Job Details

Staff Accountant

Catholic Charities, PORTLAND, OR, USA 97202

Job - Corporate/Business

Close Date: 04/17/2021

Staff Accountant

Finance Department

Full-time: 40 hours/week; Non-exempt

Reports to: Accounting Supervisor

AGENCY OVERVIEW: Inspired by the transformative power of God's love, Catholic Charities, the social service arm of the Catholic Church in western Oregon, partners with the most vulnerable in the community, regardless of faith, to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Through the principles of Catholic Social Teaching, Catholic Charities of Oregon achieves lasting solutions to poverty and injustice by partnering with clients to meet their economic and educational goals, and to support their physical and social well-being. Catholic Charities of Oregon envisions a society in which all people thrive economically, socially, and spiritually; cultivate diverse, respectful, and just communities; and recognize the inherent dignity and sanctity of human life.


The Staff Accountant is responsible for daily accounting processes in the Finance Department. This position works very closely with the Accounting Supervisor and other Finance staff and is a strong, contributing member of the organization.


Prepares revenue, expense, asset, liability, and capital account entries by compiling and analyzing account information.
Reconciles financial discrepancies by collecting and analyzing account information.
Responsible for receivable tracking and posting.
Process and post contract and grant payments.
Responsible for the reconciliation of bank, credit card and loan statements.
Provide regular support for the Accounting Supervisor with the monthly closing procedures.
Provide assistance with the preparation of monthly financial statements as well as custom financial reports.
Run general ledger reports and conduct variance analysis.
Participate in trainings and coordination meetings as requested by Management.
Adherence to Catholic Charities policies and procedures.
Perform other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field or equivalent experience preferred.
Minimum 2 years' experience in accounting, finance or related field.
Strong computer skills with demonstrated proficiency (intermediate to advanced) in Microsoft Office Suite and accounting software and 10-key by touch.
Experience working with Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and Payroll functions, preferably in a nonprofit accounting office.
Knowledge and understanding of 501(c)(3) non-profit organization accounting requirements.
Demonstrate judgment and discretion in dealing with confidential matters.
Commitment to Catholic Charities mission to work in partnership with vulnerable populations to achieve lasting solutions to poverty and injustice.
Must be able to organize and prioritize work, be proactive, take initiative, follow through, and simultaneously manage multiple priorities to ensure goals are met in a timely manner. High attention to detail required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities.
Strong analytical and strategic problem-solving skills.
Ability to work well in team setting, as well as independently; be flexible and adapt well to different dynamics in a fast-paced work environment.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, as needed.
Ability to lift 40 pounds.
Driver's license preferred and ability to obtain automobile insurance at levels required by agency (100/300/100) required if driving. Occasional travel in the Portland Metro area.
Satisfactory results from criminal, civil and/or motor vehicle background check required

COMPENSATION: Compensation is commensurate with skills and experience. Competitive benefits package, including: 100% employer paid health insurance (employee portion), disability, life insurance, paid time off, 12 paid holidays, retirement plan, free parking and more.

TO APPLY: Submit your application, resume and cover letter at


For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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