The University of Washington’s Housing & Food Services (HFS) provides on-campus housing to over 7,800 student residents and operates over 40 dining and café locations that serve the entire campus community. In order to successfully accomplish this, we employ over 1,200 student, classified, professional staff and student staff members who work throughout HFS, providing residential and dining services to the campus, as well as additional campus services such as the Husky Card (the campus ID card), conferences and catering. We seek continuous improvements to our services and have embarked on a 15-year plan to create new housing and dining communities and enhance the residential experience for students. HFS staff members support the University's focus on the undergraduate experience through many programs and services—providing students a smooth transition to living on their own.
As reflected in our mission statement—working together to enhance student life—teamwork and service to our students and customers are at the heart of our business.
We currently have an opportunity for an Administrator for Accounting Services in our Student and Financial Services office. This position will administer the financial accounting, reporting and account reconciliation functions of the Department. The top candidate for this position must be comfortable with complex accounting systems and have a high level of knowledge to implement Government Accounting Standards Board (GASB) rulings. HFS prepares an annual audit which includes a financial report with detailed balance sheet, income statement, cash flow and discussion analysis of its financial measures. The scope of HFS activities is broad and is an ever-evolving financial environment.
This position maintains regular office hours Monday through Friday with additional demands to complete a project and/or cyclical demands and participate in special events.
The annual salary range for this position is $85,000-$95,000, plus full benefits. More information about the University’s benefits can be found here.
Manage the financial reporting, implementation and monitoring of all internal control procedures within HFS in accordance with departmental and university policies and generally accepted accounting and auditing standards.
Coordinate fiscal procedures internally and with other institutional administrators.
Prepare annual financial statement and coordinate the annual audit by outside accounting firms. Respond to external and internal audit reports and recommend changes to meet discrepancies and noncompliance.
Serve as a subject matter expert for accounting related processes and system implementation.
Manage the preparation of month-end and year-end accrual basis financial statements, in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles.
Provide proper accounting resource to HFS and implementation of procedures through various internal systems.
Direct the maintenance of accounting records, the general ledger, related sub-systems and procedures. Review the monthly reconciliation of all balance sheet accounts.
Manage the preparation of the monthly reserve expenditure reports.
Ensure the accuracy, timeliness and documentation of all financial reports and transactions.
Review recording and timely payment of debt in accordance with agreed upon payment schedule and reconciliation of long term debt balances to University records.
Provide appropriate accounting for building and equipment asset, construction and related borrowing.
Assure compliance with current sales tax, unrelated business tax and 1099-K reporting.
2 Professional Staff
REPORTS TO Associate Director for Student and Financial Services
BA degree in accounting, business, finance, or equivalent and five years of experience that demonstrates:
Success in financial statement preparation for internal and external use, thereby possessing high level knowledge of accounting principles and auditing standards.
Supervisory experience and managing accounting/financial professionals.
Ability to implement and sustain proper accounting controls.
Excellent administrative, financial, organizational and problem-solving skills.
Success working with cross-functional teams.
Success in navigating in an environment with legal constraints.
Effective teamwork both as a leader and member.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, development-oriented environment.
Commitment to continuous improvement of business operations.
Strong presentation skills for small groups as well as large, open, public meetings.
Clear and concise written communication.
Combination of forward-thinking to develop innovative business solutions while insuring the integrity of the day-to-day operations.
Successful collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
Successful supervision of staff and change management.
Equivalent education/experience may substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
Additional Salary Information: Full Benefits
About University of Washington, Housing & Food Services
HFS plays an integral role in supporting the UW’s mission by providing safe, convenient and affordable housing as well as programs that promote personal development. Students find a ‘home away from home’ in our residence halls and our single student and family housing apartment communities. We also operate restaurants, espresso bars and markets across campus.