Senior Accounting Manager

Full time
Locationcalifornia Calendar05/02/2019   Full time

People's Self-Help Housing (PSHH) is looking to hire a motivated and experienced Senior Accounting Manager to oversee the fiscal department team and operations related to the Property Management services.

With a mission to build affordable homes, with site-based services that offer opportunities to change lives and strengthen communities, Peoples’ Self-Help Housing is a the largest nonprofit developer on California’s Central Coast. We serve low income working families, farmworkers, seniors and veterans and provide welcoming environments for those living with disabilities and for the formerly homeless. Along with building and managing beautiful and accessible neighborhoods in San Luis, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, we offer a broad array of programs to promote, health, education and connections to community-based resources.

This is a full time position (40 hours per week, 5 days per week).

Salary DOE, with a very competitive benefit package including:
• Employer-paid Medical/Dental/ Vision, LTD/ STD
• Pension Plan (currently 10% salary matching contribution each year)
• Paid Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time
• Employer investment in professional education and employee wellness
• An excellent supportive staff and work environment.

• Responsible for the accounting and reporting functions of the Property Management Department.  Includes hiring, supervision, performance management and training of staff and for the assurance that all staff are in compliance with policies, procedures and internal controls.
• Supervises and trains the Accounting Manager, providing guidance on management of the broader team.
• Prepares and analyzes cash projections to identify trends and variances from forecasts for the property management department.  Conducts similar analysis for properties and other entities when requested.
• Provides account payables and Yardi system guidance and support to site managers and other staff as needed. Works with other staff (Compliance Manager, Portfolio Managers) to identify issues for training and development of appropriate training materials.
• Ensures the fiscal health of the rental properties.
• Analyzes financial results of properties managed to identify trends. Prepares internal management reports to summarize and communicate these and other results, upon request.
• Supports monthly financial reports and analyses for PSHH property management and related entity operations in a manner to provide useful information for the following stakeholders: Board, Executive Officers, Director of Property Management, Sr. Asset Manager, Portfolio Managers, and the Controller of Property Management.
• Supports the annual corporate and property budgeting process.  Provides assistance in preparing detailed budget reports for the individual properties and on a consolidated basis
• Works with department heads, site personnel, and accounting staff to explain major budget and year-over-year variances.
• Identifies issues for resolution with Yardi Client Support or other Yardi consultants. 
      -Coordinates the preparation and update of Yardi procedures manuals for implementation of Yardi best practices.
      -Assists with customization and report generation in Yardi.
      -Participates in conversion process when Yardi upgrades occur.
• Performs other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor, Director of Property Management, or Executive Officers.

• Extensive knowledge and previous responsibility for the general ledger close process, trial balance review function and financial statement compilation procedures using U.S. GAAP.
• Outstanding leadership skills, including the ability to effectively lead teams, motivate staff, hire and retain employees.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills:
      -Ability to communication effectively with Management, Portfolio and Site Managers, department heads, and staff.
      -Strong organizational and presentation skills to plan, coordinate, present and recap monthly meetings with internal customers.
• Strong computer spreadsheet and documentation skills required for compilation, analysis, and management review of large quantities of data.
• Proven Microsoft office software and general computer proficiency required.
• Attention to detail and accuracy
• Commitment to deadlines, with inventive approaches to resolving conflicts, if they arise
• Willingness to share knowledge with others; team player mentality
• Strong sense of responsibility and ownership of assigned functions, procedures and tasks
• Flexible enough to take on new tasks and rearrange priorities
• Strong desire to learn the affordable housing industry and its specific accounting and reporting requirements.
• Minimum of 5 years’ accounting/financial analysis experience, preferably in a non-profit organization or in real estate/property management industry.
• Minimum 3 years’ supervisory experience of accounting staff and financial analysts.
• Minimum 2 years’ of audit support experience with coordination of auditor documentation requests and timely responses to questions that arise.
• Yardi property management software experience highly desirable, particularly in the Financial Manager, Affordable and Residential menu options.
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field.
• Must have a valid CA driver's license with proof of insurance and access to a reliable vehicle.

To apply, send resume and application to:
• Email:
• Fax: 805.544.1901
• Mail: Attn: HR, 3533 Empleo Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Application can be downloaded at: