Bookkeeper - Nonprofit Housing

About Homes First:

Vision:  Our vision is one of vibrant communities where everyone has a safe and healthy home they can afford so that they have hope for a better future

Mission: We believe everyone needs a home to be successful.  Therefore, it is our mission to create and maintain safe, healthy, and affordable rental homes for those who need them most.

Since 1990, Homes First has successfully created affordable rental housing in Thurston and Mason Counties, WA. In 34 years, we have helped close to 5,000 low and very low-income community members find safe, clean, and affordable rental housing with a landlord who treats them with dignity and respect. 

Homes First has been experiencing rapid growth as we build upon our existing community housing assets.  Every year, our objective is to make a significant contribution to our region’s basic needs for affordable rental homes.  

Our Homes:

We currently have 58 properties serving almost 300 people a year.  We are currently in the process of adding six more units to our portfolio and expect to continue this pattern of growth in the coming years.

We provide rentals in single-family homes and small multiplex properties, plus shared living for people in recovery, adults with developmental disabilities, youth, veterans, people in court diversion programs, and people exiting Western State Hospital. All shared housing is provided in partnership with local service providers who add case management services for permanent supportive housing.

The Position/Your Role:

The  Homes First Bookkeeper is responsible for maintaining accurate financial records in QuickBooks Online. This role involves managing financial transactions, preparing reports, and ensuring compliance with financial regulations. The Bookkeeper will work closely with the Director of Finance and other team members to support the organization’s mission of providing affordable rental housing.

Key Responsibilities:

Financial Record Keeping - Including A/P & A/R

Bank Reconciliations & Payroll Processing

Financial Reporting - Including Compliance & Audit support

General Administrative Financial Support


Education: Associates or Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance or a related field


2-5 years bookkeeping experience, with accounting software specifically QuickBooks - desktop or online

Familiarity and comfort working with database systems and how they integrate with QB.

Ability to work with sensitive or private information with confidentiality.

Ability to work independently and effectively in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel) and the Google Workspace environment.

Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and entering data.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work under pressure. 

Must be independent, self-directed, and require minimal supervision. 

Ability to work cooperatively with staff and volunteers.

Possess excellent written and oral communication skills in English

Honest and trustworthy 

Demonstrate sound work ethics

If Contractor: Current WA State Business License and applicable insurance.

Total Compensation & Benefits:

The annual salary range for this position is $25.36 - $27.85/hour starting) depending on qualifications. Full range: $25.36-$32.70/hour

Homes First is committed to supporting all employees through internally and externally equitable salary and benefits, a commitment to equity and inclusion, and training and professional development opportunities.

The comprehensive benefits package includes:

Medical, dental, and vision benefits (annual premium paid 100% by employer)

403(b) Retirement plan with 3% employer match

Generous paid time off policy for vacation, sick, and floating holiday time

Flexible work hours

Professional development and training

Dependent medical, dental, and vision benefits available at employee cost


Signing Bonus of $500 paid after 90 days of satisfactory employment.  An added $500 for those who can communicate effectively in the Spanish language. (spoken and written).  

To Be Considered:

The position is open until filled, with a priority application review deadline of July 12, 2024

Candidate materials are reviewed on an ongoing basis, and initial interviews will be no later than  July 19, 2024, with an immediate start date if qualified.


Please go to to apply

Homes First’s Commitment to Diversity and Equity:


We are earnestly invested in dismantling the effects of systemic racism in our community. We are looking for people who are passionate about serving others: dedicated professionals to assist in fulfilling our mission and advancing our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

We embrace and practice a high standard of diversity and inclusion and strive for equity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, citizenship, national origin, veteran status, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, sex, age, status in regard to public assistance, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law.

***No walk-ins; No phone calls please. Qualified applicants will be contacted after the initial pre-qualification survey is reviewed.

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