Accounting Director

Puget Sound ESD   Renton, WA   Full-time     Accounting
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Posted on November 10, 2020

Accounting Director

November 6, 2020

Puget Sound Educational School District seeks a highly qualified Accounting Director to join our team and lead the preparation of financial statements for the Agency; provide financial information, guidance, and recommendations to department administrators; ensure compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Government Accounting Standard Board (GASB). While this position is based in our Renton office, due to the Governor’s Stay Home, Stay Healthy order flexible work schedules are available, including telework.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts and state approved charter and private schools in Washington. Serving over 39% of Washington’s K-12 public school students, our agency provides critical services designed to ensure that our students are ready to enter school, achieve at high levels in the K-12 system, and succeed in postsecondary endeavors. We are committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education. To learn more about PSESD, visit

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, finance or in related field with progressive professional, governmental accounting experience.
  • Knowledge of GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) and GASB (Governmental Accounting Standards Board).

Preferred Qualifications

  • CPA certification and/or MBA
  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheets and/or databases.

Please note, applicants should describe their experience meeting minimum qualifications (and preferred qualifications if applicable) in cover letter and resume as part of the application and salary placement process. Unofficial transcripts are required as part of a complete application.

Location: Renton
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $100,175 - $116,172 (Salary Band Q)
Department: Administration - Business Office 

We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. Salary offers consider candidate qualifications, experience and internal equity. 


We offer comprehensive benefits:

  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 24 annual leave days per year
  • 12 sick days
  • 11 paid holidays
  • Participation in Washington State Department of Retirement System
  • Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan
  • Subsidized ORCA card
  • Free parking
  • Electric Car Charging Stations (Renton office)

Open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by Sunday, November 29, 2020. Interviews are tentatively scheduled for Friday, December 4th or Monday, December 7th.

Jobs are listed here for information only. To apply for a specific open position, you must be a registered applicant in the Fast Track Application System and apply specifically for each position for which you wish to be considered.

PSESD is committed to having a diverse workforce and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.

800 Oakesdale Avenue SW Renton, WA 98057