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Accounting Supervisor Payroll/Accounts Receivable

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Location: Seattle, WA
Days Off : Saturday, Sunday
Pay Range : $64,063 - $72,482 annually
Shift: Office Day
Insurance Benefits: Medical, Dental, Life, Long-term Disability
Other Benefits: Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Flexible Spending Account (FSA), ORCA card subsidy, Paid Time Off (34 days per year), Retirement Plan

DESC (Downtown Emergency Service Center) is a nonprofit organization working to end the homelessness of vulnerable people, particularly those living with serious mental or addictive illnesses. Through partnerships and an integrated array of comprehensive services, treatment and housing, DESC gives people the opportunity to reach their highest potential.

As the region's leading provider of services to multiply disabled, chronically homeless adults, DESC serves 2,000 people each day through a comprehensive continuum of care which includes emergency shelter and other survival services, mental health care and chemical dependency treatment, employment services and permanent supportive housing. This integrated service model is designed to help disabled homeless men and women secure and maintain appropriate, safe and affordable housing. DESC is recognized nationally and regionally as an innovator in developing solutions to homelessness.


The Accounting Supervisor works closely with the Controller and other accounting staff to maintain accurate and complete financial records for the agency. This position has primary responsibility for supervising the processing of payroll, accounts receivable, and the representative payeeship function.



  • Oversee the completion of bimonthly in-house payroll for over 600 employees and the payment of all related payroll liabilities, including IRS Form 941 and garnishments.
  • Responsible for proper rent accounting including invoicing, applying payments, and adjustments.
  • Supervise the representative payeeship function including coordination of Social Security Administration certifications and audits.
  • Recruit, mentor, train, manage, and evaluate a diverse team, keeping a strong focus on DESC's social service mission.
  • Maintain accurate accounting and administrative records for agency activity working with the Controller and other accounting department staff.
  • Identify and implement process improvements, accounting policies and procedures, and internal controls.
  • Interface with staff across the agency to problem solve and address questions related to the functional areas the position oversees.
  • Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of departmental procedures.
  • Responsible for reviewing and processing cash management and banking tasks as assigned.
  • Assist the Controller in fulfilling audit and funder financial requests.
  • Cross-train with other accounting staff as assigned.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the CHASERS database and facilitate the transfer of data between CHASERS and the accounting system.
  • Other accounting, financial management, financial analysis, and administrative tasks as assigned.



Qualification Requirements:



  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or business administration.
  • Two or more years of accounting supervision experience.
  • Coursework and four or more years of progressively responsible job experience in accounting and financial management.
  • Two or more years of job experience in nonprofit strongly preferred.
  • Computer experience; significant experience with spreadsheets and accounting software.
  • Abila MIP, ACOM, and Exact-GPS software experience preferred.
  • Careful attention to detail, and ability to work independently with a minimum of direct supervision.
  • Willingness to be flexible and work cooperatively with co-workers to accomplish all responsibilities.
  • Ability and desire to communicate and work effectively and appropriately with staff and vendors from various backgrounds and disciplines in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Ability to relate effectively to clients displaying a wide range of unpleasant and/or bizarre behaviors.
  • Demonstrated respect for diversity and commitment to developing multicultural competency sensitivity.
  • Subscribe to philosophy of cooperation and continuity across programs, and of consideration and respect for clients.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to sit, communicate with other employees and vendors, is required to lift and carry items weighing up to 25 pounds and to operate computer hardware systems. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. Considerable stress may occur.


The Downtown Emergency Service Center is committed to diversity in the workplace, and promotes equal employment opportunities for all staff members and applicants. The Agency will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, or the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability in any employment practice, unless based on a bona fide occupational qualification. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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