The Center for Children & Youth Justice, founded in 2006 by Justice Bobbe J. Bridge (ret.), is committed to reforming Washington’s juvenile justice and child welfare systems. CCYJ leads communities, our state, and the nation in empowering children and youth, stabilizing families, and strengthening communities through meaningful and lasting reform. CCYJ identifies gaps in the system, researches, develops innovative and creative solutions, and ensures that policymakers integrate these system improvements into practices and procedures. CCYJ’s results are realized into state law, adopted as standing protocols by the courts, schools, and other partners; and they are developed into new interventions for at-risk, abused and/or neglected children and their families. CCYJ has succeeded in driving positive systems change for more than a decade. Following an extensive national search, our Board of Directors appointed our second President and CEO Rachel Sottile in late 2018.
Our passionate staff is deeply committed to the youth for whom we advocate. CCYJ seeks a Senior Accountant to bring a race equity lens and to be an essential part of our core Mission Support Team. This position is responsible for: monthly and year-end financial close, including the preparation of accounting journal entries and bank reconciliations; grants/awards accounting, including federal awards accounting, and non-profit fund accounting; and financial reporting. This position also will assist and support other accounting activities including accounts payable and payroll, annual audit, and budget. Mission Support Team members must maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality of financial and personnel information at all times. This is a full-time position.
CCYJ’s offices are located in Seattle, Washington. This position will be set up to work in a hybrid setting (combination of home office and in-office) and may be subject to change at any time at the discretion of the CEO/President.
- We are committed to a diverse, fully self-expressed workforce, representing the communities in which we serve.
- We are committed to examining our own internal structures, policies, and culture, identifying and eliminating those aspects that promulgate racism
- Together we are transparent, accountable, respectful, and self-aware in order to foster belonging and a sense of community.
- We operate with an innovative and leading-edge mindset.
- We are purpose driven and laser sharp in the fulfillment of our mission.
- Our staff embraces a growth mindset; our development is essential to expand and grow our impact for children and youth in WA.
- We produce results, not reasons.
- We (believe) anything is possible.
- We believe everyone has something to contribute.
- We believe everything happens out of your relationship with other people.
- We are grounded in the premise that great ideas can come from anyone at any time.
- We believe people up to big things are going to make big mistakes. We own them, learn from them, and move on.
- We believe transparency is essential to a highly functioning organization.
Reports to: Vice President of Mission Support Services
None at this time. Works closely with Contracts & Grants Specialist.
This position may supervise and/or provide direction to Interns, Assistants, and/or Coordinators.
This position is considered exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is therefore not eligible for overtime pay.
The examples of essential functions listed below are intended as illustrations of the types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. Duties and responsibilities are also subject to change by CCYJ as the needs of the organization and requirements of the job shift over time.
- Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounting department, including the general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
- Manage grants/awards accounting and reporting, including federal and other government awards
- Responsible for award compliance in conjunction with Contracts & Grants Specialist including reviewing grant invoices and backup for accuracy and completeness
- Engage with grant/award subrecipient and contractor organizations as they undergo risk assessments, desk audits, and submit invoices and backup
- Support and engage with subrecipients and contractors to build their financial and accounting systems literacy and capacity, as needed
- Manage the month-end and year-end close processes, ensuring entries and accruals are complete and the books are closed on a timely basis
- Reconcile bank and credit card statements, and manage cash flow to ensure the organization's liquidity
- Prepare and review journal entries and other accounting transactions
- Support other accounting duties, including creating and maintaining budgets, and analyzing financial data, preparing and reviewing monthly financial statements and annual audits, and providing recommendations for improvement
- Other duties as required or assigned
QUALIFICATIONS: EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Experience and Knowledge
- Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance
- Minimum five years' experience in general accounting, preferably in a nonprofit setting
- Deep understanding of and experience with non-profit cost accounting and government contracts
- Familiarity with non-profit financial reporting and compliance requirements
- Experience working in non-profit/government-related environments (preferred)
- Experience working with federal awards (preferred)
Skills and Abilities
- Exceptional leadership capabilities with a proactive and results-driven approach
- Highly organized, and able to work with little or no supervision to meet deadlines
- Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality of financial and personnel information at all times
- Experience managing multiple projects and deliverables
- Detail oriented with strong analytical skills
- Ability to appropriately manage confidential information
- Dependable, accurate, and entrepreneurial
- Experience working with and implementing automated accounting systems and solutions
- Experience integrating data from multiple systems
- Strong knowledge and experience with organizational financial structures and administrative supports within businesses
- Technologically savvy and knowledgeable including but not limited to Microsoft Office Suite, Google Apps, QuickBooks
- Ability to assess organization’ financial strengths, gaps and efficiencies
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
- Ability to listen to others and communicate honestly, responsibly and professionally; verbally, written, and electronically
- Commitment to impeccability and integrity
- Commitment to CCYJ’s mission
- Experience working and communicating with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds, ability to flex communication style to multiple cultural environments
- Able to work in a team environment and has the courage to communicate openly and honestly.
- Possess a growth mindset: the willingness to be coached and to develop to increase effectiveness, collaboration, and produce results.
- High functioning sense of humor, humility, and emotional intelligence.
- Foster a culture of integrity, service, adaptability, innovation, and responsibility.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT
- This position requires manual dexterity sufficient to operate phones, computers, and other office equipment, and the ability to sit and to use a computer for significant periods of time.
- This person must speak clearly using the English language to accurately convey information.
- Generally good working conditions with little or no exposure to extremes in noises, temperature.
- Little or no safety or health hazards.
- Minimal lifting or climbing.
- Work performed in an office setting as applicable determined by activities.
CCYJ offers a benefits package that includes:
- CCYJ pays 100% of the employee premium for medical, dental, basic life, and both short‐term and long‐term disability. Employees pay the full cost to enroll dependents on medical and dental or to enroll in voluntary life.
- Transportation Allowance
- Paid Time Off: All regular employees scheduled to work 30 or more hours per week will be provided a bank of vacation time each calendar year, which can be used only for that calendar year. 20 days of vacation will be available for all full-time employees for use during the calendar year. Vacation for part time employees will be prorated, based on actual hours worked. Employees hired during the calendar year will be provided a pro-rated amount based on their hire date.
- Sick Leave: All employees are eligible for sick and safe leave. Full time employees (40 hours per week) will be provided 12 days (96 hours) at the beginning of each calendar year, for use in that year. Employees working less than full time will receive a pro-rated bank, based on their anticipated work schedule for the year. Up to 40 hours of unused sick and safe leave can be carried over into the next calendar year.
- Holiday Pay, and Floating Holiday Pay: Federal Holidays, Floating holidays (2 per year) are loaded at the beginning of each calendar year.
- Sick and vacation PTO has no cash value upon exit of the company
- In addition to sick and vacation PTO, CCYJ provides care time to promote personal and family well being on a monthly basis
- CCYJ complies with all applicable leave laws in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements.
The starting salary range is $72,580-$100,740 per year.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information on our website: https://center-for-children-youth-justice.breezy.hr/
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We value a diverse workforce.