Staff Accountant

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: DOE - Depends on Experience

Published

10/26/2018

Address

2113 Third Avenue
Seattle
Washington
98121
United States

Description

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an application online: https://plymouthcareers.silkroad.com/


WHY WORK AT PLYMOUTH?

Plymouth Housing's mission is to house people who have been homeless. From small beginnings in 1980, Plymouth has grown to manage 14 buildings in Downtown Seattle. Plymouth is celebrated as a national leader and pioneer in the field of permanent supportive housing. Plymouth's portfolio consists of historic and new state-of-the-art buildings. One of the joys of working at Plymouth is being surrounded by fun and dedicated teammates who are passionate about being part of the solution to our region's homelessness crisis. Join Plymouth's finance team and put your accounting skills toward a great cause.


JOB SUMMARY

Plymouth Housing is a non-profit organization which builds and operates apartment buildings for very low-income individuals and provides housing case management services for the residents. Most of our residents were formerly homeless.


Our Finance Department tracks the accounting for apartment building operations, commercial tenants, construction or renovation of buildings, social service grants, fundraising and the overall Plymouth organization. The Staff Accountant position assists with general ledger maintenance, financial statement preparation, financial reporting to funders and cash management. This position is also responsible for other accounting duties, as assigned, such as government grant accounting, payroll and donation processing. In addition, this position provides back-up for accounts payable and accounts receivable staff.


ABOUT PLYMOUTH

Plymouth Housing is non-profit organization with 160+ employees and an annual operating budget of over $21 million. Our mission is to eliminate homelessness and stabilize homeless and very-low-income people in housing by preserving, developing, and operating safe, decent, affordable housing, and by providing opportunities for homeless and very-low-income people to improve their lives. Plymouth owns and operates 13 apartment buildings in the downtown Seattle corridor, providing permanent homes to over 1,000 people.


ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

• Maintain the general ledgers for assigned properties, including handling the month-end closing of the books.

• Prepare reconciliations of general ledger accounts, as needed. Prepare bank reconciliations.

• Prepare journal entries and process intercompany billings.

• Generate and review monthly financial statements.

• Ensure that financial records are maintained accurately and are consistent with accounting standards for nonprofit agencies.

• Monitor state and federal reporting requirements. Ensure that the required reports, registrations and licenses are prepared accurately and filed in a timely manner.

• Prepare grant billings in a timely manner.

• Prepare reports for third party funders, as needed.

• Manage cash and investment accounts, keeping track of balances and anticipating cash flow needs. Monitor deposit requirements, to ensure that funder requirements are met.

• Provide back-up for operational accounting functions, such as accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

• Assist with annual budgets and periodic cash forecasts.

• Assist with annual audit requirements, including reconciliations, adjustments, closing entries and schedule preparation.

• Maintain fixed assets records, update regularly as needed.

• Maintain confidentiality and integrity of electronic and paper documents and financial information.

• Perform other work-related tasks as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance or a combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

• 1 - 3 years of experience in accounting and financial analysis.

• Familiarity with generally accepted accounting principles.

• Exhibit good judgment in making accounting choices, while seeking guidance from the Controller or Chief Financial Officer as appropriate.

• Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage deadlines; manage competing priorities; and maintain high standards for accuracy and productivity.

• Ability to quickly perform routine tasks with consistent accuracy and attention to detail.

• Ability to identify and solve problems; ability to recommend proposals for increased efficiency of operations.

• Commitment to ensuring the financial integrity of the accounting information, and ability to handle highly confidential information with discretion.

• Ability to work well with diverse populations.

• Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to coordinate the flow of information to and from staff and management, working with colleagues who possess varying degrees of financial expertise.

• Desire to work in an environment requiring teamwork, effective conflict resolution and respect for others.

• Proficient and experienced with accounting software systems, and Microsoft Office applications; particularly Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint. Must be able to work efficiently and effectively with customized databases and technology, and conduct Internet research, as needed.


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

• Experience with public funding and nonprofit accounting.

• Experience with Abila MIP Fund Accounting software.

• Experience with Bostonpost software.

• Knowledge of low-income housing development and operations.

• Experience with budgets and financial analysis.

• Experience accounting for multiple entities and funds.


BENEFITS

Excellent benefits package - Medical/Vision/Dental, 403(B) Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Subsidized ORCA Card, Health Club Membership, Life and AD&D, Supplemental and Dependent Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Flexible Benefit Plan, and benefits for domestic partners who qualify. Details at https://plymouthcareers.silkroad.com/plymouthhousing/Home/Benefits.html.


COMPENSATION

Depends on Experience


APPLICATION DEADLINE

Open until filled.


Plymouth Housing is committed to doing its work with compassion and respect for the dignity, worth, and uniqueness of all people and all cultures.


PLYMOUTH HOUSING IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. People of Color, Individuals with Disabilities, and Veterans Encouraged to Apply


HOW TO APPLY

Please submit an application online: https://plymouthcareers.silkroad.com/

Benefits

Excellent benefits package - Medical/Vision/Dental, 403(B) Retirement Plan, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays, Subsidized ORCA Card, Health Club Membership, Life and AD&D, Supplemental and Dependent Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Flexible Benefit Plan, and benefits for domestic partners who qualify. Details at https://plymouthcareers.silkroad.com/plymouthhousing/Home/Benefits.html.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement


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