Revenue Accountant



Revenue Accountant

Employment Type:

Full time


Seattle, WA

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Job Description:


The Revenue Accountant will work with over $15 million in annual revenue consisting of government grants, program & rental income, and contributions. Monthly activities include revenue recognition, billing, and collection for the agency’s government grant portfolio, recording rental revenue, and cash receipts from donors and partners. This position will coordinate closely with program managers, property managers, Development, and the Compliance Manager, as well as external contract monitors. The Revenue Accountant will also assist in other general accounting activities to include the preparation of the annual operating budget, general ledger reconciliations, support of the annual audit process, and other duties as assigned.        
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. To learn more about the agency visit
LOCATION: Headquarters in Pioneer Square
REPORTS TO: Senior Accountant
SCHEDULE: Days Monday-Friday
SALARY RANGE: DOE and within Compass ranges
Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. The employee in this position must be able to read, write, and understand English.
Grant Contract Accounting
  • Support Controller and Senior Accountant on monthly grant accounting, invoicing, and collection.
  • Work with Compliance Manager to activate, monitor, and close out contracts in the accounting system.
  • Review grant agreements and associated documents pertaining to allowable costs, with a special emphasis on federal guidelines.
  • Maintain general ledger contract codes to accurately reflect grant agreements.
  • Provide completed cost reimbursement invoices including schedule support as required by specific grant/contract.
  • Review year-to-date, invoiced amounts and flag any issues that could result in unused grant funds.
  • Monitor compliance with grant invoice submission deadlines and organization policies for record retention.
  • Prepare entry in A/R sub ledger for all grant invoices.
  • Post payments received from funders to AR; investigate differences; work with appropriate staff to resolve issues.
  • Coordinate grant billing in programs with multiple grants to comply with guidelines and organization policy.
  • Assist the Controller and  Senior Accountant with reporting for statement audits and funder monitoring visits.  
  • Analyze and explain budget variances.
Accounts Receivable and General Ledger Accounting
  • Perform monthly entry of non-grant program income from various sources.
  • Record gross potential rent for relevant programs from sub ledger and post adjustments.
  • Invoice and record revenue for various rental and contractual agreements including employees, condo members, commercial tenants, property management clients.
  • Post cash receipts from deposit slips, wire notices and bank statements to the accounting system.
  • Work with Fund Development Department to reconcile donor and accounting database revenue.
  • Prepare monthly import of third-party property management accounting records into the MIP accounting system.
  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other company employees to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate.
  • Project a favorable image of the organization in order to promote its aims and objectives, and foster and enhance public recognition and acceptance of all of its areas of endeavor.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities in a timely and effective manner in accordance with established company policies to achieve the overall objectives of this position.
  • A bachelor’s degree is strongly desired, in accounting or related field. Or relevant work experience, certificate and/or equivalent continuing professional development or education.
  • Three to five years demonstrated experience with accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, required. 
  • 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.
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.
Compass Housing Alliance
77 S Washington St
Seattle, WA, United States
Phone: 206-474-1103

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