The Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) has the responsibility to safeguard the health of all employees and their families, our customers and visitors, our residents, and the community at large. With this, all new employees are required to receive at least one COVID-19 vaccination shot in a two-shot series or be fully vaccinated prior to the date of hire. Proof of vaccination is required prior to the date of hire. All new employees are required to be fully vaccinated within 30 days of the date of hire.
The primary purpose of this position is to perform a variety of accounting, budgeting, and other financial duties, focusing on the development, analysis, and maintenance of comprehensive financial statements, trial balance and reports for the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (HABC) or its affiliates. The incumbent supports assigned Authority programs, accounts and departments by analyzing financial data, which involves extracting, defining, and interpreting relevant information to determine past financial performance and/or project financial probability.
All activities must support the Housing Authority of Baltimore City (“HABC” or “Authority”) mission, strategic goals, and objectives.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
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:
- Performs complex accounting, budget, and financial analysis functions and other related duties in the daily administration of assigned grants and programs. Confers with various program managers and officials on complex financial matters.
- Analyzes, researches, updates, reconciles, recommends, monitors, audits, and prepares accounts and reports. Monitors and reviews the preparation of a variety of financial and accounting processes, systems, summaries, studies, and records. Corrects or adjusts work as needed.
- Maintains all assigned accounts of the general ledger, makes journal entries, performs accounts analysis, monitors accounts receivables and payables, as well as fixed asset accounts.
- Assists with the preparation and filing of all appropriate tax forms and year end settlement reports.
- Recommends improvements to work flow efficiencies. Ensures that necessary corrective actions are taken in response to errors.
- Interfaces with internal and external customers, City agencies, and HABC. Plans, coordinates, arranges meetings, and follows-up verbally or in writing.
- Prepares, compiles, consolidates, and disseminates information to appropriate parties including but not limited to various governmental agencies (including federal, state and local), HUD, State and City agencies, and HABC.
- Assists with planning, implementing, and maintaining financial information systems. Trains new users on proper usage of financial systems and methods for preparing, reconciling, and analyzing data.
- Assists with review of financial and internal controls to determine their ability to meet management objectives and ensure the safeguarding of assets; recommends security and system control procedures.
- Prepares fund balance projections and/or year-end budget closing and journal entries, monitoring and reporting on the status of revenues and balances, and/or bringing ending balances forward to the next fiscal year.
- Ensures the security of the accounting system. Provides oversight for the HUD LOCCS fund requisition and other funding system(s). Reconciles the grant subsidiary ledgers maintained to the general ledger and HUD LOCCS or other funding system(s).
- Compiles data and prepares or assists with the creation of the annual financial data schedule submitted to HUD.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and/or Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field(s) and a minimum of four (4) years of experience in general ledger accounting or auditing work Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation preferred. An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Must possess a valid state of Maryland driver’s license and be insurable under the Authority’s plan. Must be eligible for coverage under the Authority’s fidelity bond. Must not engage in private real estate business. Must be available to work some evenings and weekends when necessary.
To perform this job successfully, the employee should have strong computer skills (MS Word, Excel, and Outlook). Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks.