TitleSenior Accountant
LocationSeattle
Department NameFinance
Description
Primary Purpose:
Contributes to the success of SightLife by serving as a financial resource in providing stakeholders with financial information by researching and analyzing accounts, preparing financial statements, as required for effective financial management of SightLife.
 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate internal controls and recommend process enhancements to improve efficiency and quality. Lead projects to enhance internal controls and enforce inter-departmental compliance.
  • Coordinate external audits.
  • Perform monthly variance analysis by GL account against prior periods and budget.
  • Prepare, review and approve journal entries.
  • Prepare and review monthly balance sheet account reconciliation.
  • Provide accounting support for mergers and acquisitions by reviewing financial information and supporting integration.
  • Conduct global accounting operations.
  • Conduct technical accounting research and prepare supporting documentation, analyses and accounting whitepapers for technical accounting matters.
  • Communicate complex information to multiple audiences, internal and external, clearly and concisely both orally and in writing.
  • Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data.
  • Supports the Mission and Values of SightLife in all activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
Education and Experience:
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting required.  Masters of Accounting preferred.
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years’ of progressive experience in Accounting.
  • CPA and Big 4 experience strongly preferred. 
  • Nonprofit and/or health care industry experience a plus.
Required Skills/Knowledge/Abilities:
  • Strong understanding of U.S. GAAP accounting rules and Sarbanes Oxley requirements.
  • Ability to use accounting concepts, experience, analytical skills, and industry knowledge to resolve complex issues in a creative and effective way.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Experience with accounting systems; NetSuite and SalesForce software a plus.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate across a broad range of levels and functions within the organization.
  • Team player with great interpersonal skills.
  • Detail oriented and ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy, while also possessing ability to step back and support business processes and objectives.
  • Excellent project management skills; ability to multitask and meet changing deadlines.
  • Demonstrates passion for the Mission and Values of SightLife, including personal support of organ and tissue donation.