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Job Summary

Recent agency growth has created the need for a senior accountant to provide support for the finance department on a wide variety of accounting tasks. The senior accountant’s primary responsibility will be financial accounting operations and budget preparation and monitoring. This position involves handling highly confidential and sensitive information and interaction with staff at various levels of the organization. Independent judgment is required to plan, prioritize, and organize a diversified workload.

Job Responsibilities

General Ledger, Budgeting and Reporting

  • Assist with maintenance of systems, procedures and methods for the agency’s financial operations including record keeping, reporting and the general ledger;
  • Monitor general ledger activity for accuracy and enter journal entries into the general ledger;
  • Assist CFO with month-end close;
  • Prepare monthly financial statements including cash flow projections;
  • With the guidance of the CFO, responsible for budget preparation including entering budget into accounting system;
  • Responsible for maintaining and updating the allocation of staff to funding sources to assure grant maximization;
  • Assist with financial audits and perform other related duties as assigned by the CFO;
  • Create and utilize reports in Abila MIP Fund Accounting;
  • Prepare ad hoc reports in a timely manner as requested;
  • Prepare monthly budget versus actual reports for program managers and the executive team for planning purposes.

Grant Management:

  • Performs grants management duties for private grants (e.g. tracking of restricted and unrestricted income and expenses by public and private funders), monitors fiscal aspect of grant activities, and prepares financial reports/statements for funding sources;
  • Monitor and review transaction entry for accuracy;
  • Works with grant manager and CFO to prepare budgets for prospective funders;
  • Continuous review of grant activity to ensure grant maximization;
  • Work with senior grant accountant to prepare forecasts for grant periods;
  • Monitor timely receipts of funds, payments and responds immediately to any requests for additional information;
  • Reconciles and resolves discrepancies;
  • Work in conjunction with the CFO and program staff to revise grant budgets as approved by funder;
  • Prepare monthly grant reports for program managers, program directors, and the executive director for monitoring purposes.


  • Backup to the accounting specialist, senior grant accountant, and staff accountant;
  • Responsible for adhering to the agency’s document retention and destruction policy;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the CFO;
  • Actively participate in monthly all-staff meetings;
  • Attend professional staff trainings as scheduled;
  • Work collaboratively with agency staff and finance department;
  • Represent the agency in a professional and ethical manner;
  • Maintain an active team approach with all staff in all work-related situations and with the staff of other agencies/organizations when collaborating on shared programs/grants;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting or Business Administration degree;
  • At least three years accounting experience required;
  • Non-profit experience preferred;
  • No performance bond is required.           

Skills required:

  • High standards for accountability, confidentiality, controls, timeliness, reporting and accuracy;
  • Exceptional attention to detail;
  • Strong organizational skills;
  • Competency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Proficiency in accounting software (i.e. Abila MIP);
  • Strong knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles and accrual accounting;
  • Fund accounting experience helpful. 


  • 37.5 per week.

Housing Forward is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, national origin, or disability. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stand, walk, walk up and down stairs.