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Sea Mar Community Health Centers Grant Accountant in Seattle - South Park, Washington

Sea Mar Community Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) founded in 1978, is a community-based organization committed to providing quality, comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State. Sea Mar proudly serves all persons without regard to race, ethnicity, immigration status, gender, or sexual orientation, and regardless of ability to pay for services. Sea Mar's network of services includes more than 90 medical, dental, and behavioral health clinics and a wide variety of nutritional, social, and educational services. We are recruiting for the following position:

Sea Mar is a mandatory COVID-19 and flu vaccine organization

Grant Accountant - Posting #25800

Salary Range: $70,000 - $80,000

Position Summary:

Full-time Grant Accountant position available in Seattle. The Grant Accountant performs variety of specific tasks within the accounting and administrative departments with a primary focus on federal, state, county, and city grant financial reporting and management.  The Grant Accounting Coordinator’s primary responsibility is coordinating compliance and reporting requirements among the various Sea Mar departments that receive specific grant funding.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Update and maintain grant management sub-ledger (grant accounting module) and interface into general ledger. Must track reporting requirements and deadlines for all contracts and grants.  Prepare timely reports and invoices for all grants and contracts or coordinate with responsible parties to ensure reports are submitted. Prepare journal entries for month-end close, including the close of sub-ledgers to the general ledger. Reconcile grant revenue and receivable account (Balance Sheet/Income Statement). Investigate and resolve other general ledger account variances as assigned and assist with preparation and tracking of grant application budgets.

This is not a full comprehensive list of Duties/Responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned. Please see additional requirements below.


  • Practical knowledge of GAAP and thorough knowledge and understanding of financial systems and internal financial controls

  • Experience with automated accounting software

  • Intermediate to advanced competency in Microsoft applications including Excel, Word and Outlook

  • Knowledge of financial operations, laws and terminology

  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high degree of analytical ability

  • Ability to design, analyze, and prepare financial reports

  • Accurate with attention to detail, ability to multi-task, highly organized

  • Enthusiasm for learning and process improvement

  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced professional office environment

  • Team player and open communicator

  • Common sense

  • Self-motivated toward continuous improvement

  • Thorough understanding of accounting principles

Education and/or Experience: 

  • Bachelor degree with more than three years grants administration experience. 

  • Preferred experience with accounting processes and procedures.

  • Work experience in a mid-size to large organization (public accounting or non-profit)

  • Minimum two years’ experience demonstrating increased complexity and responsibility.

  • Must have excellent data entry skills, 10-key by touch

Language Skills:

  • Ability to read and interpret complex documents, reports and data

  • Excellent verbal communication skills to effectively communicate with staff, executive management, external auditors and other persons outside the organization with whom Sea Mar maintains a business relationship

  • Exercises sound spelling and grammar to conduct clear written communication

  • Must have the ability to assess risk and report research findings to staff, executive management or external auditors in either verbal, written or visual presentations

What We Offer:

Sea Mar offers talented and motivated people the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing community health organization. Working at Sea Mar Community Health Centers is more than just a job, it’s a fulfilling career with opportunity for advancement. The fringe benefits surpass most companies. For example, Full-time employees working 30 hours more, receive an excellent benefit package of:

  • Medical

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Prescription coverage

  • Life Insurance

  • Long Term Disability

  • Paid-time-off starting at 24 days per year + 10 paid Holidays.

We also offer 401(k)/Retirement options and an exciting opportunity to work in a culturally diverse environment. 

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, complete the online application and click SUBMIT or APPLY NOW. If you have any questions regarding the position please email Catherine Soepardi, Assistant Controller at

Sea Mar is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Posted 11/15/2023

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