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15 Jul 2021

Full-Time Accounting Manager – $90K-$150K – MANAG01956

Sound Transit – Posted by Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

SALARY: $‎90k – $‎150k


The ideal candidate performs a variety of professional level accounting duties managing assigned functional area and ensuring accurate accounting in such areas as accounts receivable, capital program/construction accounting, financial reporting, fixed assets, general ledger, and grants; ensures processes and work plans for the team are adequately designed and executed to meet internal control requirements and assigned performance metrics; leads and directs work teams and provides accounting services, technical advice, and support to other areas of the agency.


The following duties are a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

• Recruits, selects, orients, trains, assigns, schedules, coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees; communicating job expectations, planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions and ensuring adherence to policies and procedures.

• Develops and oversees work plans and the operation of business processes for assigned areas, monitoring employee and team progress, and assisting and supporting work team in the effective achievement of those plans.

• Maintains accounting controls and systems within assigned areas, defining related accounting policies and procedures. Implements tools and techniques to validate transactional and reporting results. Assists with year-end and other audit preparation.

• Reviews or performs complex research and analysis; prepares specialized reports; performs analysis or prepares calculations of a complex nature for use by senior management and in support of assigned accounting functions.

• Identifies gaps in system and business processes and designs and implements solutions.  Demonstrates continuous effort to improve activities, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service; makes recommendations for needed training for internal customers.

• Evaluates processes, procedures, and policies in assigned areas, makes recommendations, and assists with development and implementation of new or revised accounting systems and processes.

• Leads projects as requested; may serve on a committee as assigned; attends and participates in professional group meetings.

• Stays abreast of new trends and innovations in assigned field; maintains awareness of federal, state, and local regulations and impact of changes on the Agency.

• Provide strong customer service and guides and works with other departments or divisions by researching and interpreting accounting policy and business processes; applying observations and recommendations to operational issues.

• Champions and models Sound Transit’s core values and demonstrates values-based behaviors in everyday interactions across the agency.

• Contributes to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion in alignment with Sound Transit’s Equity & Inclusion Policy.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to follow the Agency safety rules, regulations, and procedures pertaining to their assigned duties and responsibilities, which could include systems, operations, and/or other employees.

• It is the responsibility of all employees to integrate sustainability into everyday business practices.

• Other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Bachelors’ Degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or related field and five years of accounting experience serving in a lead or senior position including three years of leadership, budgetary, planning and workforce management experiences for fiscal accounting functions; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. CPA experience in a public accounting firm is preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

CPA or equivalent.

Required Knowledge and Skills:

• Generally accepted accounting principles and practices including GAAP, GAS, and GASB.

• Accounting processes, procedures, and internal control design.

• Automated enterprise-wide accounting systems and software for processing and reporting of financial transactions.

• Industry principles and practices of assigned area.

• Report design, preparation, and presentation, working with report parameters, queries, and data extraction.

• Principles and procedures of financial record keeping, storage, and document management.

• Analytical review techniques over transactions, account balances, reconciliations, and reports.

• Advanced Microsoft Excel.

• Mathematical principles.

• Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, regulations, and ordinances.

• Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

• Customer service methods and techniques.

• Managing a work team of entry to senior level professional staff.

• Development of accounting solutions, business process or accounting system design and internal control experience.

• Automated financial management systems as well as word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications.

• Working with complex chart of account structures and subsidiary ledgers and preparing a variety of financial and administrative reports.

• Interpreting and applying technical accounting and industry concepts and directions and perform professional accounting functions.

• Identifying and researching complex accounting issues/problems and make recommendations to resolve them. Reviewing and analyzing complex agreements for correct application of accounting treatment.

• Written and oral communication, including ability to summarize and document analysis, conclusions, policies, and procedures in a concise and readable manner by others.

• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department staff, management, vendors, outside agencies, community groups, and the general public.

• Performing complicated mathematical calculations and analyses.

• Planning and organizing work to meet changing priorities and deadlines.

• Identifying and resolving general problems in a timely manner using sound judgment.

• Project management techniques and principles.

• Maintaining confidentiality, communicating with tact and diplomacy.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:  

• Work is performed in a standard office environment.

• Subject to standing, walking, bending, reaching, stooping, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.

• The Agency promotes a safe and healthy work environment and provides appropriate safety and equipment training for all personnel as required.

Sound Transit is an equal employment opportunity employer. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment action based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status or other protected class.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job Categories: LGBT. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: #finance, Accounting, budget, business administration, Leadership, management, and planning. Salaries: 80,000 - 100,000.

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