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Join the executive team of a local non-profit with a mission to build safe, decent and affordable owner-occupied housing for low income households!

South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity, an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Accountant for our organization.  This position is full-time, M-F 9-5 with some flexibility in hours.

Benefits include: 75% of Medical; 50% of dental paid; 3% matching retirement; generous PTO; paid underground parking; professional casual work environment.

Starting salary range $40,000-45,000 DOE

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Daily accounting functions using QuickBooks, to include AR, AP and bi-weekly payroll, including quarterly and annual payroll reports
  • Monitor cash position on a daily basis and complete bank reconciliations
  • Ability to record and reconcile numerous credit card accounts in QuickBooks
  • Determine which funding source will cover specific costs, with input from ED
  • Work with Construction Superintendent to assure that documentation for development and building costs are properly received, coded and recorded in QuickBooks
  • Work with Store management to assure daily sales are properly recorded and file monthly, quarterly and annual excise tax reports
  • Track grants and prepare vouchers, providing backup documentation as required
  • Prepare all weekly, monthly and annual financial reports including needed ledger entries
  • Work with other departments to prepare and monitor annual budget
  • Keep executive management apprised of any concerns with revenue or expenditures
  • Provide support for preparation of cost proposals for organization’s grant application efforts
  • Provide support for audits
  • Maintain strong internal control procedures as indicated by affiliate financial handbook, Habitat for Humanity International, and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
  • Under the direction of the Executive Director, assure that the organization remains in compliance with all federal, state and local financial regulations
  • HR duties to include management of employee benefits
  • Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

  • Understanding of non-profit, retail and construction accounting principles and practices
  • Superior proficiency using QuickBooks accounting software
  • Superior proficiency in Microsoft Office and Windows desktop environment
  • Enthusiasm, teamwork focus and strong service orientation
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing
  • Able to follow strict confidentiality rules regarding agency staff, volunteers and clientele
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently and also be able to take direction
  • Appropriately, professionally and respectfully interact with staff, volunteers, board members, sub-contractors, vendors and client

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Five (5) years of experience in accounting using QuickBooks software, preferably in a non-profit environment
  • Experience working with retail and construction accounts a plus
  • Bachelor degree in accounting or finance preferred
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Must satisfy the completion of a background and credit check per South Puget Sound Habitat for Humanity policy, verification of business reference checks, and provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States.
  • Cover letter and resume are required.

 

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