Senior Accountant


The Senior Accountant is responsible for financial transactions including but not limited to balance sheet and bank reconciliations, research and resolution of discrepancies, A/P, 1099-Misc forms, A/R, journal entries, fixed assets, grant accounting, audit prep, payroll accounting, and month and year-end closing support. Reporting to the Director of Finance and working closely with the Director of Operations this position will ensure the smooth day-to-day financial operations of the organization.

• Full cycle accounting, support month and year end close
• Verify, allocate, post and reconcile all transactions into financial software
• Set up vendors, collect W-8 and W-9 forms
• Enter wires/bills in bank system
• Prepare invoices and record pledge payments and discounts
• Review standard expense reports
• Reconcile bank accounts, credit cards, cash advances
• Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations
• Assist with preparation of semi-monthly payroll and review of tax filings
• Prepare other schedules/analyses as needed
• Assist in audit/990 preparation
• Ensure compliance with GAAP
• Maintain financial filing system- both electronic and paper files
• Prepare monthly financial statements
• Compile monthly department budget reports
• Assist Director of Finance with forecasting models



Education and experience

• 5 or more years’ experience in an accounting- or finance-related position.
• Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience.
• Up-to-date knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) in a nonprofit organization.

*A combination of education, training, and experience which has provided theoretical and practical knowledge will be evaluated for equivalency.

Skills and abilities (including languages and software)

• Strong organizational, time management and project management skills. Ability to manage multiple and varied tasks in a fast-paced, high-volume regulated environment, highly proficient organizational skills and keen attention to detail.
• Strong analytical skills, with an ability to troubleshoot, problem-solve and effectively and efficiently make decisions.
• Excels at working independently as well as within a team. Is patient and objective in difficult situations with different types of people and cultures.
• Strong communication skills with external and internal personnel to include active listening; articulating clearly and confidently; and facilitating positive, timely, and appropriate communication amongst team members and vendors.
• Working knowledge of Sage Intacct or similar accounting software.
• Moderate to advanced skills in Excel and other data analytic reporting software.

• Working knowledge of Spanish or French.
• Working knowledge of a CRM system.
• Experience with start-up cultures.
• Experience with public accounting.

This position will be based in our offices in Seattle, WA with the ability to work remotely several days a week.

Physical Requirements:
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:
• Able to operate a computer and other office productivity equipment; able to remain stationary at a computer for extended periods of time and move around his/her assigned workspace.
• Occasional day and night domestic travel and some international travel is a potential (up to 10%)


If interested in this role, please send us your cover letter and resume using the "Apply Now" email link below. Nia Tero is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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