Assistant Accounting Director – King County


Full-time position starting at $81,900/Yr (D.O.E) with COMPETITIVE BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous PTO, paid sick time, 15 days of paid vacations, 13 days of paid holidays, plus a personal holiday
  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan
  • Employee assistance program


  • Manage and supervise the day to day accounting functions for the King County region of CCSWW. Provide training and guidance on transaction processing and accounting procedures to the senior, staff accountants and accounting specialists.
  • Directly supervise two or more Accountant staff:
    • Interview and evaluate prospective employees to select the best applicant based on skills, knowledge, and abilities required for the job.
    • Provide training and help team members to improve quality and productivity.
    • Ensure that jobs are completed on schedule while verifying that proper procedures are followed.
    • Ensure that all regular tasks and special assignments are finished accurately.
    • Conduct performance reviews and coach staff to ensure staff are effectively accomplishing their jobs and contributing to a good team environment.
    • Report staffing issues and performance concerns to Finance Director.
  • Evaluate current accounting processes for efficiency and effectiveness and implement automated systems using best practices, ensuring appropriate training for front line staff.
  • Reviews monthly bank reconciliations for all the cash accounts as prepared by a staff accountant. Monitor reconciling items to ensure timely recording and / or appropriate adjustments are made to the general ledger.
  • Work with staff accountant to resolve banking issues and fraud. Review cash projections with staff accountant to ensure sufficient cash flow.
  • Review and approve reconciliations and general ledger entries prepared by the staff accountants.
  • Maintain and monitor agency cost allocations in compliance with system wide policies and procedures (Direct, Shared Direct, and Indirect). This includes the agency admin costs, occupancy costs, depreciation, and Information system costs. Prepare or supervise the preparation of monthly entries to distribute indirect and shared direct costs and the same for the annual budget.
  • Ensure all general ledger accounts are adjusted and reconciled on a monthly basis. Perform / monitor monthly closing procedures to ensure accurate cut off of transactions for reporting purposes.
  • Reconcile and adjust general ledger accounts requiring higher accounting expertise levels in conformance with generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Be the accounting department lead in federal, state and local contract compliance, providing training, guidance and direction in Federal compliance requirements.
  • Be the accounting department lead in audit preparation of schedules and reconciliations of general ledger accounts requiring an understanding of complex accounting processes and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.
  • Work with the Program and grant accountants respond to audit requests from various funders.
  • Under the guidance of the King County Finance Director, prepare monthly financial statements.
  • Review and prepare annual audit schedules.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Skill and Abilities

  • Strong understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. High level of general ledger reconciliation skills of complex accounts requiring interpretation and analysis of accounting theories and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of relevant federal accounting / compliance requirements. Working knowledge of contract terms and conditions in government contracts pertaining to accounting.
  • Preparation of informational reports for management decision making using computerized software packages.
  • Train and motivate staff members.
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Proven aptitude in managing and implementing automated accounting processes.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from an accredited university.
  • 7 years of increasing professional responsibility in non-profit accounting / financial management.
  • 4 year supervisory experience.
  • Experience with cloud based ERP systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer skills, especially in Excel, Access, and accounting software packages.
  • Applicant must successfully pass required background clearances prior to an offer of employment.
  • Support and uphold the mission, beliefs and values of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.
  • Demonstrate the necessary attitudes, knowledge and skills to deliver culturally competent services and work effectively in multi-cultural situations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA license/Master’s degree.
  • Experience in a nonprofit, government funded, or social services environment.
  • Experience in software implementation projects.

Note to Internal Candidates: HR reviews internal compensation and determines any increase based on their experience and also agency internal equity factors.

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