Under the direction of the Accounting Manager, the Senior Accountant will perform the day-to-day accounting functions that are managed at the regional level, including payables, cash receipts, journal entries, expense management and reconciliations. Additional responsibilities include supporting the Finance Regional Director (FRD) and Programs team in effective grants management including invoicing, reconciliations, and compliance reporting.
This a full-time position can be located in any of the Alzheimer’s Association regional offices in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona, Northern California, Nevada or Hawaii and reports to the Accounting Manager.
Essential Job Functions, including but not limited to:
- Responsible for day-to-day general accounting functions for the region
- Process regional accounts payable; coordinating with staff in chapter offices
- Review and approve cash receipt processing; support staff during fundraising events to meet fiscal controls
- Prepare monthly journal entries; support the month end close process, prepare bank reconciliation
- Review corporate credit card submissions for coding and completeness
- Maintain processes for compliance to grant awards, grants management system and internal record keeping; prepare monthly invoices, close-out reporting, desk audits and other fiscal duties
- Research and resolve inquiries from staff, prepare ad hoc reports and analysis as requested
- Assist in the preparation of required schedules and documentation for annual audit and assist with the preparation and compilation of data necessary to complete Form 990
- Support the FRD in the planning and monitoring of budgets and forecasts
- Work with Executive and Operational teams to develop process improvement plans and document procedures. Other accounting tasks as assigned
- Bachelor’s degree in Finance and/or Accounting
- Minimum 3-5 years of experience in day-to-day operations of accounting and finance department including financial accounts payable, general ledger and financial close process
- Non-profit accounting experience preferred, grants management experience a plus
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, specifically Excel
- Experience with Workday, or other automated accounting and financial reporting systems
- Detail oriented, accurate and efficient, with strong organizational skills
- Self-starter, able to work autonomously, problem-solve and prioritize effectively
- Strong communication and customer service skills
- Ability to collaborate and keep team members and supervisor informed
- Willing to work additional hours as needed on occasion and organize tasks and work flow to meet deadlines
- Ability to work with diverse communities and demonstrate inclusion
- Ability to learn multiple software applications used across the Association
- Finance position requires longer hours from time to time, and potentially a weekend day. This is not frequent, but occasionally necessary for month end close, year-end close, annual budgeting, or walk season and can be planned.
- Physical activity includes standing, walking, sitting, light lifting of materials or supplies, and operating standard office equipment.
- Work may be fast paced during times of high volume or tight deadlines.
Position Location: Lynnwood, WA
Reports To: Accounting Manager
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.