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Golden West Communities, Inc. Staff Accountant in Boulder, Colorado



Join our team and help someone live their best life!:

Full-time Monday - Friday position:

Competitive Benefits Package:


To assist the Director of Finance and Sr. Staff Accountant with general ledger, accounts receivable, accounts payable, and other duties relating to the financial operations of Golden West.


1.Work as a productive member of the Finance team, maintaining a positive and professional attitude at all times.

2.Accounts Receivable

a.Prepares bank deposits.

b.Assist Accounting Assistant with preparation of monthly rent statements, as needed.

c.Submittal and tracking of PETIs and PARs for Medicaid billing and payment.

d.Preparation and processing of occupancy notifications.

e.Research dining room charges and credits for inclusion in rent billing

f.Be familiar with accounting assistant and Sr. Staff Accountant responsibilities and duties in order to provide back-up during any absences.

3.Accounts Payable

a.Processes resident move-out settlements and return of security deposits on a weekly basis to ensure compliance with all deadlines.

b.Prepares submits the bi-weekly 403b transmittals.

c.Enters processes all Golden West Foundation payables. All invoices are approved by the Director of Finance.

d.Prepares annual 1099’s for vendors.

e.Assists Accounting Assistant, as needed, with invoice entry into accounting system in conjunction with the payables schedule (1st and 15th of the month).

f.Be familiar with accounting assistant and Sr. Staff Accountant responsibilities and duties in order to provide back-up during any absences.


a.Prepares bi-weekly staff meal charges and enters into payroll system.

b.Reviews and submits bi-weekly payroll into Paycom in coordination with the Human Resources.

c.Downloads all payroll reports.

d.Prepares checks for distribution to Department Heads on paydays including signature logs. Also responsible for collecting the signed logs from Department Heads.

e.Issues any manual payroll checks including a manual check stub from Paycom to accompany the manual check. Manual checks are approved by the Director of Finance or Human Resources prior to issuing.

f.Monitors bank account balances and submits a transfer request form to the Director of Finance or Chief Executive Officer as needed to transfer funds to cover bi-weekly payroll expenditures.

5.Administrative Duties

a.As a member of the Administrative Team the Staff Accountant may be assigned various duties during building and resident emergencies and may be asked to assist other departments during times of staff shortages. Possible duties may include monitoring entrances to limit access to the building during a fire alarm or to let emergency personnel into the building, resident wellness checks (checking apartment to see if resident is home and well), assist with reception desk coverage, and assisting residents that are locked out of their apartments.

b.Processes bank reconciliations as outlined by the Director of Finance.

c.Assists with monthly close process by performing various account reconciliations as outlined by the Director of Finance.

d.Prepares the financial section of all occupancy and vacancy notices.

e.Maintains the resident data in the Dining Services point of sales system (Full Count). Prints monthly reports, reviews, and submits to accounts receivable for billing.

f.Assists in the data preparation for the annual Financial Audit and Worker’s Compensation Audit.

g.All other duties as assigned by the Director of Finance.


•Minimum High School diploma

•Three to five years’ experience in general ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

•Software experience required: MS Office with focus on Excel Word.

•Experience with web-based Payroll software.

•Ability to effectively navigate the web and use web-based software systems.

•Problem-solving skills.

•Excellent customer service skills including the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing with elders and staff members.

•Detail oriented.

•Good organizational skills.

•Flexible and able to follow directions.

•Must be able to work Monday-Friday normal business hours.

Physical Requirements:

•Must be able to lift a minimum of 25lbs, push and pull up to 50lbs.

•Must be able to sit and perform data entry on a computer for up to eight hours a day, with reasonable breaks

•Effectively communicate verbally in person and via telephone.

•Bend, squat, reach and move about the office and entire building as needed to fulfill responsibilities.


•Associate or Bachelor Degree in Accounting or related field

•Experience with Sage 50 (Peachtree)

•Experience with Paycom

•Experience with HCBS Medicaid billing and Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers

•Familiarity with Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program (LIHTC)