AIA Seattle is seeking a Finance Manager to oversee and manage finance and accounting functions for our 501(c)(6) professional membership organization, AIA Seattle, and our 501(c)(3) strategic partner, Design in Public (DiP). The successful candidate will support our mission by managing and communicating the financial health and stability of AIA and DiP, while maintaining and improving our financial systems and controls.
The Finance Manager reports to the Associate Director of Growth and Operations, and is accountable for all finance, accounting, and compliance operations of the company. This includes:
Managing all elements of accounting transactions
Managing A/R and A/P
Supporting the Delivery teams to ensure proper project accounting processes and reports
Production of periodic financial reports (Monthly, Quarterly, Annual)
Working with outside entities (Accountants, Bankers, Attorneys) on financial reporting to state, local and federal entities
Maintenance of an adequate system of accounting records
Development of a comprehensive set of controls and budgets designed to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of the company's reported financial results, and ensure that reported results comply with generally accepted accounting principles and financial reporting standards.
Managing employee benefit provider relationships and onboarding
Completion of annual non-profit filings
Understanding and support of our organizational values and mission
Non-profit accounting experience in adherence with GAAP, and experience with financial statement preparation
Experience implementing systems and tools that support the accounting function
Ability to prioritize deadlines and a strong attention to detail
Commitment to working in a collaborative, inclusive work environment
Ability to communicate financial information effectively to board and staff
Four-year degree in related field or commensurate experience
General understanding of legal reporting and HR regulations for non-profits
Competent use of Office 365, Excel, Sage and Quickbooks
Additional Salary Information: AIA Seattle is committed to progressive and equitable compensation standards. We recently completed our JUST certification, and commission a bi-annual compensation study to benchmark against other area non-profits. We provide generous benefits, including fully paid health and disability insurance, 401k match of 4%, bonuses, professional development opportunities, and generous public holidays including closing the office the week between Christmas and New Year. We respect work-life balance, and allow flexible work schedules and work from home opportunities. During COVID, we are all working from home fulltime through at least August, with hopes for a slow reopening in the fall.
About AIA Seattle
AIA Seattle believes our world needs the visionary and integrative thinking of architects and
designers, and that design solutions can positively impact our communities. That is why we
champion the central role of architects in creating and sustaining a better built environment. Guided
by our values of excellence, advocacy, integrity, equity and stewardship, we prepare our profession to lead. We deploy design to make a difference, so that we are all able to do our best work in a culture of design that fosters equitable, resilient, thriving communities. Through our strategic initiative, Design in Public, we unleash the design thinker in everyone to illuminate Seattle’s challenges and ignite action.
Our home is the Center for Architecture & Design, a dynamic public space for exhibits, programs and conversations that explore design’s role in shaping cities. Our small, highly collaborative team supports flexibility, creativity, leadership and professional development. Our work is highly interactive, with members and the public coming in and out of the office throughout the day. We are member-led, and our volunteers have a lot of input over our work. We try to harness the wisdom ...and leadership of our community to expand our impact. We all participate in strategic planning and visioning for the organization. We are here because we all believe in what we are doing and are excited by the prospect of helping our members and making a difference in our city.
Our organization is working to implement thoughtful and actionable measures to advance equity,
diversity and anti-racism, and to support industry-wide culture change. While our recent statement on
racial injustice articulates our values, we recognize that action is what counts. Our frameworks for
change include the Intercultural Development Inventory and JUST, and we are a JUST-certified
organization. We are committed to environmental stewardship, and consider all our work through the
lens of environmental impact.
Growing a staff team that draws on the diverse experiences of our community, and fostering a work
culture that values all voices, is essential to our aspirations. We actively encourage applications from
people of color; immigrant and bilingual communities; people of all abilities; members of LGBTQ+ and non-binary communities; and people with other diverse backgrounds and lived experiences.