Accounting Specialist - CHS

  • Washington, USA
  • Jun 22, 2022

Job Description


This is a Full-time position, $21.39 - $23.79/hr+DOE.

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account
  • Generous paid time off, 15 days vacation, 13 days of paid holiday's and paid sick time
  • CCS/CHS 403(b) Employee Saving Plan
  • Employee assistance program
  • Lots of room for advancement


Catholic Housing Services (CHS) believes in every person having the right to a safe, affordable place to call home. The Accounting Specialist reports to the Accounting Supervisor and is a member of the CHS Accounting Team. The CHS Accounting Team is responsible for the accounting for 50+ properties, properties that range in size, type, funding requirements, and subsidy types. CHS properties serve the most poor, vulnerable and communities of concern throughout Western Washington.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

This position assists with recording and reviewing information in the accounts payable subsidiary ledger via following department procedures. The individual that fulfills this position must be able to work in a team-oriented environment. The individual must possess sound decision-making skills, organizational skills and multi-tasking skills while working in an environment with specific deadlines.

  1. Review invoices in Avid prior to exporting to the MRI, quality control check
  2. Create journal entries in MRI to post transactions to the general ledger
  3. Prepare weekly cash requirement reporting using a combination of reports from various systems
  4. Process payments weekly including saving the supporting documentation from Avid that corresponds with the payments
  5. Distribute checks for signature following management protocol
  6. Enter manual payments and also enter and track the submission of agency credit card reconciliations
  7. Enter EFT manual payments
  8. 1099 maintenance
  9. Monitor shared email for accounts payable and respond to all vendor inquiries
  10. Reconcile vendor statements, research and correct discrepancies
  11. Maintain files and documentation thoroughly and accurately, in accordance with company policy and accepted accounting practices
  12. Assist with other projects as needed


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Qualifications which applicants must possess to be considered for the position.)
  • Associate degree in accounting from an accredited university
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in accounts payable subsidiary ledgers.
  • Experience with computerized accounting system.
  • Personal computer skills, Microsoft Office, and 10 key.
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of direct supervision, and to work on multiple projects and set priorities to meet deadlines.
  • Good communication skills and teamwork approach.
  • Attention to detail, good record keeping and file maintenance skills.
  • Ability to work within the mission, goals and objectives of Catholic Community Services and Catholic Housing Services.

  • Bachelor degree in accounting from accredited university
  • Experience with MRI.
  • Experience with Bostonpost Property Management Software.