Senior Accountant
Everett, Washington - Full Time

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Salary Range: $5,017 - $7,525 per month, depending on experience, plus benefits

This position will remain open until filled with priority given to those applications received by Thursday, June 20, 2019.

Looking for a great place to work where you can really make a difference in the lives of others?  Look no further, the Everett Housing Authority is the place for you.  Come join our team as a Senior Accountant as part of the Finance Department.  This is a full-time position working 37.5 hours per week and this position reports to the Assistant Finance Director.

If you’re looking for a great benefits package we have that as well!

  • Accrue up to 22 vacation days in your first year of employment;
  • 13 paid sick leave days;
  • 11 paid scheduled Holidays plus 1 additional floating holiday per year;
  • Medical Insurance;
  • Dental Insurance;
  • Life Insurance;
  • Long Term Disability Insurance;
  • State Retirement Fund;
  • Flexible work schedule,
  • Employee Assistance Program;
  • Wellness Program;
  • Tuition reimbursement.

SCOPE OF WORK:

This position performs professional level accounting work in support of the business, budget and financial operations of the agency. Work is performed under general direction but is characterized by a high degree of independence. The Senior Accountant is distinguished from the Accountant by more difficult and complex work requiring advanced knowledge and interpretation of GAAP, FASB, GASB, HUD and IRS regulations. The position works with greater independence and authority and has responsibility for high level operations and will work toward oversight of other department operations that have financial implications.

STANDARDS AND FUNCTIONS:

The following duties are illustrative only (i.e. not all inclusive)

Required Workplace Standards:

  1. Works regular and reliable hours on site as required;
  2. Attendance must be punctual and consistent;
  3. Works an agreed-upon schedule and works additional hours as necessary to complete work;
  4. Works effectively, cooperatively and respectfully with co-workers, clients, and other contacts;
  5. Follows all EHA Safety Policies and Procedures;
  6. Follows all EHA Personnel Policies and Procedures;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Primary Functions: Financial Reporting, Monitoring and Reports

  1. Prepares financial statements for various entities including, but not limited to, tax credit partnerships, affordable properties, HUD-assisted properties and the agency on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  2. Prepares and/or reviews journal entries for various entities including, but not limited to, tax credit partnerships, affordable properties, HUD-assisted properties and the agency; monitors all financial transactions for the properties assigned; records, adjusts project cost, revenue, asset and liabilities; identifies the occurrence of a financial event, e.g., a partnership was formed, the ownership of asset or liabilities was changed, etc.; creates journal entries to book the event; monitors the debt and interest payment process; prepares interest accrual entries; establishes related financial lease and other accounts; makes all related journal entries according to organizational, regulatory and legal documents; Monitors the debt service and trustee accounts; records and allocates interest expenses; verifies the principal balances and interest paid and earned; generates monthly reconciliation report; prepares and reviews general ledger entries and reconciles general ledger and sub ledger accounts;
  3. Prepares supporting work-papers needed for property and agency audits, coordinates, corresponds with and provides requested information to auditors; review audits and tax returns for various entities, including, but not limited to, tax credit partnerships and HUD-assisted properties;
  4. Designs, prepares, analyses, explains, files and distributes various HUD, grantor, lender, funder, tax credit, Board of Commissioners, and Finance Committee financial and non-financial reports on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  5. Creates and maintains complex spreadsheets for short and long-term financial planning and analysis; creates databases in areas such as budget control, creates reports for data analysis or users at all levels of the authority.

Secondary Functions: Assisting, Reviewing, Supporting and Other

  1. Assists with budget development and monitoring including assisting in the preparation of the agency budget and individual property and program budgets together with cumulative and other comparison information;
  2. Coordinates and corresponds with auditors from the State of Washington Auditors Office; provides schedules for tax credit testing and cost certification; meets with state auditors annually; assists with providing state auditor required schedules related to individual properties, programs, and the agency. Assists in preparing supporting work-papers and analysis, required financial documents and reports, assuring compliance with federal and local regulations as required for financial statement and compliance audits;
  3. Supports Accountants, Accounting Manager, Assistant Finance Director and Director of Finance as necessary, including assisting with oversight of and/or review of the work of other Finance Department employees; works with Housing Management and Housing Choice Voucher departments on finance related functions and reports; Serves as back up for other Finance Department personnel as needed;
  4. Provides training, guidance and supervises the work of other staff as needed; May be assigned oversight of some EHA staff in the future;
  5. Monitors, reviews, and assists as needed with accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, inventory posting, fixed assets, banking and reconciliations, grant reporting, Housing Choice Voucher accounting and reporting and other tasks;
  6. Prepares and supports other miscellaneous financial projects such as HUD Real Estate Assessment Center FDS (Financial Data Schedule) reports; annual reports for Washington Housing Finance Commission or other oversight agencies, various ad hoc reports and reconciliations requested by management; streamlines and enhances processes by sharing advanced Excel features; performs financial statement analysis requested by executive management, documents new and existing processes, assists in writing accounting policies and provides training on financial reports.
  7. Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business management, or related field and 3 to 5 years of related financial work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Public accounting experience preferred but not required.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF/SKILL IN:

