Staff Accountant

Job Type
Metro Housing|Boston
Contact Name
Samentha Alphonse
Contact Email
Contact Phone

1411 Tremont Street
Boston, MA
United States

Job Description


Metro Housing|Boston (formerly Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership) is a leading nonprofit dedicated to connecting the residents of Greater Boston with safe, decent homes they can afford. Metro Housing empowers families and individuals to move along the continuum from homelessness to housing stability. Serving more than 25,000 households annually, we work seamlessly to bridge the gaps among government, nonprofits, and corporations to continually increase our impact. With more than 30 years’ experience piloting and implementing housing programs, we have solidified our position as an industry-leading expert on navigating the affordable housing field.

Metro Housing|Boston’s mission:  “We mobilize wide-ranging resources to provide innovative and personalized services that lead families and individuals to housing stability, economic security and an improved quality of life.”



The staff accountant works in a team-based environment; is committed to serving our customers, is primarily responsible for supporting the Rental Assistance Program activities; performs various accounting related functions; processing rental assistant payments to landlords; processing emergency assistance payments, and assists with agency projects.


REPORTS TO: Accounting Manager




•             Process monthly, bi-monthly, and as needed check runs for rental assistance payments

•             Complete monthly MRVP billing

•             Maintain accounting records by making copies, scanning, and filing documents

•             Provide customer service to internal and external customers, auditors, and management

•             Reconciles bank statements by comparing statements with general ledger and resolving any discrepancies

•             Assist with monthly general ledger process; preparations, entries, proofs

•             Prepare monthly invoices with backup documents as needed

•             Maintain and update various subsidiary records: spreadsheets, logs

•             Maintain organized filing systems, work areas, record keeping

•             Attend off-site training as required

•             Full understanding of the Rental Assistance Software Applications relative to accounting processes

•             Add adjustment payments as need to Rental Assistance Software

•             Verify and enter direct deposit information in the Rental Assistance Software, respond to inquiries by managers regarding information

•             Assist in team cross training programs

•             Ability to investigate questionable data and recommends actions to resolve discrepancies

•             Other duties as assigned




•             Minimum Associates degree in accounting or related field preferred, or 2+ years comparable work experience

•             Nan McKay HCV Financial Accounting & Reporting Specialist certification required

•             Able to perform a variety of general accounting support and reporting skills in an accounting department

•             Verifying the accuracy of invoices and other accounting documents or records

•             Sensitivity to the needs of a diverse, low income population. Demonstrated ability to handle emotionally stressful situations and manage conflict

•             Ability to manage several tasks at once, anticipate and identify solutions that are creative, innovative and flexible

•             Competency in Microsoft applications including Word, Excel, Outlook and Financial Software. Organizational, verbal and written communication skills a must

•             Attention to detail




Salary:  $50,540 and excellent benefits. Please see website:

Application Instruction

TO APPLY:                           Resume and cover letter to:

                                              Human Resources

                                              Metro Housing|Boston

                                              1411 Tremont Street

                                              Boston, MA 02120