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iCAST Staff Accountant (REMOTE) in Denver, Colorado

Who we are:

ICAST (International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology) is a 501c3 nonprofit that delivers green upgrades to multifamily affordable housing (MFAH) properties to fight the affordable housing, climate change, and social equity crises. We motivate people to act, leading to results that foster local economic development, environmental stewardship, and social responsibility. By 2025, we aim to reduce utility costs for LMI (Low and Moderate Income) households by $270 Million, Carbon emission by 1.5 million tons, create 2,000 sustainable jobs, and invest over $100 Million in local communities.

Our Work Environment:

Collaborative, entrepreneurial, fast paced, inclusive, work/life balance, established career paths for certain positions, opportunities to job shadow, flexible schedules, robust onboarding, and above all passion for what we do.

Position Overview:

The Staff Accountant will assist the Controller with all accounting functions at ICAST. This includes construction and grant project accounting (AP, AR, ledgers), payroll, account analysis, variance analysis and monthly reporting.  This role partners with and supports the Controller in monitoring financial performance.


Must Have Qualifications:

  • Possess a BS in Accounting or similar degree

  • Familiarity with ERP systems, ideally Sage Intacct.

  • 3+ Years of accounting experience in a similar role that includes AP, AR, ledgers, payroll, account analysis, develop KPI variance analysis and monthly reporting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with construction related accounting functions as stated in the position overview.

  • Prior experience in an accountant role for a Non-Profit organization

  • Strong computer skills and familiarity with M365 (Office, Excel, PowerPoint etc.)

  • Exceptional organizational, communication, problem solving, research and follow-up skills

Location: Remote in the U.S.A.

Reports to: Controller

Skill Level: Intermediate to Advanced

Education: BS Degree in Accounting or related field

Areas of Expertise: Payroll regulations and processing, ERP systems, GAAP, Federal & State Grant Financial Reporting, Construction Accounting; General Ledger, Sage Intacct, KPIs, 501c3 non-Profit Accounts

Compensation: $80K DOE

Key Responsibilities:

  • Partner with team members to guide and monitor overall project/grant financial status, including allocation of personnel and costs to various grants/contracts for payroll processing.

  • Prepare monthly report with current budget to actual analysis and identify risks or opportunities. Prepare special analyses as required.

  • Contribute to monthly and year-end close processes by completing components as assigned. Includes preparing entries, reconciliations, workpapers, financial statements, and analysis.

  • Direct the design and implementation of process improvements to gain efficiency or adapt to external changes. Includes defining roles, establishing procedures, leveraging technology and creating process swim lane analysis.


  • Maintain an acute awareness of deadlines

  • Review accounting practices with emphasis on improved efficiency, accountability, and management

  • Execution of month end closing schedules

  • Development of Improved methods of reporting and information dissemination throughout organization

  • Develop KPI (key performance indicators) Variance Analysis and Reporting

This Job Description is a guide listing the key responsibilities of the Job, not an all-inclusive list.   It will be reviewed and revised periodically by management to meet the changing needs of ICAST.


  • Company Health, Dental, and Life Insurance plan for the employee at no cost! (charges will be added for spouse and family coverage)

  • Available Vision and Short-Term Disability Insurance

  • 403b Retirement Savings Plan available on day 1

  • Unlimited PTO Plan

ICAST is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff and will honor your experiences, perspectives, and unique identity. We strive to create and maintain a working environment that is inclusive, equitable and welcoming regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran or disabled status. ICAST is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer!