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29 Sep 2020

Full-Time Accounting Associate

Compass Housing Alliance – Posted by CompassHousingAlliance Seattle, Washington, United States

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Accounting Associate is a part of the Finance team and provides general accounting support. Their key responsibilities include daily and monthly reconciliation of banking and GL accounts, audit preparation and support, investigation into staff questions, as well as data entry, review, revision and preparation of accounting information and reports according to established guidelines and procedures. The Associate works collaboratively with program staff from our Client Services Office (CSO) and other Compass staff.

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The Finance Department supports the agency with accurate financial information. Specific functions include agency budget development and coordination, financial reports and reconciliation, audit preparation, accounts payable and accounts receivable management, and payroll.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION: Compass Housing Alliance develops and provides essential services and affordable housing for homeless and low-income people in the greater Puget Sound region. We envision a world in which every person lives in a safe and caring community. Compass offers an open, supportive, and challenging work environment committed to promoting the dignity and well-being of each person that we serve. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit www.compasshousingalliance.org.

LOCATION: South Lake Union and Pioneer Square (Seattle, WA)

REPORTS TO: Senior Accountant


SCHEDULE: Weekdays (37.5 hours per week. Flexible schedule with manager approval.)

SALARY RANGE: $19.50-23.50 per hour DOE

BENEFITS INCLUDE: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 11 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.


  • High School Diploma or GED required. Associate degree in Accounting or Business-related field is strongly desired. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.
  • A minimum of 2-years’ accounting experience, desired.
  • Experience working with generally accepted accounting practices and principles, desired.
  • 1 or more years’ experience with Abila/MIP accounting software, preferred.
  • Awareness and/or training around issues of equity, intersectionality, and belonging.
  • Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.

Compass Housing Alliance is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and treats all employees and applicants equally without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship, color, creed, disability, familial status, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political ideology, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, use of section 8 certificate, use of service animal, and all other groups protected by law, and promotes diversity in its workforce. Compass Housing Alliance takes affirmative action to implement programs and maintain practices and policies that eliminate barriers to equal employment opportunity. Our program is available for review by employees and applicants for employment in the Human Resources Office during regular office hours.
In compliance with the ADA Amendment Act, should you have a disability that requires assistance and/or reasonable accommodation with the job application process, please contact the Human Resources department via phone at 206-474-1100 or via e-mail at HR****@co********************.org.

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How to Apply

Please visit our website for more details and complete an application at https://www.compasshousingalliance.org/employment/

Job Categories: Equal Opportunities. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Accounting, administrative support, auditing, book keeping, finance, non-profit, and record keeping. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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