  • Financial practices, including financial statement preparation, fund accounting, budgeting, forecasting and accounting;
  • Principles and practices of modern financial management and techniques;
  • Budget preparation and control; public sector experience beneficial;
  • Principles and methods of effective communication;
  • Records management techniques, including archival requirements;
  • Laws, rules and regulations related to assigned activities;
  • Agency organization, operations, policies and objectives;
  • Computer information and networking systems;
  • Effectively use Word, Excel, and Outlook software programs.

REQUIRED ABILITY TO:

  • Work independently, and direct activities and personnel in assigned functions;
  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Maintain records, archive documents according to regulations, and prepare reports;
  • Communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others;
  • Effectively plan, organize work and delegate work to meet schedules and time lines;
  • Speak, write, and understand English and follow written directions;
  • Learn new software applications as needed.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM REQUIRED FUNCTIONS:

CONSTANT (67% - 100%):

Sit for extended periods of time
Manual dexterity (Left, Right, Both)
Hearing and speaking
Seeing
Pushing and pulling 5lbs (LRB)
Lifting and carrying 5lbs (LRB)
Repetitive arm/hand movement (LRB)

FREQUENT (34% - 66%):
Walking and standing (LRB)
Reaching (LRB)
Turning and twisting wrist (LRB)
Lifting and carrying 15lbs (LRB)
Pushing and Pulling 15lbs (LRB)
Grasping (LRB)
Finger manipulation (LRB) Operating foot controls (LRB)

OCCASIONAL (1% - 33%):
Kneeling and squatting
Pushing and pulling 20lbs (LRB)
Bending and stooping
Lifting and carrying 20lbs (LRB)
Climbing stairs
Reaching above shoulders
 (LRB)

REQUIRED PROFICIENCY IN USE OF:

10 Key Calculator, Desk Computer, Copy Machines, Fax Machine, File Cabinets, Writing Instruments,Telephone and Cell Phone, Motor Vehicle, Printer, Manual Stapler, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, File Folders, Scanner, MS PowerPoint, Laptop Computer. 
 

REQUIRED LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid Washington State Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 60 days and acceptable driving record preferred;  
  • Must be bondable for insurance purposes;
  • Fair Housing Certification or ability to obtain within the first six (6) months.

ADDITIONAL (DESIRABLE) QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience in government/public sector financial management and accounting;
  • Experience in HUD financial reporting systems and reading/interpreting HUD handbooks;
  • Affordable Housing accounting experience;
  • Experience with Housing Choice Voucher program and Mod Rehab program;
  • Experience with grant reporting and Family Self-Sufficiency program;
  • Experience in preparing and/or reviewing payroll;
  • Yardi or other property management software;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply GAAP, GASB, FASB, and IRS regulations;
  • CMA or CPA license.

The Everett Housing Authority is a progressive agency pursuing its mission with great passion and a high level of professionalism and competence. EHA seeks passionate and optimistic individuals to join our team of highly engaged and satisfied employees committed to assisting those for whom stable and affordable housing is a challenge. EHA’s work has been recognized nationally with awards from NAHRO and Nan McKay. Most recently, EHA received NAHRO’s National Awards of Merit for a fully accessible community garden open to public housing residents and members of the surrounding community and for highly creative financing to convert 333 public housing units to project-based Housing Choice Vouchers and improve these properties with over $20 million in renovations. In addition, EHA received a NAHRO’s National Award of Excellence for a new 20-unit development serving survivors of domestic violence.

Members of our team are rewarded with meaningful work, competitive compensation, employee-friendly policies, a team environment, great benefits, and promotion and bonus opportunities. Please consider joining our team in pursuit of the exciting challenge of meeting the affordable housing needs of Everett and Snohomish County.

The Everett Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer