Director of Accounting
SL Start 23 reviews - Spokane, WA

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Director of Accounting position is an exempt position with Embassy Management Services. Embassy Management LLC is the management services for Aacres/Aspire Human Services/Imagine Behavioral and Development Services/SL Start and Associates. The purpose of this position is to oversee the full scope of accounting operations, to include the production of periodic financial reports, maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records, and a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles or international financial reporting standards. Provides management support in all aspects of accounting and oversees development and monitoring of the accounting division budget.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance from a four–year college or university or equivalent business experience and 10+ years of progressively responsible experience for a major company or division of a large corporation. Preference will be given to candidates with the CPA or CMA designations.
  • Strong experience in both the private and public accounting sectors is preferred, but not required.

    QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are needed. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Credible, ethical, full disclosure and clean criminal background and financial history.
  • Must have good GAAP and financial reporting technical skills.
  • Must be able to satisfactorily pass drug–screening test upon offer and continue to comply with drug free workplace policies.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency with applicable laws/regulations and management theories, including strong organizational skills in the areas of operations, budget and project administration; effective interface with diverse groups; effective supervisory skills.
  • Must possess strong communication and interpersonal skills; strong time management and project management skills; ability to establish work priorities and to work independently.
  • Must have demonstrated proficiency in all MS Office applications including Word, Excel, and Power Point and in Internet software.

    Manages 2 or more employees. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of this unit. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, budgeting, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND FUNCTIONS: Include the following & other duties may be assigned.

  • Maintains the company's system of accounts and keeps books and records on all company transactions and assets.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of goals, policies, priorities, and procedures to financial management, budget, and accounting.
  • Supervises and participates in preparation of various financial statements and reports. Reviews financial statements with partners.
  • Reviews and directs the processing of all accounting functions.
  • Reviews and reconciles all general ledger entries.
  • Directs and participates in cost analyses and rate studies. Prepares statements and reports of estimated future costs and revenue. Explores opportunities to reduce net operating expenses.
  • Directs internal audits involving review of accounting and administrative controls. Coordinates preparation of external audit materials and external financial reporting.

    Financial Oversight:
  • Ensure that each services operations is maintained within established financial goals.
  • Review financial statements monthly and update key staff.
  • Maintain departmental operation within established financial goals.

    Growth and Development:
  • Participate and support the Annual One Page Strategic Plans for each service line that furthers our Mission and Values resulting from a process that assesses current strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, challenges, and competitive advantage.
  • Present services in a manner that result in an Embassy Company being considered the provider of choice.
  • Provide leadership to start–up new sites which plans for site location, staffing, and program services.
  • Evaluate highest and best use of technology to improve processes and procedures and ensure program compliance and program outcomes.
  • Attend outside meetings relating to contract requirements and current issues, and communicate relevant information to the Controller as appropriate.
  • Complete Basic Orientation and attend other in–service training as recommended.

  • We Offer:
    • A fun, creative work environment
    • Paid Training
    • Advancement opportunities
    • Strong support and encouragement from upper management
    • Medical Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Long- and short-term disability
    • Supplemental Insurance products including Critical Illness and Accidental Injury (all employees 20 hours or more)
    • 401(k) plan
    • Tuition Reimbursement

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