« Back to Job Board
Job Board
Job Title: 

Senior Accountant

Knoxville's Community Development Corporation
Job Location: 
Knoxville, TN
Salary Range: 
$52,000 to $67,000
Full Job Description: 


Under the general supervision of the Deputy Director of Finance and Administration, the Senior Accountant supports the Authority’s accounting functions in accordance with HUD accounting and auditing principles. The incumbent conducts research and provides analysis and reporting on financial and compliance measures, as requested. 


All activities must support Knoxville’s Community Development Corporation’s (“KCDC” or “Authority”) mission, strategic goals, and objectives.


The Senior Accountant may be assigned supervisory responsibility over Accountants or Accounting Technicians


The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed.

Provides guidance to and reviews the work of Accountants and/or Accounting Technicians (I/II) for accounting functions related to cash receipts, fixed assets and inventory, accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll.

Prepares detailed internal and external financial reports; prepares journal entries, reconciles accounts; maintains and reviews detailed general and sub-ledger fiscal records; reconciles bank statements; and prepares monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual financial statements as needed.

Prepares financial information in advance of HUD review by HUD and independent auditors; assists in responding to questions posed by auditors.

Maintains and prepares the accounting and reporting records for federal and state housing programs, non-federal entrepreneurial and business activities, redevelopment and development programs, and other grant programs.

Develops and reviews budgets and budget revisions for agency programs, using current data, historical data, and future projections. Compiles data into management reports.

Performs complex analyses of financial information.

Plans, develops, and assists in implementation of improved systems and methods of accounting and fiscal control; reviews and recommends modifications.

Assists in formulation and implementation of policies, procedures, and regulations.

Conducts research and special reports as assigned.

Keeps abreast of matters related to new legislation, PIH Notices, concepts, and trends relevant to the field of accounting.

Performs other related work as necessary.


Knowledge of account balancing and reconciliation practices and procedures.

Knowledge of general accounting principles and practices and KCDC programs and financial requirements.

Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, policies, and procedures that pertain to assigned area.

Knowledge of internal control procedures.

Knowledge of office practices, procedures, and equipment.

Knowledge of computer data entry procedures.

Skill in utilizing computer applications typically used in accounting operations.

Skill in accurately entering data into a computer and operating a 10-key pad.

Ability to plan and organize work to meet internal and external deadlines.

Ability to accurately maintain general ledger and subsidiary ledgers in an automated financial management system; ability to provide reports from financial records.

Ability to maintain organized files.

Ability to make arithmetic calculations and tabulations rapidly and accurately.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal customers, external customers, vendors, and the general public.


This position requires the incumbent to exhibit the following behavioral skills:

Problem Solving and Analysis: Systematically identifies, analyzes and resolves existing and anticipated problems in order to reach optimum solutions in a timely manner.

Program and Project Management: Plans, manages, and evaluates specific activities in order to deliver the desired outputs.

Strategic Capability and Leadership: Provides mission, sets direction, and inspires others to deliver on the organizational mandate. Manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement. Decisions are based on ethical and social responsible principles.

Effective Communication: Employee is prepared, clear, concise, and organized in all facets of communication in order to fully establish understanding. Actively listens and understands the audience to adapt message appropriately.  Communicates information with appropriate personnel in a timely manner.

Customer Service: Provides timely, courteous, and quality service to all internal or external customers by anticipating individual needs, following through on commitments and ensuring that our customers have been heard.

Initiative: Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges.  Actively assists others without formal/informal direction.  Possesses the capacity to learn and actively seeks developmental feedback.  Applies feedback for continued growth by mastering concepts needed to perform work.

Job Knowledge: Exhibits requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position effectively. Demonstrates knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements, and activities as they apply to the assigned organizational entity of the Authority. Uses appropriate judgment & decision making in accordance with level of responsibility.

Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness. Holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work and does fair share of work.

Teamwork: Employee balances team and individual responsibilities. Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views and gives and welcomes feedback. Contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; and supports everyone's efforts to succeed.


Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and 4+ years of experience in accounting and financial reporting.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Applicants with post-graduate degrees and/or experience in the affordable housing industry or governmental/non-profit agencies may be given preference.


Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license preferred.

Some positions may require possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to be insurable under the Authority’s automobile insurance plan at the standard rate.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the office; and attending onsite and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 25 pounds.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office environment. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. 


To Apply: 

Apply online at http://jobs.kcdc.org

Applicants will create an intial profile with contact information and work and education history.  Resume, references, transcripts, and cover letter can be attached to the profile. 

After the initial profile is completed, the applicant can select an open job to officially apply.  Applicants may apply for more than one open job, return to the site to add additional information or apply for other openings in the future. 

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, June 28, 2020
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Job Location Details: 
The Finance Division of KCDC is located in the KCDC Main Office close to Downtown Knoxville.

Sorry, this content is only available to members.

If you're a member of CLPHA, please click here to log in.

If you have not created your CLPHA.org account, it’s easy to create one. Click here for step-by-step instructions.

You can also click here to watch a webinar site tour that shows CLPHA members how to create website accounts for themselves and provides an overview of the site's functionality.

Otherwise, we invite you to learn more about the many benefits of CLPHA membership.