Washington State Bar Association
Open Until Filled
Finance & Administration
Job Grade E9; Exempt; Part-time
Starting Salary Range: $28,904- $32,500/year DOE +benefits
This is a lead accountant position that prepares and maintains the organization’s automated general ledger, fixed assets subsidiary ledgers, and other accounting records. The position also coordinates the annual audit, prepares the organization’s monthly financial statements and special financial analysis reports. This position is a part time position and will work 20 hours/week and reports to the Controller.
- Under supervision, responsible for assisting in the day-to-day maintenance of a complete and accurate general ledger and preparing basic financial reports in accordance with GAAP. Prepare special Lawyer’s Fund for Client Protection financial statements and other financial summary or analysis reports as needed.
- Prepare basic journal entries and consult with others about the appropriate accounting treatment of transactions, establish chart of accounts, and account for departmental revenue and expense items.
- Prepare and review month-end journal entries, ensure an accurate and timely monthly-end and year-end close, ensure the timely reporting of all monthly and yearly financial information, and coordinate WSBA’s annual external independent audit.
- Accurately maintain accounting and fixed asset records, record fixed asset transactions, including set-up of capital projects, and prepare supporting project documentation to ensure accuracy of depreciation and amortization expenses. Work with IT Department to set up and properly account for Capital Labor projects.
- Compile accounting data and assist the Controller in performing fiscal analysis and forecasting as needed.
Requirements: Bachelor’s in Accounting, Finance, Business or equivalent work experience. Experience as a controller, accountant, or auditor; experience with general ledger and financial statements; strong proficiency using accounting software and Excel to facilitate analysis and reporting. Must possess strong written and oral communication skills along with the ability to foster good working relationships; very strong analytical and problem solving skills along with ability to make well informed decisions. Must be detail oriented; exceptionally organized; possess excellent time management skills; work well independently and collaboratively. Preferred Qualifications: CPA license; experience working with or for CPAs; knowledge of auditing procedures and/or public accounting experience; knowledge of fixed asset inventory and depreciation schedules; experience with various accounting software packages; public speaking and presentation skills; and PowerPoint proficiency.
The WSBA is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity.