Accountant I
Everett, Washington - Full Time

Two open positions available:

  • One full time permanent position
  • One full time two-year temporary position

The successful candidates will work remotely until COVID restrictions are released.  Continued remote work beyond that date will also be considered.

Starting Salary Range: $4,108-$5,133 DOE, Plus Benefits

Both positions are open until filled with priority given to applications received by 5:00PM, Wednesday, April 7, 2021.

Everett Housing Authority Mission Statement: The Everett Housing Authority creates affordable housing, fosters healthy communities where households thrive, and replaces systemic racism with equity for all.

SCOPE OF WORK:

Under the direction of the Deputy Director of Finance and other Finance department staff, the Accountant I will provide service to the agency by performing accounting and financial tasks related to  the business and financial operations of the agency together with and in support of other members of the Finance team. This work will play an important role in accomplishing the Everett Housing Authority’s mission:  “The Everett Housing Authority creates affordable housing, fosters healthy communities where households thrive, and replaces systemic racism with equity for all.”

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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.

Essential Functions:

  1. Work with other Finance and accounting staff to prepare financial statements and reports for EHA’s programs and properties on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis;
  2. Participate in annual budget preparation and assist with ongoing budget monitoring for various properties and programs;
  3. Prepare and/or review financial entries and reconcile general ledger, bank, inventory, and other accounts for EHA and its programs and properties;
  4. Calculate and record entries and transactions, reconcile escrow and other accounts as well as liabilities of clients and tenants throughout the year and at year end;
  1. Prepares and/or reviews standard and/or recurring journal entries for various entities including, but not limited to, tax credit partnerships, affordable properties, HUD-assisted properties and the agency;
  2. Assists in monitoring all financial transactions for the properties assigned; records, adjusts project cost, revenue, asset and liabilities; monitors the debt and interest payment process; prepares interest accrual entries; Assists in monitoring 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 general ledger entries and reconciles general ledger and sub ledger accounts;
  3. Prepare other transactions, reports, schedules, and detailed work-papers as needed for the agency, its various properties and programs;
  4. Prepare and file; or participate in preparation of reports for HUD, investors, lenders, and other outside parties;
  5. Assist with preparation of the agency's annual financial report;
  6. Assist with preparation of schedules and reports for audits and in response to audit requests;
  7. Oversee and/or prepare grant program reports and billings;
  8. Prepare various reports for management and the Board of Commissioners;
  9. Work with other agency departments on finance related functions and reports as well as agency wide committees as needed;
  10. Monitor, review, and assist as needed with efforts related to accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll processing, inventory posting, fixed assets, and other operations and Finance Department tasks;
  11. Assists with cash management as needed;
  12. Reconciles monthly bank accounts;
  13. Serves as back up for other Finance Department personnel as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field,

PLUS six months of related experience.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE OF/SKILL IN:

  • Financial practices, including accounting, budgeting, and forecasting;
  • Principles and practices of modern financial management and techniques;
  • Budget preparation and control; public sector experience beneficial;
  • Principles and methods of effective communication;
  • Recordkeeping and management techniques, including archival requirements;

Effectively use Microsoft suite of software programs; proficiency in Excel.

REQUIRED ABILITY TO:

  • Work independently;
  • Read, interpret, apply and adhere to rules, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • Maintain records, archive documents according to regulations, and prepare reports;
  • Professionally and tactfully communicate in English both verbally and in writing; including with co-workers, supervisors, directors, other colleagues, clients, and customers;
  • Effectively plan and organize work to meet schedules and time lines;
  • Establish and maintain respectful, cooperative, and effective working relationships with others;
  • Plan, prioritize, and organize work effectively;
  • Demonstrate a high level of attention to detail;
  • Follow written and verbal directions;
  • Learn and apply skills in new software applications as needed.
  • Understand and apply laws, rules, and regulations related to assigned activities;
  • Uphold the values of the agency and work in support of our mission and strategic plan.

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); Lifting and carrying 20lbs (LRB); Bending and stooping; 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. 

LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Valid State Driver's license or ability to obtain one within 60 days and acceptable driving record;  
  • 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;
  • High level skill in Excel;
  • Experience in HUD financial reporting systems;
  • Experience with grant reporting;
  • Affordable Housing accounting experience;
  • Yardi or other property management software;
  • Working knowledge of and ability to apply GAAP, GASB, FASB, and IRS regulations
  • 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.