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Accounting Assistant (Portland)

1605 NE 45th Avenue

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compensation: $36,025.60 to $55,432.00 Annually
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

About Home Forward:
Home Forward's
mission is to provide shelter and support for our neighbors in need.

We believe that when it comes to ending the cycle of poverty, nothing is more powerful than providing people a home. A street address and a roof over one's head, yes. Also a haven: a shelter from life's storms and a safe place to raise a family. A place to store belongings. More importantly — a place to belong.

Home Forward is the Housing Authority of Portland and promotes, operates and develops affordable housing and is a community leader in creating public commitment, policy and funding to preserve and develop affordable housing.

To learn more about Home Forward, please visit our website at

Position Summary:

The Accounting Assistant supports Home Forward's strategic and operational objectives in the following way: To perform responsible office, administrative, and accounting duties within an assigned department or division; to relieve assigned manager of accounting and administrative work; to provide information and assistance to Home Forward clients, partners, and the general public; assist with processing accounts payable and reimbursement requests, receipts, invoices, and other transactions; enter and review data, and create and process documents and correspondence. In this context, the incumbent in this position will collaborate with others at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders in the consideration of significant goals, concepts, initiatives, and other activities that profoundly affect Home Forward, its employees, and the people that it serves.

This position will support the Community Services department and will be stationed at Hollywood East Apartments located at:

1605 NE 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97213


Education & Experience Guidelines: Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by accounting or business course work or training.

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible office and customer service experience, with one year of accounting experience.

Physical Demands and Working Environment: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential job functions.

Environment: Normal office setting; exposure to computer screens with some travel to attend meetings.

Physical: Incumbents require sufficient mobility to work in an office setting and operate office equipment; sit for extended periods of time; perform repetitive motion of hands and wrists.

Vision: Vision sufficient to read small print, computer screens and other printed documents.

In addition to competitive wages, some of the many benefits Home Forward employees enjoy include:
  • Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)
  • Participation in Home Forward's 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Paid parental leave
  • Public transit discounts
  • The option of two health insurance plans
  • Vision and dental insurance benefits
  • Generous vacation and sick leave time
  • 10 paid holidays
  • To Apply:
    To review the full job description or to apply, please click here. This position is represented by AFSCME Local 3135 will close on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 5:00pm or once a satisfactory number of qualified applications are received. For best consideration, apply early!

    Home Forward is committed to advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, and encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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    • do NOT contact us with unsolicited services or offers

    post id: 7002273811



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