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Accounting Assistant (Contract)

At a Glance
Time Commitment: Part-Time, 10-15 hours/week
Experience Level: Entry-level or intermediate
Team: Finance; reports to Finance Manager with additional support from Finance Director
Hourly pay rate: $30/hour
Location: Asheville, NC (not a virtual role)
Anticipated Start Date: June 1, 2024

Please Note: This position is an hourly 1099 contractor role and is ineligible for benefits
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The Opportunity
Mountain Housing Opportunities (MHO) has delivered affordable housing solutions for income-limited homeowners and renters in and around Buncombe County since 1988. As we continue to scale our work to meet our region’s affordable housing needs, MHO is seeking a part-time Accounting Assistant. Your primary responsibilities will be to prepare and process payroll and accounts payable using internal MIP accounting software. You will also enter deposits into the accounting system as needed. You must be initiative-taking and self-directed with excellent communication skills.

Job Responsibilities

  • Review, prepare and process bi-weekly payroll using internal accounting software
  • Prepare and maintain payroll records
  • Prepare and make federal and state tax deposits each payroll period
  • Prepare and enter direct deposits into employee checking accounts bi-weekly
  • Distribute employee pay stubs each payroll period
  • Prepare and file W-2’s and 1099’s at year end
  • Review, reconcile, and enter invoices into the accounting system for payment to vendors
  • Perform weekly or bi-weekly check runs as needed
  • Enter deposits into accounting system as needed

Reports to: Finance Manager


  • Proven basic knowledge of accounting principles
  • Basic understanding of accounts payable/invoice pay functions
  • Ability to calculate, and manage tax reporting
  • Good math skills and the ability to spot numerical errors
  • Excellent data entry skills
  • High degree of accuracy and diligence
  • Organizational skills
  • Proficiency in meeting deadlines
  • Ability to manage sensitive, confidential information

2-year associate degree in accounting, 4-year Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or a minimum of twenty- four credit hours in accounting or related field or equivalent work experience.

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Alternatively, please send your resume via email to info@mtnhousing.org or via mail to:
Mountain Housing Opportunities
Attn: Accounting Assistant
64 Clingman Ave., Ste 101
Asheville, NC 28801


Equal Opportunity Employer
MHO provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws. MHO complies with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination of employment in every location in which MHO has employees.

About Us
Founded in 1988 by volunteers, Mountain Housing Opportunities is the regional nonprofit leader in developing and preserving safe, stable, and affordable housing in Buncombe County and beyond. MHO serves more than 2,000 households each year in western North Carolina through affordable rental homes, essential home repair, the construction and sale of new affordable homes, and down payment assistance. MHO’s mission is to build and improve homes, neighborhoods, communities, and lives, and build hope and dignity in the people we serve. MHO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and operates as a Community Development Housing Organization (CHDO) and a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI).

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