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Purchasing and AP Compliance Manager

Puget Sound ESD
Renton, WA Full-time
Posted on November 6, 2019

Purchasing and AP Compliance Manager

PSESD is seeking a Purchasing and AP Compliance Manager to direct, plan, and coordinate Purchase to Pay accounting activities and reporting requirements. Duties will include providing and maintaining accurate financial records in the accounting system; serving as a liaison to agency staff, vendors/contractors, and state auditors; ensuring compliance with federal, state, local and/or district laws, regulations, and policies related to procurement and payment of/for goods and services; and providing supervision and oversight of the accounting activities completed by assigned staff.

PSESD is one of nine regional educational agencies serving school districts, charter schools, and state-approved private schools in Washington. Educational Service Districts, created by the legislature, are an essential regional delivery system for early learning and K-12 services in the state. PSESD is committed to becoming an Antiracist Multicultural Organization driven by equity in education.

Minimum Qualifications 

  • BA degree in a job-related field (AA/AAS Degree in a job-related field, and progressively responsible job-related work experience may substitute for BA) 
  • Prior experience supervising others

Preferred Qualifications (Cover letter should specifically address any experience meeting the preferred qualifications) 

  • Washington Association of School Business Officials (WASBO) Certification; or Certification in Public Procurement and School Accounting 
  • Experience with accounting, purchasing, and payment systems and practices 
  • Experience developing and implementing procurement and payment procedures 
  • Experience managing staff and building a team

Puget Sound ESD is committed to having a diverse workforce, and encourages all candidates meeting the minimum qualifications to apply.

This is a full-time year 'round position, based in Renton.

The anticipated salary range for this position is $77,252-$101,361/year (Salary Band = L).

Candidate offers consider experience, qualifications and internal equity. This position is open until filled; for best consideration, submit complete application by November 24, 2019.

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We attract, retain, and motivate exceptional people with an equitable and competitive compensation package. We offer comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, and vision; Washington State Department of Retirement System with current employer contribution at over 10%; employer paid life insurance; optional life insurance options; generous and flexible paid time off (24 days of paid annual leave, 12 days of paid sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year); Tax Sheltered Annuity Plan; subsidized ORCA card; and free parking.

PSESD is committed to non-discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices. The agency prohibits discrimination in all aspects of its education programs and employment practices against any employee, applicant, student, intern or volunteer because of sex, race, creed, color, national origin, language, immigrant, refugee, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy, marital status, religion, age, veteran or military status, physical, sensory, or mental disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. It is the policy of the Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) to employ persons on the basis of experience, training and merit, and to provide equal access of agency facilities to designated youth groups. Puget Sound ESD complies with applicable federal, state, and local laws as may pertain thereto. The administrator for Human Resources and Organizational Development will serve as the compliance officer for this policy and also serves as the Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer and Section 504 Coordinator.