Implement all work by incorporating the YWCA’s Social Justice Initiative by understanding how racism, sexism, classism and other oppressions intersect and are embedded in all institutions and systems. Recognize that solving racism is the root of how we understand and heal from these –isms.
  • Show demonstrated ability to interact with people of different cultures.
  • Continue search for understanding of racial, gender and class equity.
  • Adhere to all Volunteer Services protocol relative to volunteer usage, recognition and monitoring. Work alongside volunteers, where applicable. Understand where internalized oppressions (superiority and inferiority) play a role in volunteer and client interaction and know ways to address these oppressions from a solutions-based perspective.
  • Assure that clients, staff, volunteers and community partners are treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, ethnic background, gender or socioeconomic background.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or necessary

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA in Accounting or related field, however a combination of experience and education can be substituted
  • Minimum three years accounting experience with a focus on complex spreadsheet tasks using all aspects of excel including functions, charts, pivot tables and large workbooks with complex calculations

And

  • Demonstrated understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Strong analytical ability, including the ability to quickly and effectively analyze, compare, and interpret data
  • Excellent attention to detail, strong project management skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated expertise with computerized accounting systems (Sage ERP 300 preferred) and Microsoft Office, and SharePoint 
  • Commitment to ensuring financial integrity, and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion
  • Core Competencies: Communication, Professionalism, Achieving Measurable Results, Analytical Thinking, Ethics and Integrity, Fostering Diversity, Social Justice Advocacy 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum three years accounting experience within a nonprofit organization
  • Knowledge of OMB, federal, state, and local laws, standards and requirements related to non-profit accounting

PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITION

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  In performing this job, the employee:

  • Continuously exchanges information through listening and talking with clients, agency staff, volunteers, and individuals in the community
  • Frequently stands, walks, sits, and climbs in performing duties and in traveling to off-site meetings
  • Frequently reaches and grasps in using telephones, computers, and in general operations
  • Frequently lifts and carries up to 5 lbs. of paperwork, files, and materials
  • Frequently to occasionally performs close work while updating files, reading program information, and using computer

Continuously over 80% of the time, frequently 20-80% of the time, and occasionally under 20% of the time.

HOURS, RATE, BENEFITS

  • 40 hours per week, full time, occasional nights and weekends
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Classification: Exempt
  • Pay rate: DOE
  • Excellent benefits package including medical insurance, retirement plan, plus generous vacation, holiday and sick leave plans
  • At the time of hire, employees may choose to voluntarily enroll in the Fidelity 403b Plan.  Typically after two years of employment, employees are eligible to participate in the YWCA Retirement Fund.

TO APPLY:  Please submit your resume and cover letter including where you found this position to plhiring@ywcaworks.org with Budget Accountant in the subject line.  

CLOSING DATE:  Open until filled. 

YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish is an Equal Opportunity Employer