Associated Recreation Council, Seattle

Accounting Manager

The Associated Recreation Council is recruiting for an Accounting Manager. The Accounting Manager is responsible for supervising, tracking and evaluating day-to-day accounting activities. The Accounting Manager will also be responsible for establishing financial status by developing and implementing systems, collecting, analyzing, verifying and reporting information.

Starting Salary: $69,000 yearly



  • Supervise direct reports to ensure financial reporting deadlines are met, ensuring overseeing work to ensure accuracy.
  • Assist in development and implementation of new procedures and features to enhance the workflow of the department.
  • Provide training to new and existing staff as needed.
  • Handle personnel issues relating to staff conflicts, absenteeism, performance-related issues.
  • Work with each direct report to establish goals and objectives for each year and monitor and advise on the progress to enhance professional development to staff.
  • Participate in workforce planning to determine present and future staff needs.
  • Supervise, coach and evaluate direct reports’ work demonstrating desirable leadership qualities to reporting staff.
  • Facilitate individualized professional development plans for direct reports with regular coaching, training and guidance.


  • Manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department including:
    • Accounts payable/requisitions system/accounts receivable
    • cash receipts
    • general ledger
    • payroll
    • budgeting
    • cash forecasting
    • revenue & expenditure variance analysis
    • check runs
    • monitor and analyze accounting data and produce financial reports or statements
    • establish and enforce proper accounting methods, policies, and principals
    • improve systems and procedures and initiate corrective actions
    • assign projects and direct staff to ensure compliance and accuracy
    • establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions
  • Participate in organizational trainings that cover the basics in:
    • Budgeting
    • Cash handling
    • Budget Tool
    • Reading financials

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

  • Work and interact with a diverse team from all backgrounds, experiences, and skills. Provide customer service and technical support for our timekeeping system to the employees.

Team Performance

  • Work with a team of staff in Accounting.  Engage, participate and contribute to team meetings.



  • Proficiency with Windows operating system including HRIS
  • Proven knowledge of bookkeeping and accounting principals, practices, standards, laws and regulations.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to direct and supervise
  • Advanced experience with MS Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Ability to manipulate large amounts of data
  • Advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Organized, solution-oriented and detail-oriented
  • Time Management
  • Ability to work with teams
  • Ability to work through difficult situations and maintain a professional and positive attitude


BS degree in Accounting or Finance or related field. Five years in an accounting management role or a combination of experience and education.

This is a full-time, year-round, exempt, benefited position. Benefits include medical, dental and vision, 401(k), paid time off (PTO), Holidays, Life Insurance, AD&D, Employee Assistance Program.


Please provide a resume, and cover letter stating why you are the perfect candidate for this role. 

This position is open to all candidates that meet the minimum qualifications.  ARC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer and values diverse perspectives and life experiences.  Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.  ARC encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experiences.

Position opened until filled. Applications are reviewed weekly.