Senior Accountant

  • Compass Housing Alliance
  • Seattle, WA, USA
Full Time Accounting Budgeting Finance Nonprofit

Job Description

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Senior Accountant is responsible for working with over $15 million in annual revenue from multiple sources. This role requires excellent analytical skills with a thorough knowledge of accounting principles to ensure the department creates accurate and timely financial reports and records for the organization. They must ensure accuracy and effectiveness in all the accounting tasks such as interacting with funders and providing oversight of professional and/or technical accounting staff, all with an emphasis on providing excellent customer service. Monthly activities include revenue recognition, billing, and collection for the agency’s government grant portfolio, as well as recording business rental revenue and cash receipts from donors and partners. This position will coordinate closely with Compass staff, as well as external contract monitors. The Senior Accountant will also assist in other general accounting activities including general ledger reconciliations, support of the annual audit process, and other duties as assigned.

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. We recognize the value that different perspectives and cultures bring to the organization. To learn more about the agency visit

LOCATION: Headquarters in Pioneer Square Downtown Seattle, WA
** This position has the opportunity for remote work. **
REPORTS TO: Controller
SCHEDULE: Weekdays with evenings and weekends as needed
SALARY RANGE: DOE and within Compass ranges
BENEFITS INCLUDED: Unlimited Orca Transportation Pass, Medical/Prescription/Vision, Dental, $500 Health Flexible Spending Account 4 Weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) & 10 Paid Holidays, Retirement Plan, Employee Assistance Program.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field, required.

  • CPA designation and/or master’s degree in related field, desired.

  • A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience with general accounting or government funded non-profit accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, desired. 

  • Prior work experience with Abila/MIP accounting software and Boston Post, desired.
  • Familiarity with issues of homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse, sexual assault, and/or domestic violence, desired.
  • Or equivalent combination of relevant education, certificate, continuing professional development, experience, and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

How to Apply?
Please complete an online application at

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


Auditing, Corporate Accounting, Corporate Finance, Tax