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Staff Accountant

For Champlain Housing Trust

Responsible for maintenance of general ledger and preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for a portfolio of CHT Owned properties, tax credit partnerships, condo associations and co-ops. Responsible for property management transaction processing and related problem solving. Shares responsibility for posting property deposits and reconciling bank statements. May perform assigned tasks in support of corporate accounting as well.

Essential Job Duties:

  • General ledger - maintain general ledger and produce monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements for a portfolio of CHT Owned properties, tax credit partnerships, condo associations and co-ops.
  • Review and reconcile property activity between multiple software applications, including month-end processing, problem solving with property managers and support for reporting.
  • Maintain fixed asset schedules.
  • Support Property Management in miscellaneous billing and reporting for partnerships.
  • Posting property deposits.
  • Prepare assigned portions of property budgets.
  • Provide financial statement analysis of budget to actual variances.
  • Provide support for annual audits of property portfolio.
  • Perform assigned tasks in support of corporate accounting activities.
  • Other duties as assigned. 
Jan 11, 2021
Qualifications: Associates degree in accounting or a related field is required. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is strongly preferred. A minimum of 3 years of experience working in a professional environment required, with 5 years or more strongly preferred; A combination of education and experience may be considered if required skills and knowledge are demonstrated. Experience compiling financial statements according to GAAP is required. Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, financial software, and standard office technology are required. Experience using Sage MIP and/or Onesite Accounting are preferred. Must be technologically savvy and capable of working effectively and efficiently in both an office and remote work environment (remote work is applicable only during Covid-19). Commitment to CHT’s membership based model of community controlled and permanently affordable housing. Must have reliable transportation and ability to pass a criminal background check. Competencies: Strong understanding of and experience applying Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Strong attention to detail, accuracy, efficiency, self-motivation, organization, and time-management skills. Proficiency with financial software applications, Microsoft Office suite, computer applications and technology. Ability to consistently communicate effectively verbally and in writing, and maintain a positive, collaborative attitude under pressure. Strong commitment to meeting or exceeding deadlines and maintaining a high level of confidentiality and professionalism. Physical and Mental abilities: The Accountant must have the physical and mental abilities to perform the essential job duties listed above. However, reasonable accommodation may be extended to help perform those duties. The job entails long periods of sitting at a desk. There may be prolonged periods of computer work. While performing the essential duties of this job the Accountant may have to use hands and fingers, walk, stand, reach, or lift up to 25 pounds.
Associates degree in accounting or a related field is required. Bachelor’s degree in accounting or a related field is strongly preferred
Burlington (NOTE: This position is currently primarily working from home due to Covid-19, but will revert to office-based work when risk levels subside.)
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