Job-Board Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant

Central or Eastern Washington

position description


About us

Group Health Foundation is a relatively new and growing 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to partnering with communities across Washington state to transform the balance of power to ensure equity and racial justice across Washington and beyond. We are hiring a Staff Accountant to join our expanding team.

Cultivating a staff team that embodies the diverse experiences of Washington communities is essential to these aspirations. We strongly and sincerely encourage applications from people of color; immigrant, bilingual, and multicultural individuals; d/Deaf people and people with disabilities; members of LGBTQIA+ and gender non-conforming communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.

To learn more about our work, our approaches, and our values, please visit our website.

Position summary

The Staff Accountant works in partnership with a peer Staff Accountant to assist with the day-to-day accounting functions at the Foundation. Together, the Staff Accountants ensure the accuracy and timeliness of accounting entries and compliance with the Foundation’s policies, protocols, and workflows. The Staff Accountants report to the Accounting Manager and work closely with the finance, human resources, and grantmaking operations teams.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position. We are actively recruiting applicants in central and eastern Washington. Priority will be given to candidates who both live in and have a deep connection to communities in these areas. Employees who live near one of our offices (we currently have an office in Pasco) are expected to work in the office at least two days per week.

Occasional statewide and regional travel is required. Limited early morning, evening, and weekend hours may be required. All employees participate in our offsite retreats, which often require travel and overnight stays.

Primary responsibilities

  • Manage accounts payable processing, including coding and reviewing for accurate documentation and approval, ensuring timely payment and resolution of any discrepancies
  • Process employee credit card reports to ensure accurate coding, documentation, and approval
  • Assist with month-end closing and account reconciliations including prepaid assets, fixed asset depreciation, and investment income
  • Assist with preparing monthly financial statements and managerial reports
  • Oversee the vendor database and work with staff to ensure that active contracts follow Foundation protocols, and verify contractor invoices are within the terms of contractor agreements and scopes of work
  • Maintain document storage systems, including uploading electronic copies of invoices, contracts, and other records in the accounting system and SharePoint intranet
  • Coordinate efforts between payroll and human resources to ensure proper flow and management of employee data
  • Process semi-monthly payroll processing including review of approved timecards for accuracy and posting activity to the general ledger
  • Prepare annual 1099-NEC and 1099-MISC forms
  • Work closely with the grants management team to ensure accuracy of grantee information and timely grant payments
  • Contribute one’s own ideas, perspectives, and lived experiences to the emerging culture of the Foundation
  • Assume other responsibilities and explore new opportunities that arise with the evolving needs and aspirations of the Foundation

Qualifications

  • A deep commitment to equity and social justice, and strong alignment with our organizational values
  • Ability to authentically connect the Foundation’s mission and aspirations with one’s own personal experiences
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and work effectively and respectfully with politically, ideologically, culturally, and geographically diverse people and communities
  • Relevant accounting coursework and/or a minimum of two years of accounting experience
  • Familiarity with GAAP and prior nonprofit accounting experience preferred
  • Experience with accounting software
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and strong customer service orientation
  • Ability to be self-directed, take ownership, and see projects to completion in a timely manner
  • Knowledge of, or a strong desire to learn about, the needs of communities across the state who are most impacted by structural inequities
  • Some understanding of the foundational role that racism, ableism, sexism, and other forms of bias and oppression play in perpetuating inequity
  • Humility and curiosity, and an understanding of how these qualities are connected to success in this role
  • Demonstrated capacity for self-reflection
  • Strong verbal, non-verbal, and written communication skills combined with the ability to listen deeply and authentically
  • High-level of proficiency with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint) and Adobe (Acrobat DC) and ability to adapt to new technologies
  • Enthusiasm for traveling throughout Washington and engaging with communities that may be different from your own (travel is estimated at 5 % for this position)

Compensation

In addition to a positive and flexible work culture, we attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary ranges are set according to an explicit compensation policy, and relevant data are reviewed when setting ranges for each position. The anticipated starting salary range for this position is $70,000 to $85,000. A compensation enhancement is provided to employees with indigenous or advanced language proficiency in more than one language that they utilize to advance the Foundation’s work across Washington. We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes fully paid medical/dental/vision coverage for employees and dependent children (and partial coverage for partners and spouses), a 10% retirement contribution, generous and flexible paid time off, paid family and medical leave, a transit pass (where available), and support for ongoing professional development.

To apply

Please submit your resume and a cover letter expressing your specific interests through our online application portal. Priority will be given to applications submitted by Monday, June 13. You will receive an automatic acknowledgment of your application once you submit your materials, and you can expect updates from the Foundation every two to three weeks once the priority deadline has passed.

We are committed to creating conditions where all candidates are able to fully express their talents and potential and invite you to let us know if there are any accommodations that we can provide to support you in your pursuit of this role.

Thank you for your interest in joining
Group Health Foundation!