LIHI Accounting Manager



LIHI Accounting Manager

Internal Posting

POSTING DATE:     June 29, 2016

REPORTS TO:         Chief Financial Officer

HOURS:                  Full time

SALARY:                DOE / competitive

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

POSITION TYPE:    Exempt Management Position


The Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) is a private nonprofit organization that develops and operates housing for people who are low-income and/or homeless, provides technical assistance to other non-profit organizations, and advocates for housing justice. LIHI seeks a LIHI Accounting Manager who is supportive of this mission.  The organization manages a $20 million budget and approximately 1,800 apartments.



The LIHI Accounting Manager performs complex financial and operational work to support short term and long range planning and operating budgets. Coordinates the preparation of financial statements for the properties, the annual partnership audits, and financial reports to outside entities.  Supervises senior accountants and payroll.

The position is responsible for the management of the accounting for a portfolio of LIHI properties, accounting for grants, and accounting for the development of specific new properties.


Duties of the position include:


General Ledger Accounting for properties

  • Maintain subsidiary ledgers for all balance sheet accounts monthly.
  • Prepare bank reconciliations.
    • Establish a 10th of the month closing date.
  • Account for pre-development cash accounts.



Coordinate Annual LIHI Partnership Audits.

Coordinate additional audits of LIHI that might be required by investors, taxing authorities, etc.

Engage in special projects as required.

Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Five years of accounting experience.
  • Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of GAAP.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or closely related field.
  • CPA.
  • Experience in development/construction or property management or nonprofit accounting.


If interested in this position please send in a cover letter and resume. For additional information review the LIHI website at  All application materials should be mailed, faxed, or dropped off in person to:


The Low Income Housing Institute

Attn: HR Manager/accounting

2407 1st Avenue, Suite 200, Seattle, WA 98121

Fax: (206) 443-9851

E-mail to:



Closing date: Open until filled.

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

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