The Manufactured Housing Institute (MHI) is the national trade organization representing all segments of the factory-built housing industry. MHI serves its membership by providing industry research, promotion, education and government relations programs, and by building and facilitating consensus within the industry.
MHI’s structure includes additional related 501(c)(4) organizations – Manufactured Housing Educational Institute (MHEI), Manufactured Housing Executive Council (MHEC) and MHI-Political Action Committee (MHI-PAC).
MHI is located in the heart of Arlington VA and is easily accessible from the Rosslyn metro.
Reporting directly to the VP of Finance and Administration the Accounting and Office Assistant (the Assistant) will provide support to the accounting and administrative functions of the office. The Assistant will be responsible for general accounting functions, assist with year-end filings, General Office management, Event support (which will require travel) and assist with Database management.
This is a hands-on position in a growing sector of the housing industry. If you like to get involved and stay involved this is the right position for you.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Update check logs and enter daily deposits to the accounting system
Generate manual invoices as defined by established department procedures
Reconcile cash receipts per bank statements
Process accounts payable invoices
Review and accurately code all invoices before check run process
Audit staff reimbursements for accuracy and compliance with organization guidelines
Produce weekly check run through QuickBooks and Sage50
Maintain accounting files
Produce Year-end tax filings for 1099/1096
General Ledger and Other Finance
Maintain balance sheet reconciliation as needed and as assigned
Prepare journal entries through AP module in QuickBooks and Sage50
Assist with the month-end (financials statement) close
Assist with the year-end audit as assigned
General Office Management
Point person for property manager and office related issues
Manage the office supply levels, (order and receive supplies)
Receive and distribute incoming mail
Receive vendor deliveries
Maintain postage and copy machines
Assist with mailing publication orders received via website
Monitor the general voice mailbox for MHI
Assist off-site staff with office needs: mail, scan, fax, etc.
Responsible for the general upkeep of the common office space
Support the Executive staff on an as-needed basis
Assist with meeting material preparation, organization and shipping
Produce Business Meeting registration booklets (i.e. copy and bind materials)
Travel with staff to events to support the on-site registration function
Assist at the events as needed in all areas of the meeting (general administrative and operating levels)
Assist with raffle sales for the annual meeting
Cross train in Database management to support the Database Manager
Accurately input new or modify existing member or vendor demographic information in NetForum
Process credit card, wire and check receipts for exhibit booths and membership in NetForum
Process credit card refunds per staff or member request and direction of the VP of Finance
Travel will be required up to 5 times yearly to provide support where needed at all meetings and events (Power Point presentations, on-site registration, raffle support, etc.). Meeting and Events are held in desirable locations throughout the country. See website for more details: www.manufacturedhousing.org.
Requisite Experience and Desirable Characteristics
College degree required with degree in Finance/Accounting or related preferred
Accounting experience required
Exposure to database management functions (NetForum preferred)
Ability to organize, manage time and prioritize workload
Solid PC skills and knowledge in MS Office (Excel and Word required, PowerPoint a plus)
The ideal candidate for the position should have experience in the association or nonprofit sector and must have knowledge of MS Office Suite and experience with accounting software (Sage 50 preferred) and database management (NetForum preferred).
MHI seeks a candidate who is willing to do what it takes to get the job done. This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, mature candidate that has ambition and high energy and would like to gain experience the non-profit industry.
Willingness to learn and grow in the position. Have a “can-do” attitude.
Highly organized and detailed oriented and a sense of humor.
About Manufactured Housing Institute
Manufactured Housing Industry is the national trade organization representing all segments of the factory-built housing industry. MHI serves its membership by providing industry research, promotion, education and government relations programs, and by building and facilitating consensus within the industry.
MHI is the only national trade organization representing the factory-built housing industry. Its members come from all sectors of the manufactured and modular housing industries and include builders, lenders, home retailers, community owners and managers, suppliers, 50 affiliated state organizations and others associated with the industry. MHI members are responsible for more than 85 percent of the homes produced each year.
The organization is a trusted, partner, advocate and industry leader that provides its members with a comprehensive range of educational, operational, networking and advocacy resources they need to learn, to lead and to succeed.
Manufactured housing is an important source of affordable housing for 22 million households across the country. The factory-built housing industry produces about 70,000 homes a year and contributes around $2.6 billion to the U.S. economy.