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Position Overview 
The Accounting Assistant will work under the guidance of the Finance Director and Executive Director. They will contribute to the overall success of the organization by assisting with financial and human resources tasks as directed. 


  • Assist in maintaining accounting systems for cash management, accounts payable and receivable, credit control, and petty cash. 

  • Assist with bookkeeping functions and maintaining complete and accurate supporting information for all financial transactions. 

  • Assist in implementing and ensuring compliance with internal financial and accounting policies and procedures. 

  • Assist in gathering supporting information for the annual audit. 

  • Assist in preparation of grant billings and monitoring required client outcomes. 

  • Maintain client confidence and protect operations by upholding confidentiality. 

  • Participate in staff meetings as needed. 


  • A bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or equivalent experience in financial management. 

  • 3-5 years of experience of progressive financial responsibility. 

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles. 

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, intermediate computer literacy, and intermediate knowledge of other accounting software. 

  • The Accounting Assistant should be ethical, highly organized, have a detailed-oriented mind, and be able to communicate effectively. 


  • Full-time position.  

  • Salary commensurate with experience. UCHC offers generous medical benefits and time off. 

  • Willingness to maintain a flexible schedule of both in-office and work-from-home conditions. 

  • Schedule: 8:30 - 4:30 or 9:00 - 5:00 Monday - Friday, though some additional time may be required depending on court filings. 

  • Accommodations can be made to enable the selected candidate to perform the essential functions of this position. 

  • Expected start date: July 29, 2020. Applications are now being accepted and reviewed. 

  • Position open until filled.  

  • Perform other housing related tasks as needed and as assigned by the executive director. 



Applicant Instructions 
Interested candidates should send a resume, a completed employment application, cover letter, and three references to  

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) is a nonprofit comprehensive housing assistance organization, which has provided a variety of housing-related services to Detroit's low-income residents since 1973.

The organization has worked with tenants, homesteaders, homeowners, the homeless, community organizations rebuilding neighborhoods and providing affordable housing, religious, civil rights, labor and housing advocacy organization to improve, preserve and expand affordable housing opportunities for low-income Detroiters.

Because of its long history and significant expertise as a comprehensive housing services provider in Michigan, the organization is frequently asked to provide advice to other organizations in communities across Southeast Michigan.

All service are provided to income-eligible families and individuals free of charge.

United Community Housing Coalition (UCHC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, UCHC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, and termination. Consistent with state and federal laws, UCHC is committed to maintaining a workplace free from the abuse of drugs and alcohol.

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