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We have an opening on our team. HOME, Inc. is looking for an accountant.  If you are interested, resumes are due by 4 p.m. on Dec. 11, 2018 to

Position Title:  Full Charge Accountant

Unit/Organization: Administration

Reports To:  Executive Director

Date Revised: November 21, 2018

Organization Overview: Founded in 1967 through the efforts of citizens concerned about the lack of decent, affordable housing, Home Opportunities Made Easy, Inc. (HOME, Inc.) is the oldest private, non-profit housing organization in Des Moines.   HOME, Inc. believes that quality, affordable housing provides the foundation that enables people to stabilize and improve their lives.  HOME, Inc.’s mission is to create opportunities for quality affordable housing by developing affordable housing, revitalizing neighborhoods, counseling individuals and families so they obtain and retain housing, and providing education to tenants and landlords to improve rental relationships.

Position Description:   HOME, Inc.’s Accountant is responsible for implementing, managing, and maintaining the financial systems and procedures that result in achieving financial stability and accountability to HOME, Inc.’s donors and grantors.   This individual is responsible for all accounting, book-keeping, financial activity, financial data entry, transaction processing, account reconciliation, discrepancy investigation and resolution, journal entries, and financial statement preparation.   This individual is responsible for working with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff to achieve HOME, Inc.’s mission.

Benefits: Medical, dental, long-term disability and life insurance available

Leave: Generous sick, holiday, and vacation.  Paid leave December 24th—January 1st.

Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00—4:30.   Flexible schedule may be possible.

Duties and Responsibilities

Accounts Receivable:   maintain client (customer) accounts, prepare and record invoices and statements as needed, record receipts, deposit daily receipts, pull customer history and receivables reports as needed;

Accounts Payable:   maintain vendor accounts, record invoices and statements received, prepare checks, monitor cash balances, pull vendor history and payables reports as needed, maintain cash history spreadsheet of properties;

Bank Reconciliations:   reconcile all accounts (currently 7) monthly;

General Journal:   enter all needed entries to include but not limited to monthly depreciation, accrued taxes and insurance, worker’s comp breakdown, etc.;

Monthly and Annual Financial Statements:   reconcile and prepare;

Budget Preparation:   assist in the preparation of agency, job costs, program, and/or services budgets as needed;

Payroll:   process semi-monthly payroll in conjunction with a 3rd party payroll service, and enter and maintain salary and related costs and fees and benefit breakdowns in Sage.

Tax Forms:   determine which vendors need 1099’s and which clients need 1098’s and prepare and file along with 1096’s in a timely manner;

Annual Agency Audit and IRS 990:   prepare all requested worksheets, confirmations, and provide all requested documentation;

Annual Insurance Audit:   monitor proof of insurance by sub-contractors and provide a list with amounts of all payments to sub-contractors and employees;

Time Sheets:   annually determine categories needed and set up time sheets in Excel, compile monthly, quarterly, and annual time reports, determine leave carry-over and record accrued vacation.

Other Duties as Assigned


In depth knowledge of Sage/Peachtree software setup, data entry and reports;

In-depth knowledge of Excel;

Bachelor’s Degree with accounting major.   CPA preferred;

Minimum 2 years accounting experience;

Not-for-profit accounting experience a plus.

Must be accustomed to work being audited

Able to work overtime, evening and weekend hours as needed

Ability to work independently with limited guidance.

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and Board who possess varying levels of accounting knowledge.

Send resumes to 

Resumes must be received by 4:00pm, December 11, 2018

No email or telephone inquiries

HOME, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.

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