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Job Title: 

Senior Accountant - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV)

Salary Range: 
$83,644.00 - $102,463.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be submitted by February 8, 2024, at 4:30 p.m.  

Join our team and make a meaningful impact in affordable housing.

We are seeking an experienced professional to fill the role of Senior Accountant – Housing Choice Voucher (HCV/Section 8). As an important member of the Finance team, this position entails accounting for all finance-related transactions associated with the HCV Program. The Senior Accountant will actively participate in the financial planning activities of the HCV Program, collaborating closely with department leaders to provide consultative analysis and reporting. This position reports directly to the Accounting Manager, Finance, and is based at our central office in Tukwila, WA.

As a pivotal part of achieving KCHA's mission, our Finance Department is dedicated to collaborative work across the agency, ensuring timely and accurate financial data to support all housing programs and opportunities.

The King County Housing Authority

King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link. 

We transform lives through housing.

Essential Functions

The Senior Accountant – Housing Choice Voucher will:

Prepare internal financial reports and Housing and Urban Development (HUD) reports.

Participate in budget development and monitoring processes, including Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) revenue/expense analysis and forecasting. 

Perform budget-to-actual variance analysis, collaborating with others to identify and explain variances; prepare correcting entries for miscoded transactions as needed.

Prepare journal entries.

Review and update HCV-related allocation funds.

Execute complex and analytical special projects to inform management decision-making.

Assist with the testing and implementation of upcoming financial software conversion.

Cross-train and act as a backup for other Senior Accountants and HCV Accounting staff as needed.

Qualifications and Competencies

Experience & Education

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or related field AND

Considerable experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, financial planning, coding journal entries, and/or analysis OR

An equivalent combination of experience and education that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform this position's essential functions.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

Experience working in a public agency is preferred.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

Demonstrates experience in maintaining accurate records (both manual and electronic) and performing precise data entry with a high level of attention to detail.

Understands the technical aspects of the position by staying up-to-date on both technical and procedural matters, including the ability to interpret and explain applicable state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.

Demonstrates an ability to think critically and creatively, interpreting data, drawing conclusions, questioning and searching for answers, evaluating ideas and information, and developing actionable ideas.

Demonstrates strong organizational skills, including prioritization, accuracy assurance, multitasking, and appropriate handling of interruptions, ensuring timely and effective completion of assignments.

Communicates clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing, by actively listening and sharing pertinent information.

Demonstrates exceptional customer service skills, prioritizing professional excellence and effectively managing stress.

Applies independent judgment, utilizing analysis, experience, and perspective to solve problems and communicate decisions or actions.

Demonstrates proficiency in cultivating an inclusive work environment that values and appreciates diversity, treats others with respect, and fosters cooperation.

Exhibits collaborative teamwork skills by fostering effective working relationships, engaging in cooperative efforts, exchanging ideas, and addressing issues in a constructive manner.

Adapts to evolving business needs and work responsibilities, responding positively to change while embracing and incorporating continuous improvement.

Proficiency using MS Office programs, database software, and other analytical software programs.

Special Requirements:

Consent to and pass a credit and criminal records background check.

The successful candidate will need to have access to reliable transportation to meet the business needs of the Agency.

Position Information and Application Process

Application Requirements: 
To be considered for this opportunity, you must: 

Complete the online application profile in its entirety. 

Upload a cover letter that addresses how your experience and education qualifies you to perform the essential functions listed in the job announcement. (Cover Letter) 

Upload a detailed résumé of all educational and professional experiences. (Résumé)

Salary & Benefits:
The starting salary range for this position is $83,644.00-$102,463.00 annually dependent on qualifications and professional experience. The complete salary range for this position is $83,644.00-$121,283.25 annually. Performance-based merit increase opportunities and Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) are reviewed annually. A comprehensive health care benefits package for you and your dependents includes medical, dental and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance plans, vacation, sick and personal leave, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are also available. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
Work Environment: 
After initial onboarding, this position will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 80% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. Employees must reside in Washington State and the ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila will be required. Some local and domestic travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.
Physical Requirements: 
Incumbent(s) must be able to meet the physical requirements of the classification and have mobility, balance, coordination, vision, hearing and dexterity levels appropriate to the functions performed. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.   
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 10 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing and repetitive motions and occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
Equal Opportunity: 
King County Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. 

To Apply: 

Senior Accountant - Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Date Posted: 
Monday, January 22, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Friday, March 22, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, WA
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