Accounting Specialist - Finance Job at Austin Habitat for Humanity, Austin, TX

  • Austin Habitat for Humanity
  • Austin, TX

Job Description

Austin Habitat for Humanity is the forward-thinking Affordable Homeownership provider in the Austin area. Through faith in action, we engage the community in building homes, community, and hope. Join our service-oriented team to help build a better Austin.
Seeking to put God’s love into action, Austin Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope.

A world where everyone has a decent place to live.

Forward Thinking
Service Oriented


  • 100% employer-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term, long-term disability
  • 12 paid holidays/year
  • 10 paid vacation days/year
  • 10 paid sick days/year
  • 3 personal time off days/year
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with employer contribution
  • 20% employee discount on ReStore purchases


As a member of the Finance/Admin team reporting to the Controller, the Accounting Specialist will assist in entering information into the accounting system for the preparation of the monthly financial statements for both internal and external users. This position will also ensure policies and procedures are followed.   In addition:

  • Prepare invoices according to contract specifications and post payments accordingly
  • Perform banking transactions, including wiring and transferring funds
  • Process full cycle accounts payable from coding and recording vendor invoices to processing payments in a timely manner
  • Communicates with vendors via phone or email to answer inquiries or clarify issues
  • Manage vendor files
  • Prepares deposits and records to accounting system
  • Generate 1099's
  • Identify areas of improvement in accounting processes and work with Finance team to improve effectiveness and efficiency of department
  • Assist with preparation of audit documents and tax returns
  • Perform other duties as assigned

The position is full-time (40 Hours per week) working Monday through Friday, with some weekends or after hours work periodically during the year.  Conditions and benefits are contained in the Employee Manual.


  • Acts as a role model within and outside the Agency
  • Adheres to Agency policy and procedures
  • Maintains a positive and respectful attitude and upholds organizational core values
  • Works in collaboration with supervisor and staff to implement organizational strategic goals
  • Demonstrates self-motivation, flexibility and efficient time management


  • Associate’s degree with significant coursework in accounting, business or related field.  Work experience in accounting may be substituted to meet the education requirement.
  • 1-3 years accounting or bookkeeping experience including accounts payable and/or accounts receivable.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with automated accounting software
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MS Office skills (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Exceptional attention to detail, confidentiality and the ability to produce high quality work
  • Great Plains / MS Dynamics
  • NetSuite
  • Squareworks AP Automation


Physical Demands:

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

Work environment characteristics described here 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 the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Please send cover letter, resume and three professional references to:


Austin Habitat Humanity

A Non-profit Organization

Job Tags

Holiday work, Full time, Contract work, Temporary work, Work experience placement, Monday to Friday,

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