Bookkeeper – 501 Commons – Seattle, WA

The bookkeeper serves as a part of 501 Commons’ Financial Services program team. This position will be responsible for providing bookkeeping and basic accounting services to diverse group of small and medium sized non-profits in the Puget Sound area. The Bookkeeper completes basic accounting and accounting projects as assigned by the Senior Bookkeeper or Financial Services Program Manager. Completed work is reviewed by at least the Senior Bookkeeper.

Essential Functions
Delivers bookkeeping service consistent with the particular client engagement
Adheres to 501 Commons’ accounting and customer service standards
Provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail or in person
Compiles, codes, categorizes, calculates, tabulates, audits or verifies information or data
Engages in client accounting projects, consulting and clean up
Attends regular team meetings
Prepares, examines, or analyzes accounting records, financial statements, or other financial reports to assess accuracy, completeness, and conformance to reporting and procedural standards
Produces financial reports for review by supervisor prior to delivery to client

Previous bookkeeping experience and/ or relevant education.
Previous experience with non-profit organizations – a plus.
Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology
Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, evaluation of customer satisfaction
Basic knowledge of laws, tax codes, government regulations and agency rules

Engages in and demonstrates good active listening with diverse groups of clients, peers, volunteers, and supervisors
Maintains and demonstrates a customer-focus consistent with 501 Commons’ values and current program strategies and guidelines
Utilizes critical thinking skills and produces work at a high level of accuracy
Uses good time management and organization skills demonstrated by meeting or exceeding deadlines, maintains an accurate work calendar, and sufficiently anticipates task duration.
Fosters strong professional relationships with clients, peers, and supervisors
Effectively communicates with clients, peers, and supervisors in written and or verbal forms that is both timely, accurate, and complete.
Consistently acts with integrity, ethics, and high moral standards
Actively learns on the job through exposure to new challenges, professional education opportunities, team training, and learning from others
Maintains and improves technical accounting knowledge and skills by attending trainings as requested, participating in giving and receiving team training, and identifies knowledge gaps

Work Environment/Physical Demands
This position operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, copiers, and filing cabinets.

The physical demands required to successfully perform the essential functions of the job include: talking and listening; standing; walking; sitting for extended lengths of time; keyboarding; occasionally reaching and bending; and driving.

Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt (hourly) position. The salary range for this position is $20-$25 an hour, DOE. Compensation include a full benefit package, PTO and paid holidays.

Some travel within King County region is expected for this position.

Inclusiveness Statement
501 Commons is an equal-opportunity employer. We seek to recruit persons of diverse backgrounds and support the retention and advancement of diverse persons within the organization. We believe that having a board, staff, and volunteer corps with diverse personal and professional backgrounds enhances our ability to meet our mission.

501 Commons is committed to providing an inclusive workplace that includes people of diverse backgrounds and fully utilizes their talents to achieve its mission. We are committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, creed, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

How to apply

To apply, send a resume and cover letter to with Bookkeeper in the subject line.

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