Senior Accountant

Company: Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH)

Location: Portland, OR

Job Function: Accounting


The Network for Oregon Affordable Housing (NOAH) is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that provides financing for the development and preservation of affordable housing throughout Oregon.  Formed in 1990 to increase the supply of safe, healthy, and stable housing, NOAH now administers over $300 million of loan capital through a growing array of loan programs to support the preservation and development of new affordable housing.

Since its founding, NOAH has steadily served as one of the leading affordable housing lenders in Oregon.  NOAH plays a unique role in the industry and our lending blends strong fundamental lending practices with the opportunity to apply creative solutions to customer challenges.  In addition to lending, NOAH actively engages in advocacy and policy work in Oregon and nationally.  We bring passion to our work because we understand that access to safe, healthy and affordable housing is the path to stability and opportunity.  NOAH is further committed to using our platform to address racial justice and social equity.

NOAH serves diverse populations and seeks candidates who reflect our communities including people of color, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Applicants with a range of work history and lived experience are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to


Job Purpose:

The Senior Accountant is responsible for office management, bookkeeping, and other lending/banking tasks. The position is responsible for ensuring the accuracy of accounts payable and receivable transactions and reporting, the general ledger, and coordinates some public sector reporting.  The position provides calculations for the Loan Servicer to use when funding loans, and reviews documentation and balances calculations made by the Loan Servicer. Work is accomplished within established and well known procedures and general supervision of the Director of Finance & Administration (DFA).




Essential Responsibilities:


  • Review Loan Servicer’s payment postings, check for accuracy and confirm Loan Servicer has correctly transfered funds between NOAH Accounts for new loans, loan sales and payoffs.
  • Disburse reserve and escrow requests for borrowers, checking for appropriate approvals using third party accounts payable system BILL.
  • Balance and input accounting work, review closing worksheets for new loans and payoffs, and coordinate new loan fundings and loan payoffs for NOAH.
  • Develop and record journal entries associated with fundings and payoffs for the DFA’s review.
  • Ongoing/proactive reconciliation of Customer Accounts
  • Act as back up to the DFA in processing semi-monthly payroll.
  • Assist the DFA in preparation of the monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements and related reports
  • Identify solutions to discrepancies in financial records.
  • Assist DFA in identifying processes, procedures and forms which can be improved.
  • Assist DFA with ensuring accounting practices are in compliance with legal guidelines and GAAP
  • Assist DFA with annual data compilation, uploading and calculation of the Oregon state OAHTC program.
  • Assemble/compile month end information for the DFA.
  • Assist the DFA in preparation of schedules and financial reports for the annual audit and mid-year compilation.
  • Protect and maintain controls over NOAH’s bank accounts and financial practices including close relationship with NOAH’s agent bank and other financial relationships.
  • Ensure appropriate knowledge of servicing software including ability to enter data/payments as required and test new product developments as needed.
  • Assist DFA in facilities & office management (f. ex. Orders office supplies. Monitor office equipment and interacts with equipment vendors as needed).
  • Special projects as assigned by DFA


Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree Accounting or equivalent education.
  • Preferred 5+ years progressive and proven accounting experience (ideally including practices related to loan processing and funding).
  • Experience in nonprofit accounting.
  • HR Certificate or willingness to grow into HR related responsibilities and certification
  • Knowledge of accounting checks, balances and reporting.
  • Strong computer skills including QuickBooks BILL and thorough knowledge of Microsoft 365 including Word and Excel including advanced skills including the ability to create pivot tables and work with vLookUps.
  • Knowledge of or aptitude to learn detailed infrastructure and user interface of FICS and SalesForce and other tools as adopted.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate activities, prioritize conflicting demands, and meet deadlines.
  • Must be highly motivated, be able to work independently or within a team and across multiple internal and external business areas, solve problems and possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Candidate is expected to demonstrate strong ethics and interpersonal relations and work as an effective, collaborative team member.

 Physical Demands/Working Conditions

  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced, time sensitive environment and manage multiple transactions simultaneously.
  • Must be able to lift and boxes of records weighing up to 25 pounds.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER — NOAH values a diverse workplace.

Compensation and Benefits

NOAH Offers a generous compensation and benefits package. The direct compensation range is $73,600 – $92,000 DOE

How to Apply

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to