We are proud of our staff culture

We create and maintain an innovative, fun, collaborative workplace in support of the WSCPA Purpose Statement and Strategy.

These principles guide how we work with each other and our members. Our goal is to keep these principles front and center in everything that we do.

  1. Communicate—We value transparent, honest, and timely communication within and across departments.
  2. Achieve—We take initiative and perform to the best of our abilities.
  3. Respect—We accept our differences and honor the dignity and rights of each person.
  4. Commitment to Service—We anticipate our members’ and co-workers’ needs and provide the best possible service and support.
  5. Teamwork—We seek to understand each other’s roles and proactively support each other in order to achieve both individual and organizational goals.
  6. Innovate—We encourage creativity and risk-taking. We learn from failures and mistakes.
  7. Grow—We support each other in our individual pursuit of personal and professional development.
  8. Wellness—We recognize the overlap between our personal and professional lives and the need to take steps to enable us to be our whole, best selves.

Open Position: Staff Accountant

Responsible for accurate and timely data entry functions of the accounting department, which includes processing daily accounting transactions, cash receipts, credit cards, and accounts payable. The Staff Accountant creates journal entries for month-end close, maintains depreciation schedules and updates the ORCA system weekly for the WSCPA PAC; assists in backing up and processing financial transactions for education events including, but not limited to, working with the CFO to improve and implement accounting policies and procedures; helps facilitate communication between departments and ensures efficient month-end closeout procedures.

Customers are CFO, leadership team, vendors, banking contacts, members, office staff and membership.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

ACCOUNTING

Daily

  • Close Batches in Am.net.
  • Provide CC transaction summary and settlement reports w/payment or refund detail for CFO to review (mostly online).
  • Reconcile checking account in Am.net.
  • Maintain daily cash balance spreadsheet.
  • Process cash receipts including course payments, dues, peer review, and miscellaneous cash receipts.
  • Scan processed checks to Commerce Bank for remote deposit.
  • Provide check batch listing of each day’s cash receipts for CFO to review.
  • Process any credit card payments received by mail, phone, e-mail or fax.
  • Record transfers/ACHs/other transactions in Sage 50.
  • Help clients with receipts/payment issues and locate lost payments/refunds if necessary.
  • Process Accounts Payable vouchers in Am.net when present.

Weekly

  • Print checks and prepare for check signers for Chapters, PAC and FND accounts and some special case situations.
  • Create and upload Positive Pay check file to Commerce Bank, which contains check detail.
  • File accounting paperwork.
  • Enter contributions and distributions into ORCA for PAC.

Monthly

  • Prepare journal entries for month-end close, which includes maintaining schedules for prepaid assets.
  • Maintain depreciation schedules.
  • Enter all monthly account activity, including journal entries in Sage 50/Am.net for all chapter bank accounts.
  • Prepare monthly financial statements and email to Chapter Presidents/Treasurers.
  • Prepare Foundation & PAC contribution transfers from WSCPA.
  • Review A/R aging monthly.
  • Print and mail all AR invoices.
  • Process credit card payment through Concur.
  • As back up - Prepare B&O returns for Washington Department of Revenue.
  • Prepare Financial Statements for Society, PAC and Foundation for review by CFO.
  • Prepare Job Cost and other Month End Reports for CFO Review.

Quarterly

As back up - Prepare Bellevue B&O Tax Returns.

As needed

  • Assist the CFO with accounting projects.
  • Assist Employees and Customers with accounting related questions.
  • Post and print annual dues invoices.
  • Post and print annual Peer Review invoices.
  • Enter W9 information for new vendors Mail out W9s to vendors requesting EIN information.
  • Print and mail Forms 1099 at year end.
  • Help CFO to prepare for the annual Audit.
  • Maintain all data in Concur and Sage 50 up to date.
  • Work with the support team of Concur/Sage 50 on developing/ fixing any issues.
  • Clean Up MOA Records/send Letters.

OTHER

  • Process check refunds on a weekly basis.
  • Process credit card refunds on a daily basis.
  • Meet regularly with the CFO.
  • Review and maintain individual section of the Policies and Procedures manual on a quarterly basis.
  • Follow accounting manual procedures.
  • Understand and demonstrate WSCPA culture, values, and attributes.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • One to two years of accounting-related experience.
  • Beginning college accounting courses a plus.
  • A strong desire to become an accountant a plus.
  • Experience with Sage 50 Accounting Software a plus.
  • Familiarity with accounting procedures such as cash receipts and accounts payable.
  • Ability to research and solve problems.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume in Microsoft Word or pdf format here. Include “Staff Accountant” in the subject line. Please note, a cover letter is required to be considered for this position.

Equal Opportunity and Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

WSCPA is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace in which all employees have an opportunity to participate and contribute to the success of the organization and are valued for their skills, experience, and unique perspectives. This commitment is embodied in our policies and the way we do business at WSCPA and is an important principle of sound business management.

WSCPA provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, presence of any physical, mental or sensory disability, gender identity, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship or immigration status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or on any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Equal employment opportunity applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.

Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and Reasonable Accommodation

To ensure equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with a disability, WSCPA will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified individual, unless undue hardship on the operation of the business would result.

Applicants who may require a reasonable accommodation should contact Human Resources.

Federal law requires the notices below be made available to applicants and employees.

  1. Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA) poster
  2. Equal Employment Opportunity is the law (EEOC) poster