CATHOLIC CHARITIES: Senior Accountant - Housing - Yakima, WA

Employer: Catholic Charities Serving Central Washington - Yakima, WA

Job Description:
You can do the work you love, be your authentic self, and make an impact in the lives of thousands. We believe in a culture rooted in community, collaboration, and growth. As an agency we are inspired by our Mission of bringing hope to life, especially those most in need.

Catholic Charities is committed to the policy of vaccination against the COVID 19 virus for all employees. We are committed to maximize safety for our employees and clients. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccination is required to work on or after October 18, 2021, consistent with Proclamation 21-15.


Medical, dental, life, flexible spending, EAP, retirement & vol benefits including vision, ltd, life insurance, critical illness, injury accident & ID theft protection. 13 paid holidays, 12 days of vacation, 8 sick days. Bereavement leave, education assistance program. Discretionary longevity award of 1.5% of annual salary starting after 5 years of service.

Position Summary:

The Senior Accountant will perform complex accounting functions including but not limited to, fiscal oversight of grants and contracts, various reconciliations, homeownership and grant reporting, fiscal compliance budgeting, report writing and data analysis. The Senior Accountant should have a good grasp of Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (GAAP). The position will research, understand, and apply State and Federal laws, agencies requirements, rules and regulations. Strong accounting and analytical skills as well as intermediate to advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required. The Senior Accountant must be able to solve complex problems, be comfortable working in various software systems and have the skills to reconcile and audit general and subledger accounts. The Senior Accountant will report directly to the Assistant Controller of Catholic Charities Housing Services.


Perform technical accounting work related to the Agencys housing construction projects. Account for pre-development and development costs for reimbursement by funding sources. Reconcile costs and draws to General Ledger.
Review and assist with Single Family home construction homeownership reporting, grant reporting and fiscal grant compliance. Reconcile appropriate custodial accounts to family accounting ledgers and cash on hand. Reconcile offset accounts to maintain accurate custodial, loan and construction account balances.
Provide technical accounting work related to the Agencys federal, state and local grants. Assist the Controller with accounting and reporting functions including but not limited to: time and effort payroll records, grant billing, reporting and reconciliation. Maintain related receivables and revenue accounts.
Assist Controller with preparation of quarterly and annual financial reports including consolidation of data from various related entities and properties.
Assist with external audits as requested
Perform accounts payable reviews
Develop and run reports in the Sage Intacct software system.
Assist with Property accounting records and financial reporting.
Perform bank reconciliations and credit card reconciliations
Assist with annual budgeting process.
Create and maintain annual forms W-9 for each entity and dba for the Housing portfolio. Obtain authorized signature and store electronically.
Create and maintain separate fiscal records to document detail as appropriate including but not limited to custodial deposit accounts for earnest money, construction loan cash, tax parcel information, contracts and agreements, fixed asset records, etc.
Perform additional duties as assigned.
Job Requirements:

The following requirements are those that are normally required for the performance of this position. Any disabled applicant who does not meet one or more of the requirements, but who can perform the essential functions of the job (with or without reasonable accommodations) shall be deemed to meet these requirements.

Physical Requirements:

This position normally requires the physical demands of standing, walking, bending, lifting, or performing other work requiring low physical exertion, talking, and hearing on a regular basis to perform the job requirements. These physical demands are required up to 80% of the time.

Non-Physical Requirements:


Bachelors degree in Accounting or additional experience to compensate for education.

3 to 5 years of related experience
Federal grant fiscal experience is desirable
Special Skills

Ability to solve complex problems
Knowledge and experience with computerized general ledger systems, spreadsheet design, database management and reporting
Intermediate to Advanced knowledge in Excel formulas and functions
Excellent verbal communication skills
Ability to be self-motivated, adaptable to change, and detail-oriented
Ability to work in a team environment
Willingness to learn new responsibilities
Ability to be self-directed and represent the agency in a professional manner
Licensure, Registration, Certification

Valid Washington State drivers license and required minimum liability insurance for WA State
CPA license, candidate or similar is desirable
Employment is conditional upon:

Being cleared by criminal background check and fingerprinting when required

It is the practice of Catholic Charities to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color national origin, gender (with or without sexual conduct), age, disability, citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Contact Person: Michael Garcia
Phone: 5099073281
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Email
Base Pay: $75,000 - $85,000/year

Posted on February 15, 2023

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