Sr. Staff Accountant Position Summary
Responsible for assisting the Controller and the CFO with performing professional-level accounting functions needed to assure the operational and financial effectiveness of the Housing Authority and its affiliates. Responsibilities include a variety of accounting, auditing and general finance duties related to resident billing and collections, payroll, investments, accounts payable, inventory, fixed assets, housing assistance payments, modernization/development programs, budgeting, monthly reconciliations, and miscellaneous grant programs.
Reconciles Agency accounts to the general ledger monthly.
Prepares and distributes financial reports for tax credit and public housing properties.
Performs, reconciles, or verifies work in the functional areas of accounts receivable, accounts payable, general ledger, financial statements, cash management, payroll, and related financial areas.
Resolves issues for, and is active in training, the Staff Accountants/Accounting Specialists.
Prepares financial statements according to generally accepted accounting procedures.
Oversees and maintains separate account ledgers for all funds; maintains and reconciles intercompany accounts.
Assists the Accounting Manager in projects or financial reporting work as required.
Reviews policies and procedures, provides recommendations for improvement, implements and documents new procedures.
Provides administrative support and office assistance to the Accounting Manager.
Sets up and maintains account records for special projects, grants, bank reconciliations and related fiscal events.
Prepares statistical and narrative reports.
Prepares HUD reports and statements.
Provides general information to contractors, financial institutions, and the public.
Records and distributes the payroll for all Housing Authority activities.
Utilizes mid-range accounting systems and Microsoft Office to perform accounting functions efficiently.
Review and record monthly reimbursements and management fees. Notify property managers of subsidies received.
Provide documentation to auditors as requested. Review audit and tax return documents after they are completed by auditors.
Work with site staff to create a yearly budget for the properties in accordance with modeled financial projections.
Business conditions or Authority needs may require from time to time, at employer’s discretion, changes in job duties, responsibilities, or location.
Works with outside auditors to provide information as requested.
This position has additional monthly, quarterly, and annual duties.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge of housing regulations and Agency policies, procedures and practices. Skill in operating computer equipment and general office machines.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, math, business administration from an accredited college or university with 3-5 years of experience in accounting with an emphasis Public Housing Accounting, Interfunds Accounting, and/or Yardi Accounting or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Highly Proficient in Excel and highly knowledgeable in MS Word.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to perform a variety of tasks simultaneously and to plan, organize and schedule work to meet critical deadlines.
Excellent organizational skills and be detailed oriented in performing and coordinating work activities.
Work requires application of independent judgment and initiative.
Must show good judgment according to IHA’s policy and procedures.
Computer literacy required in the use of a personal computer and electronic communications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
Promotes a positive image of the IHA by establishing and maintaining to the greatest extent possible a viable and positive working relationship with residents, co-workers, local agencies and all appropriate agencies of the City with which the IHA may come into contact.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal effectively with situations that require tact and diplomacy; and to establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with other employees, residents and other business contacts.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.
The work is principally sedentary, but may involve some physical exertion, such as kneeling, crouching, or lifting to obtain files and records, and eye strain from working with computers and other office equipment.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: 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.
Work involves the normal risks and discomforts associated with an office environment but is usually in an area that is adequately heated, cooled, lighted and ventilated.
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