Staff Accountant

Howard Center
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Location: Chittenden County,
About the Job

We value the many contributions of our staff, and we recognize that every person, every job, contributes to the well-being of the children, adults, and families we serve. I hope you will consider joining one of our many teams to make a difference in the lives of so many of our neighbors and community members.”

Bob Bick, Chief Executive Officer

Click the link below to learn how Howard Center helps change lives:


Staff Accountant

Perform a key role in the effective and efficient functioning of the Agency’s accounting operations. This role supports the monthly close process, performs monthly account and bank reconciliations, and supports other team members, peers, and managers. This is an entry level general accounting role that is the foundation for more advanced accounting positions.


  • Reviews, analyzes, and reconciles general ledger accounts
  • Prepares monthly journal entries related to various general ledger accounts
  • Supports the Agency’s audit functions
  • Prepares accounting work papers to support assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Makes recommendations to strengthen internal control structure and improvements to current processes.
  • Respond to questions from other team members, peers and managers.
  • Completes monthly Bank Reconciliations for collective client representative payee accounts, payroll, and operating accounts.


  • One year of general accounting or related field experience
  • Must be very proficient in Microsoft Excel and word
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP. Goal oriented
  • Strong analytical and organization skills
  • Works efficiently within tight deadlines and priorities in a dynamic environment
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team player
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Motivated to achieve functional objectives set to high standards


  • Full-time (37.5 hours)
  • Non-exempt
  • Starting at $24.43 an hour
  • We offer a competitive salary commensurate to experience


  • Generous time off starting at 36 days of combined time off per year for full-time employees (and increasing with years of service); pro-rated for positions 16 hours or more
  • Comprehensive BCBS Medical with 80% agency-paid premium support for individuals, couples, and families (pro-rated for part time). This Point of Service Plan features no deductible.
  • Two Dental options through Delta Dental
  • Vision Insurance
  • Employer 401(k) contributions
  • Employer Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term and Long Term Disability insurance
  • Medical & Childcare Flexible Spending Account
  • Childcare Stipend
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee referral program with financial payment
  • Discounted online undergraduate/graduate courses through Champlain College truED
  • Award-winning workplace wellness program including physical fitness groups for staff, financial wellness incentives, and ongoing workplace wellness advocacy and education
  • Voluntary benefits from local/international businesses: discounted gym memberships, mobile phone service, ski/snowboard passes, auto/home insurance, and more!
  • Employee referral and sign on bonus is subject to Howard Center policy.

Our Values: Clients are at the heart of our decision making. We are committed to individual and collective well-being and success. We are responsible stewards of the resources entrusted to us. We are steadfast in our practice and pursuit of excellence. 

Howard Center is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The agency’s culture and service delivery is strengthened by the diversity of its workforce.  Minorities, people of color, LGBTQIA and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  EOE/TTY. Visit “About Us” to review Howard Center’s EOE policy.

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

The Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Cabinet forms a vital part of the Howard Center's organizational structure; existing to improve the diversity, equity and inclusion performance of Howard Center through effective governance.

Howard Center CEO, Bob Bick, has put forth an inspiring vision.

“We are committed to becoming a model culture and community leader around issues of diversity, inclusion, and corporate values and responsibility. We want to ensure a welcoming, inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for our staff, the people we serve, our partners, and community. In doing this, we must face old

patterns, and in a respectful and positive way break though barriers and stereotypes, and have courageous conversations that will allow us to grow, expand, and more fully live our values and mission."

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