We are looking for a self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail to lead our accounting team. This position is stewarded by the founder, and supported by the staff accountant. There is opportunity for the person in this position to expand into other practice areas depending on experience and interest.
Core responsibilities include:
●Monthly close procedures for multiple clients, including journal entries, multiple entity allocations, and development of management use financial reports
● Compassionate stewardship of one or more team members
● Attending regular virtual meetings with clients
● Providing general support, training, and consulting to clients in the areas of accounting, payroll, and operations
● Supporting clients with financial audits and reviews
● Supporting the creation of tools and templates using Excel and Google Sheets
● Participating in internal business development, teambuilding, and equity work
● Supporting the founder in work delegation, project management and long term planning
Expansion opportunities include:
● Conducting public training programs
● Individual, business and nonprofit tax preparation
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Work Philosophy:The starting salary range for this position is $75,000-$80,000 depending on experience, with annual raises on January 1st and occasional bonuses.
This is a full-time, non-exempt position based on a 35hours/week schedule, except during January, March, April, and October. The expectation during those periods is 40hours/week, and occasional overtime may be required. Working hours are flexible; employees aree ncouraged to set hours that work for them as long as they are clearly communicated and the work is completed on time.
Benefits: Though Advocate Accounting is a smallc ompany, we believe it’s important to provide the best benefits we can afford. Currently, we offer the following: tax-free health insurance and medical expense reimbursements up to at least$487.50/month, retirement plan with 3% employe rmatch, 11 paid holidays including your birthday, 10 days paid vacation in first year and 20 days paid thereafter, a separate annually determined company-wide paid week off eachyear, 6.5days paid sick time, home office stipends and professional development opportunities.
About Advocate Accounting LLC
Advocate Accounting was founded in 2013 by Erin Louis, CPA and has grown to be one of the most trusted names in Seattle for complex nonprofit accounting, consulting, tax, and training. We also provide services to individuals and small businesses. More than just providing services, we are an administrative partner and extend your capacity so you can focus on your mission or business.
As a profession, accounting has a reputation for long hours and burnout. Part of this is because the work is cyclical and deadline-driven. But this is also because U.S. accounting practices took root in the violence of colonization and enslavement. Moreover, our current systems of taxation, philanthropy, and nonprofitization continue to hold back progress and reinforce top-down control and wealth hoarding. As people who profit within these systems, we make time as a team to agree on commitments that respond to, though in no way repair, this reality. We believe that there is value in using financial information to make decisions. As gatekeepers of specialized knowledge, we believe in making it accessible and sharing the language that opens doors, grant coffers, and pathways to wealth for those who have been excluded.