Published on Jan 22, 2020

Senior Accountant

Contact: Recruiting

Association of Washington Cities (AWC) is recruiting for a full-time Senior Accountant to join our dynamic and fast-paced team. The top candidate will be highly organized and detail oriented.

What you'll be doing

  • Conduct monthly reconciliation of balance sheet and general ledger accounts
  • Review monthly bank reconciliations
  • Review journal entries
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly, and yearly accruals as needed
  • Review quarterly and annual payroll tax reports
  • Prepare monthly financial statements for the organization and any other contracted service obligations of the organization
  • Monitor and analyze monthly operating results against budget
  • Prepare financial analyses and reports
  • Prepare revenue projections and forecasting expenditures
  • Assist with the preparation and monitoring of budgets
  • Assist with creating of budget templates and reports as needed
  • Assist with annual audit process; investigate and resolve audit findings, account discrepancies and issues of non-compliance
  • Prepare federal and special tax returns
  • Facilitate and participate in all necessary assistance to internal and external customers on a variety of program and service deliverables provided by the organization
  • Coordinate the completion of required monthly billings to all entities contracting with the organization
  • Review the filings of lobbyists’ Monthly Expense Reports, the annual Employer’s Report, and other required reporting for the organization’s Government Relations team
  • Develop operational procedures and documentation of process flows
  • Document workflow, procedures, checklists, and policies for assigned tasks
  • Assist with benefits documentation and ensure paperwork is up-to-date
  • Assist with new employee orientation process
  • Review and approve invoices and orders
  • Maintain record of AWC physical assets
  • Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal requirements
  • Perform other accounting duties and support of accounting staff as required or assigned
  • Assist the Accounting Manager as needed
  • Complete other duties as assigned or self-initiative with supervisor approval

What you bring to the team

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field. CPA or master’s in accounting preferred.
  • At least three (3) years of staff accountant experience
  • Must have extensive knowledge of accounting principles and generally accepted accounting principles and practices, in particular GAAP and FASB
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Professional, accounting and payroll software, and have the ability to learn and use a wide variety of proprietary software
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Possess excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Knowledge of arithmetic, statistics, and their applications
  • Ability to pay extremely close attention to detail and to monitor one’s own work for errors
  • Ability to meet deadlines and provide timely financial statements
  • Ability to be flexible and open to changing priorities and managing multiple tasks simultaneously within compressed timeframes
  • Must possess good time management skills and have the ability to be self-driven
  • Ability to model the organizations’ high standards of quality customer service to all internal and external customers

How to apply

Only candidates who reflect the minimum qualifications listed on the job description will be considered.

Failure to follow the application instructions below may lead to disqualification.

  • Complete the application and attach:
    • A cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications for this position
    • Current resume

Recruitment is open until filled. To be considered for the first review, completed application packet must be received by 5 pm, January 29, 2020.

We value our employees hard work, integrity and dedication to our members. In return for your service, we offer you a starting annual salary range of $62,141 – $70,468 DOQ and an outstanding benefits package.

If you have questions about process, or need reasonable accommodations, please email

AWC is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, which provides a wide array of legislative, training, and other services to all 281 cities and towns in the state of Washington.

We subscribe to the principles of an equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, interview, hire, classify, train, promote, demote, discipline, transfer, terminate, and set rates of pay or other compensation on the basis of merit and qualification without regard to race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, color, national origin, physical disability, sex, age, gender identity, or genetics.

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