Eden Housing

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Staff Accountant - EHI

Staff Accountant - EHI

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Eden Housing Properties 
Central Office - Hayward

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The Staff Accountant is expected to produce high volume of accounting work and special projects, supports Accounting Manager and Controller.  Applies principles of accounting to prepare and analyze General Ledger accounts, financial reports, and payroll and intercompany transactions. The accountant will prepare schedules and work with auditors to ensure completion of audits and tax returns of assigned projects and legal entities. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare deposits and cash receipts for corporate and development bank accounts.
  • Completes bank reconciliations for assigned projects and accounts
  • Reviews and posts accounts payable batches for corporate and managing general partner entities.
  • Coordinates with Human Resources to post payroll and benefits activity.
  • Assists in the preparation of audit, consolidation and footnote schedules for Eden Housing Inc.



  • Prepares and posts billings for management and other fees for property management and resident services.
  • Prepares invoices for reimbursable costs charges to properties.
  • Prepares monthly receivable reports and intercompany reconciliations for property management and resident services activity.



  • Prepares intercompany reconciliations for managing general partners.
  • Prepare financial reports for managing general partner entities.
  • Prepare schedules and reports as required for audits and tax return preparation of managing general partners



  • Two to Four years of college level courses with an emphasis in accounting. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent desirable.
  • Real Estate experience highly desirable.
  • Minimum 2 years accounting experience.
  • Inter-company experience.
  • Consolidation experience highly desirable
  • Ability to work with high degree of accuracy and follow-up
  • Experience in computerized accounting systems
  • Working knowledge of PC applications: Excel, Word.
  • Ability to work independently and work with changing priorities.
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Works well with others within a diversified community.



  • Perform detailed accounting work accurately.
  • Ability to work under pressure and successfully met deadlines.
  • Proven interpersonal skills and ability to communicate both in writing and verbally to individuals and groups.
  • Ability to handle shifting and multiple priorities in a fast paced, growth environment.
  • Experience working with diverse groups, i.e. staff, residents, outside contacts.
  • Commitment to the companies’ goals and philosophy.
  • Timely and accurate.



Valid California Driver’s License and insurance required.



Ability to read and comprehend written instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization. Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and distance. Ability to apply concepts such as discounts, interest, commissions, percentages and allocations to practical situations. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Physical demands include writing/typing, use of computer and paper files, answering phones, attending meetings.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



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, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.