Staff Accountant

Employer:
Downstreet Housing & Community Development
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Location: Washington County,
About the Job

We are currently looking for a full-time Staff Accountant to join our team!

Downstreet is seeking an enthusiastic, highly organized, and detail-oriented Staff Accountant to join our team. This role offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to our mission of providing affordable housing while assisting with the daily functions of the accounting department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Handle tenant receivables and security deposits in the accounting system, including scanning checks, preparing deposit tickets, and making bank deposits.
  • Verify that all accounts payable transactions comply with financial policies and procedures. Prepare batches of invoices for data entry, including verifying coding of each invoice by property, grant, fund, project, etc.
  • Perform monthly reconciliations for payable and receivable accounts.
  • Prepare journal entries and reconcile various general ledger accounts, such as cash, accounts receivable, fixed assets, other assets, and accruals, as required.
  • Assist in preparing monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statement reports, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Identify and assess opportunities for enhancing processes and implementing automation to streamline operations effectively.
  • Provide assistance in yearly audit preparations, including researching, compiling and verifying needed documents under direction of the Financial Controller.
  • Provide general accounting support and work on special projects as needed.

Experience and Education

  • An undergraduate degree with emphasis in accounting or equivalent and 2+ years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education, employment, and life experience.
  • Experience in non-profit and/or construction and property management accounting is preferred
  • Highly organized with a strong ability to manage priorities and deadlines and ability to manage confidential information.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, active listening skills, and problem-solving abilities.
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion and social and economic justice.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working at a computer

Compensation

The annual salary range for this position is $45,000 – $50,000, dependent on experience.

Downstreet also provides a comprehensive benefits package, which includes:

  • 403(b) with company match up to 4.5%
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Dental insurance benefits
  • Life insurance and long-term disability benefits
  • Generous paid leave allowances (vacation, sick, and personal time)
  • Short-term disability
  • Professional development opportunities

Application Instructions

Downstreet is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We are an equal employment opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status are encouraged to apply.

To apply online, please visit downstreet.org/accountant.

Please include a resume and a cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of the Downstreet team. Applications submitted without a cover letter will be considered incomplete and will not be reviewed.

 

Employer's Approach to Diversity, Equity, & Belonging

We believe that our organization is strongest when we have a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We know that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be, so we encourage all who are interested in joining us to apply when positions are available. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. Read about the initial steps we've taken in our Race, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Awareness and Action Initiative at downstreet.org/redi

Wage or Salary
$45,000-$50,000