Low Income Housing Institute

Seattle , WA
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Senior Accountant

Low Income Housing Institute
Seattle, WA Full-time
Posted on April 12, 2019

Senior Accountant (Accountant II)


REPORTS TO:  Accounting Manager

HOURS: 40 hours per week. fulltime

PAY RANGE: $46,434 – 60,132 annual

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision, life/disability, retirement, vacation & sick leave

If you are a Senior Accountant with experience managing the monthly accounting close process, we want you! In addition to competitive salaries and benefits, employment at the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) puts you at the forefront of solving the homeless and housing crisis in our community. We manage 2,000 homeless and low income apartments, operate seven tiny house villages, and build one to two homeless and/or low income apartment buildings per year. Employees at LIHI experience a great sense of pride and satisfaction. We know that we make a difference. 

LIHI has about 170 employees who are supported by a nine-member Finance team. Senior Accountants have a large degree of autonomy and on a daily basis work directly with executive management, property managers, and other staff. You'll have the opportunity to exercise your strengths, recommend improvements, implement chance, and stretch your abilities. LIHI is a dynamic non-profit and we're looking for Senior Accountants who will grow with us.  

The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) develops housing opportunities for people who are low-income and/or homeless, provides technical assistance to communities and other non- profits, and advocates for housing justice.


The Senior Accountant is responsible for performing finance and accounting functions for LIHI, Partnerships, and LLCs. This is a non- exempt position.

  • Reconcile balance sheet accounts and ad hoc reconciliations.
  • Process journal entries and accruals.
  • Process month-end and year-end closing.
  • Financial Statements preparation.
  • Assist with annual budgets.
  • AP processing and knowledge of cash requirements.
  • AR/cash receipts processing and reconciliation of rent rolls.
  • Prepare schedules on monthly, quarterly, annual basis and organize audit work papers.
  • Understand Grants and Contracts for the projects.
  • Actively contribute information to streamline procedures.
  • Manage flow of paperwork in department
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of 2 years experience as a staff accountant with a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, or other related fields. Experience may be substituted.
  • The ideal candidate is one who has previous accounting experience in AP, AR, month end closing, financial analysis, reconciliation, variance analysis, budgets, forecasting, and quarterly reporting.
  • Experience with accounting systems and property management systems preferred.
  • Experience in real estate, construction, property management, or nonprofit accounting preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills. Ability to learn quickly, work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Flexible and willing to work evenings/weekends during busy times. Ability to teach other staff members. Must be a motivated a team player.
  • Self-starter with good problem solving skills and ability to interact and communicate positively and successfully with all levels of the organization.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Word required.
  • Ability to interact with senior management.
  • Must pass criminal background check and drug screen.

This is a unionized position, represented by Local 8 of the Office of Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU).

If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. Application forms can be used as a substitute to a cover letter and resume, but are not required during the first step of the application process. Applications are available on the LIHI website at www.lihi.org, may be obtained in person at the office, or will be mailed to you by phone request at (206) 443-9935 ext 0. All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:


The Low Income Housing Institute

 Attn: Human Resources

2407 1st Avenue

Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851

Or e-mailed to: hr@lihi.org



The Low Income Housing Institute is an equal opportunity employer. LIHI participates in E- Verify. Qualified women and minorities are encouraged to apply.