Staff Accountant


Staff Accountant, Seattle

The Opportunity
Building on our longstanding commitment to those living with HIV, Lifelong ensures that vulnerable and marginalized people thrive by eliminating barriers to health and wellness. 
We're looking for an AR/AP Staff Accountant who will be responsible for processing both receivable and payable transactions, maintaining and reconciling all related records, processing monthly journal entries, and supporting all activities of our finance/accounting department.
In this role you will work to maintain the general accounting system on Dynamics SL and the financial reporting internal controls that are critical to our financial integrity.You will also prepare journal entries, governmental billings, business and occupation tax returns, oversee and reconcile general ledger accounts and records of disbursements, and maintain insurance and property records. The Staff Accountant serves as the point person for Lifelong's annual financial, compliance, and governmental program audits.
Your responsibilities include:
You will be responsible for the oversight of the accounting operations with an understanding of the application of GAAP. You'll review the accounting transactions, account reconciliations, the maintenance of internal controls, and the accounting policies. You will also review and process Lifelong's semi-monthly payroll using the Paycom HRIS system and prepare the payroll journal entries. You will manage the monthly closing process, maintain and follow a standard checklist to assure all period-end accounting procedures are completed, assure timely and accurate financial reporting, and produce monthly financial statement and detail reports as needed.
This is role is the point-person for managing the annual financial, compliance, and governmental program audit fieldwork. You will prepare work papers and documentation for the annual audit and tax return, including the annual SEFA report listing of federal funding on grants and the reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts. You'll maintain ongoing work for our annual organizational and governmental program budgets which includes the oversight of monthly governmental billings and the review of budget to actuals with individual program directors.
Provide financial information required for fiscal site visits/audits performed by or on behalf of Lifelong funders and contract providers while ensuring compliance with the financial procedures and documentation of complex financial transactions under GAAP. Responsible for the Agency’s expense allocation process including the financial support for the calculated Federal Indirect Rate - this role manages the financial close, while also creating timely monthly financial reports from Dynamics SL and providing variance reporting.

Preferred Experience/Background

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • CPA credentials preferred 
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant accounting experience
  • Financial audit preparation experience is preferred
  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and accounting guidance
  • Familiarity with governmental contract and/or Medicaid billings helpful
  • Demonstrated skills and strong working knowledge of PC based accounting systems, particularly Microsoft Dynamics SL or Solomon software Experience with SQL, FRx, Crystal Reports or other report writing applications a plus


Lifelong is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity