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Why work at KCSARC?

At KCSARC, we not only value diversity – we celebrate it:  We are committed to creating a team as diverse as the communities we live in, and we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our team will be.  We are rooted in a foundation of anti-racism and equity, which must be demonstrated in word and action.  As a proud equal opportunity employer, we welcome candidates of all races, ethnicities, genders, abilities, identities, religions and ages with diverse viewpoints and experiences. We encourage veterans, LGBTQ+ and multilingual candidates to apply, along with candidates who have an EAD (Employment Authorization Document), regardless of immigration status.

Solid history, a track record of success, and innovation: The agency opened its doors in 1976, so we have a significant tenure in the field of sexual assault and a track record of successful program implementation, systems change, and direct service to clients. But we’re not a static service provider – we continue to innovate with programming such as prevention education in schools and the communities we serve, Dando Voz to reach Spanish-speaking survivors, and Project360, addressing the intersection of sexual violence and youth homelessness.

Tackle some big issues: When you work at KCSARC, you are part of a challenging and rewarding experience. We address the important issues around sexual assault, as well as some of the most critical problems facing our community right now. Many of these, such as sex trafficking and homelessness, have links to sexual violence.

As an agency, we’re committed to supporting fundraising success: Our Chief Executive Officer, 75-member staff, and 20-member Board of Directors are engaged as ambassadors. Our Board and CEO have significant fundraising involvement.

Participate in the joyful – yes, joyful! – aspects of what we do: Our work at KCSARC is hopeful and life-affirming. While there is no question that sexual assault is a serious subject, we empower victims and their families, and help them move ahead with their lives.

No better team to have by your side: KCSARC staff are positive, upbeat, talented, and passionate professionals who take pride in their work and in the role KCSARC plays in the community. The agency has a commitment to fostering workforce diversity and to encouraging innovative thinking, making for a dynamic, interesting group of people all focused on a single issue.

Sure, this work is important. So is your life outside of work: Work-life balance is valued at KCSARC and most staff are able to work flexible schedules. We provide generous benefits and opportunities for professional growth, and have been voted a “Best Place to Work” by Washington CEO magazine.

Learn more about our competitive pay and outstanding benefits. 

Current openings

Senior Staff Accountant

Hours: Full time-40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Can occasionally include evenings and weekends.

Status: Exempt

Salary: $80,000-$82,500. (5% bilingual differential)

Reports to: Chief Financial Officer

Work Location: 2 days on site; 3 days remote; negotiable.

Essential Functions:

A Senior Staff Accountant plays a crucial role within the finance and accounting department of an organization. The main responsibilities of a Senior Staff Accountant include:

  • Payroll and Benefits Administration: Process payroll bimonthly as the organization’s payroll process is interconnected with many restricted funds and needs a seasoned staff accountant to maneuver through the process. Be able to administer all benefits for over 50 employees. Reconcile all payroll liability accounts.
  • Accounts Payable: Need to process to be able to process ACHs on a biweekly basis since many of the payments are restricted to grants. Review and validate invoices to ensure legitimacy of billings and accuracy of coding.
  • Accounts Receivable: enter and apply all related revenues and submit everything according to the finance department’s needs for month end closing.
  • Month-End Close: Help aid month-end and year-end closing processes, including reconciliations, and journal entries.
  • Audit Support: Coordinate and support during annual audits. Ensure all necessary documentation is provided and assist in addressing audit findings.
  • General Ledger Maintenance: Help maintain and reconcile general ledger accounts. Ensure accurate recording of financial transactions and adherence to accounting policies.
  • Process Improvement: Identify and implement process improvements to enhance efficiency and accuracy in financial reporting and accounting operations.
  • Team Collaboration: Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, operations, and management, to gather relevant information and ensure cohesive financial reporting.
  • Ad Hoc Projects: Undertake special projects and analyses as assigned by management. Contribute to the development and implementation of financial strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
  • Over 8 years of progressive experience in accounting roles, with a focus on restricted funding.
  • Strong knowledge of Payroll and government funding.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and other relevant accounting principles.
  • Proficiency in accounting software and advanced Excel skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Preferred Experience:

  • Fluent in Sage/MIP Accounting Software or extensive experience with other accounting systems
  • Knowledge of GAAP, FASB, and GASB
  • Payroll over 50 employees
  • Ability to encourage a spirit of “serving those who serve” in the agency

Personal Competencies: 

  • Ability to read, write, and speak English.
  • Professional appearance and demeanor.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Ability to engage in critical thinking and analysis.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work with initiative, flexibility, and assertiveness.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new concepts and process quickly.
  • Ability to comfortably make judgments and decisions in the absence of a supervisor.
  • Understanding of cultural differences.
  • Ability to interface with emotionally difficult information.
  • Ability to problem solve independently and find areas of process improvement.
  • Accept and work in accordance with the Guiding Principles of KCSARC.
To apply for the Senior Staff Accountant position, CLICK HERE.

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