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Senior Accountant

Company: Physicians of Southwest Washington (PSW)
Location: Olympia
Posted on: February 20, 2021

Job Description:

PSW is looking for an energetic senior accountant with the drive and motivation to lead the accounting and payroll functions of the Finance Department and impact the organization by proposing and implementing process improvements in a rapidly growing company. The successful candidate has a solid understanding of accounting principles, is highly dependable, proactive, and organized with a strong attention to detail.Summary / Objective: This position will perform accounting and payroll functions such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and tax preparation. The position reports to the Director of Finance and prepares a variety of financial reports to support organizational strategies and goals. Ensures the integrity of all accounting information by recording, verifying, consolidating, and entering transactions. The Senior Accountant must abide by all Human Resources Principles and objectives including confidentiality, projecting a positive impression of the company and ensuring a respectful atmosphere is maintained at all times.Essential Functions: Leads general accounting and payroll functions of all companies* Formulates and administers approved accounting practices throughout the organization to ensure that financial and operating reports accurately reflect the condition of the business and provide reliable information necessary to control operations.* Maintains the general ledger.* In collaboration with the Finance Director, develops and maintains updated policies and procedures for all accounting and payroll functions including, but not limited to, accounting controls, revenue cycle management, procurement, and payroll processes.* Processes accounts receivable, generates invoices, tracks payment, records required journal entries and review and approve A/P entries from other finance staff.* Processes accounts payable invoices, ensures proper documentation and approvals are obtained, review and approve A/R entries from other finance staff.* Verifies and/or completes payment of invoices associated with accounts payable and ensures payments are charged to the appropriate accounts.* Ensure timely and accurate processing of payroll for all employees* Ensure timely and accurate filing of necessary tax forms with federal, state, and local government agencies.* Maintains knowledge of acceptable accounting practices and procedures.* Prepare depreciation and other fixed asset-related entry adjustments* Work with Director of Finance to prepare audit schedules, gathers necessary account information and documents to perform audits (Financial, Tax and MA Plans) and resolve audit issues identified by external auditors.Completes monthly close process * Reconciles bank accounts at least monthly, verifies deposits, and addresses inquiries from banks.* Reconciles cash disbursement accounts, payroll, customer accounts, and other financial accounts; manages accounts receivable collections.* Prepares monthly balance sheets, cash flow, and profit and loss statements and other reports or schedules as requested by the Director of Finance.Maintains Financial Accounting Software* Maintain accounting software systems; recommends updates to enhance the accounting software.* Manages the purchasing and invoicing system.* Sets up new accounts as needed* Maintains interface with payroll, budget, and other systems as neededProvides expert content/professional leadership on complex Accounting/Financial Reporting assignments/projects.Participate as a proactive team member of the Finance Department* Proactive in the resolution of issues* Exceed internal and external customer's expectations by providing professional and personalized service at all times.* Continue own education by staying informed of industry trends and actively participating in professional development* Continuously review assigned areas of responsibility and give suggestions to the Director on how to enhance service/products.* Actively collaborates with other financial team members to assess needs and proactively leverage subject matter expertise improve financial performance and decision making.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: * Strong analytical and accounting skills* Exceptional knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). Knowledge of Statutory accounting principles.* Advanced knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting best practices, laws, standards, and state/national regulations* Intermediate to advanced knowledge of major accounting software packages for both general ledger and statutory accounting. NetSuite preferred. Experience with a software system implementation a plus* Proactive team player, strong follow through, quick decision-making abilities and ability to problem solve.* Interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships at all levels.* Strong communication skills (oral, written, presentation) with both external and internal customers.* Strong organizational, time management and prioritization skills.* Self-starter. Ability to prioritize given changing conditions and keep to projected schedules* Must be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously in a deadline driven environment.* Proficient in the use of MS Excel including Pivot Tables, intermediate functions such as VLOOKUP and SUMIF, data filters, and charts.* Set a positive example by displaying a pleasant, approachable demeanor and remaining friendly and courteous at all times.* Excellent computer proficiency (MS Office - Word, Excel and Outlook) including being able to effectively maintain written and computer records in accordance with regulatory agencies.Supervisory Responsibility: * This position has a no direct reports and supervisory responsibilities are limited to self-management.Other Duties: * Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. In order to consistently exceed customer service expectations and provide the highest levels of products and services, additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned as needed.* Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.Required Education and/or Work Experience: * Bachelor's degree in accounting or equivalent from an accredited university.* Minimum of three (3) years of accounting or financial experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.* Experience in consolidated financials for multiple companies and lines of business.Preferred Education and/or Work Experience: * Master's degree in Business Administration, Accounting or related field.* Certified public Accountant license preferred* Minimum of five (5) years of accounting or financial experience in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.* Experience in the healthcare field.Required Certificates, Licenses and Registrations: * None required for this position.Work Environment: * Normal administrative office environment.* Routine use of standard office equipment such as computers, phones, filing cabinets and etc.* Works beyond normal working hours and on weekends and holidays as necessary.Physical Demands (with or without the aid of mechanical devices): * Ability to safely and successfully perform the essential job functions consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and/or quantitative productivity standards.* Ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.* Job is largely sedentary, must be able to be seated for long periods of time.* Must be able to lift and carry files, open filing cabinets and bend to file.* Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.* Must be able to regularly talk, listen and speak clearly.Travel Requirements: * Travel may occasionally be required to attend training, conferences or meetings.Equal Employment Opportunity: * Physicians of Southwest Washington provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Physicians of Southwest Washington complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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