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Accounts Receivable Principal Accountant

Seattle Parks and Recreation seeks an accounting professional who will ensure Accounts Receivable (A/R) transactions adhere to Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and city policies. The most successful candidate will have strong, proven leadership skills. This position reports directly the Accounting Manager. Deadline to apply is March 12, 2019.

You'll work with three Accounts Receivable team members, in a matrix reporting role, and work to continuously improve effectiveness and efficiency of the team and business processes.

You'll also work directly with operating staff at all levels in the organization as well as with outside customers or agencies.

The department's endorsed 2019 annual operating budget is over $160 million and capital budget is over $80 million. This budget is appropriated in multiple funds, including restricted funds and will be expended in hundreds of operating and capital projects. The department has over 900 regular positions and approximately 800 temporary employees during peak season.

Other duties include:
  • Successfully managing A/R including applying payments, issuing invoices and managing collections.
  • Monitoring A/R aging reports.
  • Monitoring NSF and other bad debts quarterly write-off and annual unclaimed properties.
  • Develop and maintain internal control and policies and procedures to guide the work of the revenue operations, including creation of desk manuals in accordance with best practices.
  • Monitoring the accounts receivable month-end and year-end process to ensure all revenues and deposits are processed in the correct accounting period and meet the City's deadline for year-end closing

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  • Performing a wide variety of complex accounting and revenue analyses to assist management in effectively analyzing, budgeting and tracking costs within established guidelines.
  • Assisting in management of federal and state audits as they relate to revenues and other related topics. Responding to frequent information requests from managers, internal customers, auditors, and other requestors.

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You have the required qualifications of: 

A Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Business Administration or related field (requires satisfactory completion of at least 24 semester hours or 36 quarter credit units in accounting with no substitution allowed) and/or professional certification as a CPA, plus four years professional experience in accounting, auditing, financial analysis, or related work with one year experience equivalent to a Senior Accountant (or a combination of education and/or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background).

The ideal candidate also has these desired qualifications

  • Two or more years of supervisory experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • 5+ years' experience in Accounts Receivable or possess transferable skills
  • Extensive knowledge of an enterprise financial system.
  • Ability to work under pressure, multi-task, change priorities and meet rapidly changing deadlines in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • At least one year of experience in a management, supervisory or leadership capacity.
  • Ability to quickly analyze complex problems and develop solutions. Ability to use sound judgment.
  • Successful experience contributing to a diverse team with different backgrounds
  • Stellar reputation with internal customer service.

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SPR's Core Competencies are:

Accountability & Action: Holding yourself accountable for achieving goals, completing tasks, and delivering quality work. Demonstrating thoughtful initiative in actions and decision-making and promoting high quality standards. 

Equity and Inclusion: Supporting the goals of the Race and Social Justice Initiative and the City's commitment to workforce equity. 

Communication: Sharing and exchanging information and ideas with people in a variety of ways to help them understand and remember the information. 

Service: An ongoing commitment to base decisions and actions on the needs and priorities of the City. 

Teamwork: Participating as an engaged member of a team to achieve group goals. Effectively working with internal and external people to complete tasks and achieve work group goals.