University Child Development School (UCDS), an independent school, is searching for a Senior Accountant for its Business Office. UCDS is located in Seattle Washington. UCDS encourage students to stretch, reflect, collaborate, and think expansively – enriching their educational growth and ensuring they thrive in school and beyond.
The role of the Senior Accountant is an integral part of the Business Office. The Senior Accountant is responsible for the day to day operations of the Business Office. Responsible for management of the General Ledger accounting system, ensuring a timely month end close, and all appropriate general ledger accounts are properly reconciled. The role reports to the Chief Financial Officer.
Print and distribute departmental financial statements
Prepare compliance filings with State of Washington and IRS. (Sales and Use Tax filings, Charitable Gift Filing, , and other miscellaneous tax filings).
Prepare & submit timely, accurate payment of debt service.
Assisting the CFO in the preparation and monitoring of departmental budgets and forecasts working with other administrators and department heads concerning budget performance.
Assist the Chief Financial Officer in preparing and maintaining the annual budget.
Work closely with the Development Office on gift accounting and reporting, ensuring that all activity is compliant with donor restrictions.
Provide support for the preparation of audited annual financial statements Taking lead position on preparation of schedules and work papers for annual audits.
Maintaining daily cash balances and review reports from bank daily.
Assist CFO with cash flow analysis and projections.
Participation in responding to periodic surveys and reports for the school’s trade organizations, as requested.
Initiate and drive process improvements for greater accuracy, financial control and efficiency
Other miscellaneoustasks as may be assigned in support of the CFO.
Bachelor’s degree in accounting; CPA preferred
5+ years of progressive accounting experience; public accounting and/or private industry.
The ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage deadlines and solve problems effectively and efficiently in a service-oriented manner
Experience with Oracle Netsuite preferred, but not required.
Interest in learning and managing ERP data structures and reporting capabilities.
Advanced Microsoft Excel Skills (v-lookups, pivot tables, etc.)
Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
Team player who is positive, energetic, and not afraid to roll up your sleeves
Requires a high level of independence, accountability, good judgment and attention to detail in a fast paced environment.
UCDS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or marital status or any other legally protected status in its employment practices.
Please send resume and a detailed cover letter when applying.
UCDS designs a culture of inquiry essential to meaningful learning. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. We engage diverse perspectives in an ongoing effort to shape and share our innovative education model.