New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity has been a part of the New Orleans community for over 30 years. In that time, the affiliate has built over 600 homes and, between 2006 and 2012, contributed more than $300 million in economic impact. NOAHH was one of the first organizations to begin rebuilding after the storms and floods of 2005, and our programs have expanded since then to meet the continuing needs of the area. The families served by our affiliate are the keepers of tradition and culture that make our city unique and the hard working people that contribute so much to our communities. To work for NOAHH is to work for the preservation and improvement of the city of New Orleans.

NOAHH currently employs about 50 staff, including AmeriCorps members, part-time, and full-time employees as construction staff, ReStore staff, and office staff. We are committed to New Orleans and the fight against poverty housing, and a highlight of the experience is the opportunity to work alongside our partner families and see the tangible results of our efforts to change lives and communities.

A/P Accountant Mortgage/Assets Home Repair Coordinator


Cover letter and resumes should be addressed to

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity Human Resources
2900 Elysian Fields Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70122

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!

Email: resumes@habitat-nola.org

New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity is a drug free workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer. NOAHH will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disability status. NOAHH is actively recruiting Section III certifiable applicants from New Orleans or the greater metropolitan area. Women- and minority-owned businesses are also encouraged to apply.


Opportunities for Employment

Home Repair Program Coordinator

Summary: The Home Repair Program Coordinator is responsible for the overall administration of the home repair program. This includes A Brush with Kindness (ABWK), Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP), Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and other home repair programs. This position will work directly with homeowners to determine their eligibility and assist them through approval, scope of work and contract completion. This role will interact with local officials and contractors.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for handling all inquiries related to the Home Repair Program.
  • Responsible for implementing the application process from determining eligibility through to contract completion.
  • Responsible for the documentation and recordkeeping for each home repair project.
  • Responsible for monthly reporting.
  • Responsible for coordinating the home repair project schedules.
  • Responsible for materiel requisitions
  • Assist with on-site assessments which includes developing the scope of work.
  • Assist with home repair projects as needed.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs
  • Required Education and Experience:
  • 4-5 years of home repair or equivalent relevant experience
  • College or vocation technical school preferred
  • 2-3 years nonprofit administrative or volunteer service preferred
  • License or other certification beneficial

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of residential construction including new, rehab and repair.
  • Working knowledge of maintaining and working safely with power and hand tools.
  • Working knowledge of construction materials and terminology.
  • Knowledgeable of protocols for addressing lead-based hazards on home sites.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.

Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Ability to adequately traverse a residential construction job site (i.e. climbing, lifting, carrying a minimum of 50 lbs. and other similar activities as required). Ability to safely use residential construction power tools. Ability to safely operate a construction vehicle (pickup truck or similar). Ability to work in all types of weather (i.e. rain, heat, cold and direct sun).

Competencies

  • Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  • Customer Focus – Builds and maintains customer satisfaction with the products and services offered by the position and department.
  • Planning/Organizing – The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.
  • Project Management – Structures and directs others’ work on projects or programs.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


Staff Accountant – A/P and Cash Receipts

Summary: The Staff Accountant – A/P and Cash Receipts performs multiple duties related to the accounting and administrative functions of the finance department. This position is responsible for all functions of accounts payables, deposits and other administrative duties within the Finance department. This role is responsible for maintaining current vendor records. This position has a thorough understanding of 1099 reporting requirements and prepares the 1099s. This position has a basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Responsibilities

  • Daily and accurate recording of all cash receipts including remote and bank deposits.
  • Accounts payable functions, including timely, and accurate processing of bills and converting receivers to invoices.
  • Maintaining the Expenditure Authorization forms and schedule including ensuring that invoice approvals are in compliance with the policy.
  • Vendor set-up including accurate 1099 classification and maintenance of current certificates of insurance and other required documents.
  • Generating and uploading the Positive Pay bank file.
  • Setup and maintenance of accurate digital files on vendors, cash receipts, checks and other required financial records in compliance with records retention policy.
  • Preparing credit applications for Chief Financial Officer’s signature.
  • Monthly reconciliation of the accounts payable aging report to the accounts payable ledger.
  • Assist Senior Accountant in compiling and preparation of financial data for grant reporting.
  • Assist with bi-weekly payroll processing.
  • Assisting with entering journal entries and monthly closing entries.
  • Accurate and timely preparation and submission of 1099 reporting.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audit.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participate in meetings and committees as required.
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • Associate’s Degree in Accounting required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience in financial management
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct and/or Paychex software preferred.
  • Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • A working knowledge of Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Payroll.
  • The ability to perform complex clerical and accounting activities.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Committed to organizational mission.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.

Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

Competencies

  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high quality, timely, and cost- effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Demonstrates commitment, resilience, and ownership.
  • Adaptability – The ability to remain fully functional by positively adapting to changing circumstances with the environment, people, procedures, strategy, etc. Holds on to the objective but is able to change their approach, view or behavior. Does not fixate on a particular approach or argument to attain a goal. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Communication – Conveys information clearly and concisely, so that an employee can understand the nature of the problem and how it is resolved. Consistently communicates status and other needed information to each employee who has requested assistance.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


Staff Accountant – Mortgages and Assets

Summary: The Staff Accountant – Mortgages and Assets performs multiple duties related to the accounting and mortgage services functions of the finance department. This position is responsible for managing all aspects of the organization’s mortgages including escrow accounts. This role is responsible for maintaining the fixed asset files, including the depreciation schedule. This position manages the credit card accounts and ensures timely filing of sales tax returns. This position interacts with current and future homeowners. This position has a basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

Responsibilities

  • Monthly reconciliation, accurate recording and reconciliation of all mortgage accounts.
  • Recording, tracking and reconciling First Time Home Buyer (FTHB) and
  • Long/Short Term Repair escrow accounts.
  • Preparing and processing Repair escrow requests.
  • Setup and maintenance of accurate digital files on mortgages, fixed assets, credit cards and other required financial records in compliance with records retention policy.
  • Recording, reconciling and processing timely payment of company credit cards.
  • Recording and submitting sales tax return.
  • Maintaining and recording the imputed interest, mortgage amortization and mortgage balances schedules.
  • Preparing second mortgage pay off statements for the Chief Financial Officer’s signing.
  • Assists with FTHB pre-closing trainings.
  • Assists with resolving homeowners’ mortgage and escrow questions.
  • Maintaining the fixed assets schedule and calculating and recording of the monthly depreciation expenses.
  • Assists Senior Accountant in compiling and preparation of financial data for grant reporting.
  • Serves as back-up for accounts payable and cash receipts.
  • Monthly responsibilities include assisting with entering journal entries and monthly closing entries.
  • Assist with the preparation of annual audit.
  • Comply with all NOAHH policies and procedures.
  • Participates in meetings and committees as required
  • Maintain professional, positive, and courteous manner.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet company needs.

Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in financial management
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct and/or Paychex software preferred.
  • Basic understanding of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • A working knowledge of mortgage services and fixed assets.
  • The ability to perform complex clerical and accounting activities.
  • Must be detail oriented, an independent worker with excellent problem solving, analytical, and organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task with a strong sense of meeting deadlines.
  • Good organizational, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must exercise strong customer service and diplomacy skills.
  • High degree of professionalism, flexibility and initiative.
  • Intermediate-level knowledge of MS Office applications, particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Committed to organizational mission.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer. Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
  • Limited travel to other company locations including Kenner Restore.

Combination of education, experience, and/or training that provides the required knowledge and skills for the position may be considered in lieu of education and/or experience at the company’s discretion.

Competencies

  • Accountability – Holds self and others accountable for measurable high quality, timely, and cost- effective results. Determines objectives, sets priorities, and delegates work. Demonstrates commitment, resilience, and ownership.
  • Adaptability – The ability to remain fully functional by positively adapting to changing circumstances with the environment, people, procedures, strategy, etc. Holds on to the objective but is able to change their approach, view or behavior. Does not fixate on a particular approach or argument to attain a goal. Is open to change and new information; rapidly adapts to new information, changing conditions, or unexpected obstacles.
  • Analysis and Problem Solving – Examines data to grasp issues, draw conclusions, and solve problems. Identifies and analyzes problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions; makes recommendations.
  • Attention to Detail – Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks. Communication – Conveys information clearly and concisely, so that an employee can understand the nature of the problem and how it is resolved. Consistently communicates status and other needed information to each employee who has requested assistance.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work: This is a full-time position of 40 hours of work and days are Monday through Friday.


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Please send a cover letter, resume and three references in a single Word or PDF document to resumes@habitat-nola.org. Salary to be commensurate with experience, and NOAHH provides a comprehensive benefits package. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, and the position will be open until filled.