Staff Accountant (remote eligible in US only)

Compensation:  $67,725 - $72,000

Benefits: Medical HMO, dental and vision insurance is free for employees!!


Company Summary

Everyone has the right to a quality, affordable home. At Community Roots Housing, this truth drives our work. By embracing community-led development and engaging in deep-rooted partnerships, we’re fostering vibrant, equitable communities where everyone has access to safe, affordable and welcoming homes. Today, nearly 50 apartment buildings – over 2,000 residents -- we continue our commitment to build community with and for people. We are a top performing, high-capacity not-for-profit corporation with an innovative portfolio throughout the Seattle area. Our buildings have won numerous awards from HUD, Urban Land Institute, Affordable Housing Finance Magazine, Future wise and other community development awards.

We are intentional in our hiring processes, seeing it as a chance to interrupt the cycle of racial and economic injustice that limits communities from accessing employment, building skills and investing in their own leadership development. We prioritize applicants who have firsthand experience in navigating the many systems that our residents face which impede their opportunities for success, as majority low-income, LGBTQ, and people of color.


Job Summary

Community Roots Housing is looking for a Staff Accountant for our Finance department. The Staff Accountant is responsible for a variety of monthly general accounting tasks, reconciliations, and end to end financial accounting and reporting for a portfolio of approximately 10-15 residential apartment properties fully owned by CRH. This position will also assist with accounting efforts for new construction projects during their multi-year development lifecycle. The Staff Accountant must maintain a high level of collaboration in working with the team’s managers and other accountants whose work supports all properties. This position reports to the Accounting Manager for Portfolio Operations.

This position can be in person, hybrid, or remote, but must be able to work well with remote team members.  


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Follow CRH accounting policies, standard procedures, and internal controls
  • Responsible for multiple bank account reconciliations, including the main operating checking account, reserves, and security deposit accounts
  • Assist in accounting for cash receipts, disbursements, and interfund cash transfers
  • Prepare weekly cash summary report
  • Maintain CRH fixed asset module, including asset additions, disposals, and monthly depreciation processing
  • Property accountant duties for portfolio of buildings fully owned by CRH:
  • Provide accounting support for property operations staff for assigned buildings, including assistance with capital replacement reserve requests
  • Importing and reconciling tenant ledger data from RealPage property management software to the accounting system and reports
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations for bank accounts in assigned portfolio, and collaborate with portfolio managers to clear reconciling items
  • Prepare or review recurring monthly or quarterly recurring entries for portfolio, and update periodically as needed
  • Prepare financial portion of annual City reports for assigned buildings
  • Prepare support schedules for annual audits and assist with selections and follow-up requests, including assigned portfolio and general CRH accounting schedules
  • Assist with construction project accounting and tracking of funding sources and uses
  • Backup coverage for tasks as assigned, including recurring training and review of process changes
  • Other duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or equivalent combination of accounting education and work experience
  • At least 1 year relevant work experience (or 3 years if no accounting degree)
  • Experience with a complex chart of accounts
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English
  • Intermediate/Strong skills with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Teams, Outlook)
  • Experience with remote meetings and collaboration, using tools such as MS Teams and Zoom
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work independently 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of diverse personalities, cultures, and communication styles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in affordable housing or real estate development accounting
  • Experience with Abila (MIP) fund accounting software
  • Experience with RealPage or other property management software
  • Experience with SAP Concur, Conservice, and other billing software

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Community Roots Housing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates of color, LGBTQ candidates, women, candidates with disabilities and candidates of all religions and national origins are strongly encouraged to apply. Community Roots Housing is a “Ban the Box” employer. However, per Federal Department of Housing and Urban Development requirements, any candidate selected for this position must undergo a criminal history background check prior to employment.


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