Senior Property Accountant

Skid Row Housing Trust (the “Trust”) is a nationally recognized nonprofit corporation that produces, preserves, and operates supportive housing in and around downtown Los Angeles. The Trust serves the poorest and most vulnerable people in Los Angeles, including homeless individuals and those who may become homeless. Our VISION is that all residents of downtown Los Angeles have a home that is affordable and safe.

The Trust develops, manages and operates affordable homes for the homeless in the Los Angeles area. The Trust is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that owns and operates 26 properties and is developing two properties that will be in operation in the next two years. Most of the properties receive subsidies under the Section 8 program through the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles.


The Senior Property Accountant will assist the Director of Finance and Accounting with accounting, cash management, payroll, budgets, audits, bookkeeping and financial reporting of Skid Row Housing Trust (the Trust) entities. The duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Review and analyze the monthly properties’ financial statements as prepared by the Staff Accountant;
  • Maintain financial records for the projects in development, and provide financial reports as needed by the Development Department;
  • Reconcile and record intercompany transactions between the Trust and its related entities;
  • Monitor cash reserves and perform bank transfers as needed;
  • Correspond with outside auditors and tax professionals in preparing supporting schedules and providing other documentation as requested by auditors and tax professionals;
  • Monitor and maintain internal control in accounting and throughout the organization;
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance and Accounting.

Supervisory Responsibilities
The Senior Property Accountant will supervise the Accounting Staff, as needed.


  • As a professional in the department, the incumbent may be expected to assume responsibility for projects, initiatives or research outside of daily duties;
  • Performs related duties as required.


These are general guidelines based on the minimum experience normally considered essential to the satisfactory performance of this job. Individual abilities may result in some deviation from these guidelines.
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, skills and/or abilities required. Individuals must be able to take initiative, and make good decisions under pressure. Individuals must be able to get along with employees and colleagues.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or Business Administration required;
  • Minimum of 5-7 years professional experience, preferably in affordable housing, federal low-income housing and homeless services programs, construction accounting, nonprofit accounting, and property management.

Language Skills

  • Ability to read, write and speak English;
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations;
  • Ability to write clear reports and other types of business correspondence;
  • Ability to comprehend and effectively manage daily assignments;
  • A proven ability to interact well with all levels in an organization and to work as a productive team member;
  • Able to communicate effectively with people from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Mathematical Skills

  • Ability to analyze and monitor financial statements and budgets and other reports;
  • Ability to work with basic mathematical concepts as applied to accounting such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutions;

Reasoning and Critical Thinking Skills

  • Ability to apply logical thinking to effectively manage and solve problems, research and recommend resolution of unusual issues; and
  • Effectively handle situations with complex variables where only limited information exists.

Computer Skills

  • Computer literacy to include moderate to high typing skills, ability to work with Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel and the ability to learn new software, as needed;
  • High level of competence with accounting spreadsheet, database and word processing, knowledge of Yardi Voyager and/or QuickBooks software is required.

Other Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to take direction and accept constructive criticism from the Director of Finance and Accounting;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality;
  • Flexible and adaptable to work plan changes and organizational changes;
  • Ability to prioritize a heavy workload and handle simultaneous tasks, be organized and self-motivated, and possess attention to detail;
  • Ability to work in a collaborative manner as a member of a team, demonstrating at all times cooperative behavior with colleagues and supervisors and relating professionally and maintain positive relationships with colleagues and co-workers;
  • Relate professionally and maintain positive relationships with owners, regulatory agencies, the community, other professionals, vendors, residents and co-workers;
  • Maintain a professional personal appearance at all times. Ability to understand and follow posted work rules and procedures;
  • Ability to perform simple and repetitive tasks as well as complex and variable tasks.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Benefits include, two weeks annual vacation accrual, 10 paid holidays, 10 sick days accrual; company-paid health, dental and vision insurance; STD, LTD, and life insurance. Voluntary benefits include: additional life insurance, critical and accidental insurance, discounted Metro TAP card, and eligibility to participate in 403(b) plan.

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Skid Row Housing Trust is an equal-opportunity employer.
Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.