AP/GL Accountant


AP/GL Accountant

Bastyr University has an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to join our team as an AP/GL Accountant. Based at our campus in Kenmore, Washington, this position will be responsible for AP processing and GL accounting including reconciliation, reporting and analysis for our campuses in Kenmore, Seattle, and San Diego. This position will report directly to the Director of Accounting and Financial Services.



  • Work closely with Senior Accounts Payable Accountant to manage payables processes as assigned including processing of weekly check runs

  • Process vendor invoices, reimbursement, credit memos, credit card statements, and check requests for payment and ensure that coding, authorization and supporting documentation are processed timely and accurately

  • Assist vendors with inquiries on accounts

  • Reconcile monthly vendor statements

  • Manage vendor and employee relationships including providing training and guidance on payables processing, accounting and budgeting procedures, and work to resolve payables issues timely and collaboratively

  • Execute and manage internal controls and related procedure documentation for assigned areas

  • Other accounts payables duties as assigned


  • Ensure accounting records, monthly accounting close activities, and variance analyses are properly prepared, maintained and explained in a timely manner

  • Preparation of journal entries and file upload into the accounting system as needed

  • Responsible for preparing reconciliations for various general ledger accounts such as prepaid expenses, accounts payable, accruals, payroll and benefits, taxes and/or other areas as assigned

  • Preparation of supporting schedules and variance analysis as assigned

  • Assist with managing the accounting and reporting processes related to capital expenditures including fixed asset purchase order processing. Work closely with management to ensure proper project management tracking, accounting and related reporting processes are executed accurately and timely in accordance with GAAP

  • Ensure month-end accounting close processes, reporting and analysis are executed accurately and timely in accordance with GAAP

  • Manage internal controls and related procedure documentation for assigned areas

  • Preparation of annual audit schedules and facilitation of audit testing for financial and operational audits as needed

  • Other duties as assigned

    • Associated Degree in Accounting or at least two years of experience in an accounting or finance related environment

    • Non-profit and/or higher education experience a plus

    • MIP and/or Microix Workflow systems experience highly desirable

    • Ability to enter data accurately and quickly with excellent attention to detail

    • Ability to work under pressure, managing multiple tasks and deadlines

    • Ability to communicate effectively both in written and verbal communications

    • Excellent customer service skills including the ability to work cross-functionally with vendors, department heads, staff, faculty and students in a highly collaborative work style

    • Strong organizational and time management skills

    • Ability to prepare clear, concise accounting schedules, reports and analyses for management

    • Ability to identify process improvements to streamline processes, including implementing and utilizing technological systems and tools to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of accounting processes

    • Intermediate to advance skills in Microsoft Excel and Word

Please submit cover letter, resume and three references to jobs@bastyr.edu and include job #18-057 and job title in subject line. Successful candidate will also be required to pass a criminal background check. EEO. Open until filled.

Job Title: 
AP/GL Accountant