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Property Accountant - $2000 Sign on Bonus

REACH Community Development, Portland, Oregon

Job - Non-Profit

Close Date: 02/22/2018

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A healthy community begins at home. REACH provides quality affordable housing and opportunities for individuals, families, and communities to thrive.

REACH is an equal opportunity employer that strives to create a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture.

This organization believes that each employee makes a significant contribution to our success. That contribution should not be limited by the assigned responsibilities. Therefore, this job description is designed to outline primary duties, qualifications and job scope, but not limit the employee nor the organization to just the work identified. It is our expectation that each employee will offer his/her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure the success of our endeavors.

Position Summary:

Performs a variety of accounting functions ensuring the issuance of interim financial statements based on generally accepted accounting practices.

Essential Functions/Major Responsibilities:

Process monthly general ledger close for property entities, including journal entries, account reconciliations, and financial statement preparation
Process Accounts Payable, cash receipts, and tenant ledger analysis
Report any violation of internal control policies
Process vendor 1099s annually
Update property budget templates and upload annual budgets into accounting software
Review monthly rent charges
Process recurring intercompany transactions
Provide work papers and documentation for interim and year-end audits
Complete fiscal on-boarding functions for property site staff
Serve as administrator for remote deposit functions

Required Statement:

REACH employees are expected and required to behave in a professional and courteous manner in doing REACH business and dealing with other staff, residents, and all contacts inside and outside the organization. Profanity, derogatory and abusive language is specifically forbidden.

Scope and Accountability:


Frequently, incumbent's decisions and actions moderately impact the company's revenue or operations. Decisions and actions may have a strong impact on reputation, and/or customer satisfaction.
Work under established guidelines and controls including REACH administration policies and procedures.
Operates from established and well-known procedures.
Decisions are made within established organizational guidelines with occasional variation from the norm.
Performs duties independently, but guidance and direction are available for unusual or critical situations.
Work under established guidelines and controls, including ...Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Sarbanes-Oxley and other local and national government regulations, including transportation, environmental, and Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB), Financial Accounting Standards Board, inter-company procedures, REACH's Audit Policies and Procedures and REACH's Code of Business Ethics.

Errors may result in...

Additional time required to correct errors
Incorrect payments made
Missed payment or filing deadlines
Additional costs to the organization
Incorrect financial reports
Faulty management decisions based on erroneous data
Improperly or uncompleted work
Cost or time overruns
Effect on property integrity
Incorrectly collected or applied rent monies
Resident issues or dissatisfaction
Missed opportunities

Other useful statements include:

Position involves a moderate degree of complexity in dealing with recurring work situations
Work is reviewed by supervisor
Work is reviewed on a general basis only

Supervisory Responsibility:

This section lets the employee know if they are going to be supervising anyone else. This Job is not supervisory in nature.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Possess strong knowledge of accounting and financial principles and practices, mathematical, analytical skills
Working knowledge of relevant computer programs; Microsoft Office, accounting software and property management software
Good verbal and written communication skills
Ability to effectively interact with co-workers and clients with diverse ethnic background, religious view, political affiliations, cultural backgrounds, life-styles, and sexual orientations, treating each individual with respect and dignity.
Must adhere to company policies of non-discrimination

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's degree specializing in accounting or related field; or equivalent education and experience

Preferred experience in similar setting

Interpersonal Contacts:

Contacts are made...

Both inside and outside the organization

External contacts occur with:

Other service organizations

Internal contacts occur

With all levels and areas of the organization

Contacts are made...

On own initiative and at the direction of the supervisor
Contacts made may concern confidential or sensitive information requiring the use of discretion, negotiation or persuasion
Contacts occur both face- to-face and via telephone

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Identify any job requirements that may not be standard or obvious. Examples include:

May require overtime to meet deadlines
May require evening and/or weekend meetings
Requires period of walking, standing or working in confined spaces
May require the need for frequent shifting of priorities and deadlines
Work levels tend to fluctuate with deadlines of rent receivables, audit periods or during
Must have a valid driver's license and valid liability insurance

NOTE: If the employee will be driving a REACH vehicle, this must be stated in the job description. If the employee will be using his/her own vehicle for REACH business this must also be stated. And it must be noted that the employee is required to have a valid driver's license and state applicable vehicle liability insurance.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and readily and effectively communicate. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Vision abilities required by this job include ability to effectively see within an office environment, which may include long term computer exposure, and to adjust focus accordingly.

Disclaimer Language:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time-to-time, as needed.

The company reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way the company desires. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship is "At-Will". The aforementioned job requirements are subject to change to reasonably accommodate qualified disabled individuals.

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