Sno-Isle Libraries

7312 35th Ave NE
Marysville , WA
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Senior Accountant

Sno-Isle Libraries
Marysville, WA Full-time
Posted on June 7, 2018

invites applications for the position of:

Senior Accountant


Location: Service Center

Pay Range: $5,536.27 - $7,612.80/month

Hours per week: 40

Job #req 12252



Job Summary

Apply accounting expertise and financial systems knowledge and skills to produce financial statements for the Library District, Library Capital Facility Areas, and other non-profit agencies served under contract with the Library District. Responsibilities include performing monthly closings, ensuring the general ledger transactions are in conformity with statutory requirements and GASB standards for entities on a cash basis of accounting, and improving the Library District’s accounting processes and system of internal controls. Efforts contribute to the fiscal soundness of Library District operations and the non-profit Library Foundation.


Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Lead the month and year end closing processes. Ensure general ledger posted transactions comply with Budget Accounting and Reporting System (BARS) standards and internal reporting norms and procedures.
  • Prepare trial balances and make closing and adjusting entries. Analyze budget variances to ensure proper account coding. Perform reconciliation of disbursement registers to reported expenditures.
  • Prepare and distribute Library District financial statements. File annual State Auditors Office financial statements for the Library District and all Library Capital Facility Areas serviced by the Library District. File other government census reports as required.
  • Manage Library Foundation's non-profit accounting, cash, financial statement preparation, and cost/benefit analysis. Oversee the adequacy of the Foundation's system of internal controls. Prepare periodic or ad-hoc Foundation fund-status reports for all fund holders. Allocate investment earnings to endowed funds in keeping with current financial management policies of the Foundation.
  • Identify and communicate budget variances, trends and issues impacting Library District financials to Administrative Services Director and department heads.
  • Assist the team with development, assessment, and implementation of accounting/financial policies and procedures and perform compliance testing on internal controls.
  • Improve the accuracy of financial system inputs and oversee the efficient processing of data within the financial system.
  • Assist in the annual budget setting process and periodic forecasts.
  • Provide back-up for cash handling activities.
  • Lead special projects as assigned by the Administrative Services Director.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are considered non-essential and include the following:

  • Prepare correspondence and reports.
  • Train new staff as needed.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned. Represent the Library at local, regional and national meetings and conferences.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures (GASB) and internal controls.
  • Ability to effectively use financial software to perform accounting, purchasing and payroll.
  • Ability to interpret financial data and apply to library operations.
  • Ability to independently identify accounting or internal control problems and initiate solutions or recommendations.
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Microsoft Office software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and internet navigation.
  • Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to apply appropriate mathematics and statistical evaluations to business needs.
  • Ability to perform data entry quickly and accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and to set priorities.
  • Ability to maintain integrity of custody of Library funds.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively.
  • Ability to speak, read, write and understand English clearly and concisely.
  • Ability to deliver presentations to a variety of public groups.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and maintain effective interpersonal skills with the public and co-workers.

Education and Experience

  • These skills and abilities typically are acquired through a combination of 3-5 years’ work experience and college course work in accounting, finance or related field. A college degree is preferred.
  • Experience in government or non-profit accounting is preferred.
  • BARS accounting and payroll experience is preferred.

Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. It encompasses rugged timberlands and suburban centers, rolling farmlands and ocean vistas. Set in the fastest-growing corner of the state, Sno-Isle Libraries serves 728,745 residents in Washington's Snohomish and Island counties through 23 community libraries, online services, and Library on Wheels.

To apply, please visit and complete the required online application.

Applications must be received by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date.