Senior Accountant

POSITION TITLE: Senior Accountant
SUPERVISOR: Director of Finance
LOCATION: 2515 A St., Anchorage, AK 99503
SCHEDULE: Full Time Position

POSITION SUMMARY:   Provide direct support and assistance to the Director of Finance with the accounting and financial operations, including but not limited to, ensuring all transactions are documented and processed timely, accurately in accordance with accounting policies and procedures.

Supervisor will assign tasks as needed such as journal entries, bank account reconciliations, end of period GL reconciliations, and AR/AP backup. Assist the Director of Finance with the preparation of requested reports.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The supervisor will assign any combination of tasks according to established priorities of the office:

  1. Daily analysis of cash availability
  2. Post or assist in the posting of entries to the General Ledger for:
    1. Accounts Receivable
    2. Accounts Payable
    3. Cash Receipts
    4. Cash Disbursements
    5. Cash Transfers
  3. Provide technical support to Resident Managers and other staff, including:
    1. Assist with deposit problems and
    2. Assist in training staff on correct procedures for
    3. Reconcile resident manager deposits to ledger sheets
  4. Prepare and create associated journal entries for month end reconciliations for:
    1. Bank Accounts and Escrow Accounts
    2. Property Tax
    3. Fixed Assets
    4. Insurance and Workers Comp
    5. Tenant receivables (review and correct tenant ledgers as necessary)
    6. Prepaid Rent
    7. Bad Debt Allowance
    8. Suspense Accounts
    9. Security Deposits
    10. Vacancy
    11. Other GL accounts as assigned
  5. Complete assigned accounting tasks for non-owned compliance property
  6. Assist the housing department in reviewing and correcting tenant
  7. Train other accounting staff as
  8. Accounts Receivable (backup): Prepare, input and record in the GL accounts receivable and cash receipts.
  9. Prepare wires and ACHs as
  10. Serve as backup to assigned functions of the Accounts Receivable and Payroll Specialist and the Accounts Payable Specialist.
  11. Maintain Chart of Accounts.
  12. Assist Director of Finance with the year-end financial audit preparation and
  13. Complete quarterly LTS lending internal
  14. Maintain required records, reports, and files in an organized manner.
  15. Performs records management, filing and documentation storage
  16. Maintain cordial and professional relations with all Resident Managers and all NWAK staff
  17. Perform other assigned duties as directed within the Department’s established


  1. Helps with special projects such as NeighborWorks


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education or Experience: College degree in Accounting, Finance or an appropriate field, plus a minimum of three years of experience with either Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Payroll or General Ledger.

Ability and knowledge to perform accounting duties accurately and timely. Familiarity with accounting software and ability to learn Yardi.

Language Skills: Leadership skills, active listening skills, skills for training and mentoring finance department employees, skills for writing reports and correspondence. Good public speaking skills required.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to perform accounting calculations for the organization.

Reasoning and Judgment Abilities: Ability to form goals, address practical problems and seek workable solutions. Must skillfully use good judgment and reasoning abilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations, and Certifications: must possess a current driver’s license, auto insurance, and reliable vehicle.

Other Skills or Abilities: Ability to set goals and implement procedures. Ability to present detailed financial calculations in organized documents. Ability to perform financial calculations and work with accounting databases. Experience with MS Office suite applications and possess above average skills using MS Word and MS Excel.

PREFERRED (but not required) QUALIFICATIONS: In addition to the minimum qualifications listed above, preferred qualifications include experience with Yardi and Abila MIP.


How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the NeighborWorks Alaska team, click on the links below to find out more about our current job opportunities. Once you have determined that you are qualified for an open position you may complete a job application or email your resume to [email protected]; fax it to 907-677-8483; or by mail to 2515 A Street, Anchorage, AK 99503.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The NeighborWorks Alaska staff are Gung Ho!, energetic and entrepreneurial and our culture rewards teamwork, dedication and service to others. NeighborWorks Alaska is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking applicants who can bring diverse viewpoints, experience, talents and culture to our organization’s mission of creating affordable, sustainable housing opportunities to the communities we serve.

It has been, and will continue to be a fundamental policy of NeighborWorks Alaska not to discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; national origin; age; sexual preference; disability or status as a disabled, other protected, recently separated, or Armed Forces service Medal veteran or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state or local law, with respect to recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment.