PAVE was established in 1979 when Pierce County was identified as one of 6 locations within the United States to receive training regarding Special Education rights of children and parents. Thirty parents began the vision. Our mission to provide support, training, information and resources to empower and give voice to individuals, youth and families impacted by disabilities is as vital to our state now as when we began. Our annual budget is $2 million with 29 employees and 8 dedicated, passionate board members. Our workforce: 60% are in the main office on the vibrant Tacoma Community College campus, another 20% are throughout the WA State and the remaining 20% are across the nation. We are a diverse, strength-based team with lived experience, expertise and empathy who provide customer-driven services that produce outcome-based results while utilizing an extensive network of collaborative and strategic partnerships; all within a resilient, data-driven not-for-profit.

PAVE is offering a position in its Pierce County office, which is a coastal, northwest region of our state in the Puget Sound which is west of the Cascade Range and east of the Olympic Mountains. The Fiscal Manager is an essential role and the successful candidate will be a member of our Leadership Team.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Fiscal Manager is responsible for overseeing all agency finance and accounting functions including cash flow management, grant allocation, preparation of monthly and year-end financial reports, audits, form 990 tax return, and payroll. The Fiscal Manager ensures compliance with changes in accounting standards and reporting requirements. Other significant responsibilities include human services support to the Leadership Team and fiscal support for all grants and contract monitoring reviews. We are seeking a candidate who has a proven track record of delivering a high level of quality and customer service, strives to lead by example, and recognizes the value of servant leadership.

Essential Functions include:

  1. Oversee accounting operations
  2. Payroll
  3. Report preparation
  4. Audits Coordination & Tax Return Preparation
  5. Administrative functions
  6. Human Resources

Required Characteristics:

  • Knowledge and experience of GAP
  • Understanding of the Uniform Grant Guidance standards
  • Minimum 5 years payroll experience
  • Experience with nonprofit financial reporting standards
  • Experience with grant expense tracking & reporting
  • Commitment to meeting deadlines with completeness & accuracy
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines
    • Experience in using Microsoft Office Suite
    • Demonstrated ability and commitment to work effectively with individuals of diverse economic, cultural, ethnic, and social backgrounds
    • Ability to learn required technology for this position, to include cloud-based software and basic data management system
    • Valid Washington Driver’s License and proof of insurance.
    • Pass a Background Check

Preferred Characteristics:

  • Knowledge of MIP Accounting System
  • Understanding of current FASB standards
  • Five years in a similar role in the not-for-profit sector
  • Experience working with federal grant officers and grant monitors
  • Human Resources assistance and support experience
  • Ability to work remotely with dedicated home office space, including access to reliable Internet connectivity, as needed

Salary Range:

Full-time, exempt position (40 hours/week): $47,750 – $55,750 commensurate with experience, plus benefit package.

How to Apply:

Fill out our online PAVE application and include a cover letter and resume as attachments. If you are having trouble with this format, please email Only qualified applicants who submit all three elements will be considered for an interview. Open until filled and submission is encouraged by April 6, 2020.

For a complete job description, visit our employment webpage.

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For more information about Pierce County, visit our County profile and Pierce County’s Economic Development webpage.  

PAVE is an EEO employer. PAVE values diverse perspectives and life experiences. The organization encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including parents of individuals with disabilities, people who are bilingual, people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with lived experiences.

It is the policy of PAVE that all of the programs, employment practices, and activities of the organization or any of its contractors, vendors, grantees or volunteers will be conducted without regard to any person’s race, color, national origin, marital status, disabled or Vietnam era veteran status, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, HIV/AIDS, or any other protected class.