|Job Opening: Accountant|
QUALIFICATIONS: An example of acceptable qualifications for this position:
Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting, Finance, or related field; two (2) or more years of related experience and/or training; or any equivalent combination of education, experience, and/or training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:
EQUIPMENT OPERATED: The following are examples only and are not intended to be all inclusive.
Calculator, computer, computer software (e.g., Microsoft Office, Great Plains, Banking Software, SharePoint, and other applicable computer software), mobile phone, fax machine, copier, scanner, telephone, postage machine, and other standard modern business office equipment.
INHERENTLY HAZARDOUS OR PHYSICALLY DEMANDING WORKING CONDITIONS:
Employee has exposure to chemical compounds found in an office environment (e.g., toner, correction fluid, etc.); this is considered sedentary work and the employee must demonstrate the ability to perform the physical demands required of the position in accordance with the U.S. Department of Labor’s physical demands strength ratings.
In cases of emergency, unpredictable situations, and/or department needs, may be required to lift, push, pull, and/or carry objects heavier than D.O.L. strength ratings recommend.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION: For purposes of 42 USC 12101:
(1) Reviews and analyzes financial information provided by Third Party Management
Accountants for accuracy and completeness, to include providing feedback and correcting entries; reconciles assigned accounts in a timely and accurate manner.
(2) Assists Senior Accountants in preparing documents for audits; provides year end support.
(3) Serve as a backup personnel for weekly check run process, first review of weekly check run posting; prepares and distributes 1099 to vendors.
(4) Attends meetings and serves on committees, as directed; attends training and seminars, as directed.
(5) Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance,
(6) Maintains required licensure and/or certification.
(7) Meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(8) Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE CHARACTERISTICS: (*indicates developed after employment)
Knowledge of: generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP); basic accounting; bookkeeping; budgeting; finance; office practices and procedures; *Agency/department goals and objectives; *Agency/department policies and procedures; *workplace safety practices and procedures; *personnel rules and regulations; computer software; community resources and services; office management; government structure and process; government grant programs; state, federal, and local laws and/or regulations; local geographical area; business administration; English grammar and spelling; the relationship of Public Housing Authority’s to other federal, state, and local jurisdictions and their abilities to provide funds or other support to the Authority; pertinent HUD regulations; federal, state, and local laws and regulations pertaining to public housing authorities.
Skill in: computer operation; use of modern office equipment; organization, planning, and time management; accounting software.
Ability to: interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, picture, or schedule form; deal with many variables and determine specific action; define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions; exercise independent judgment and discretion; understand, interpret, and apply laws, rules, or regulations to specific situations; read, copy, and records figures accurately; add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers; calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; copy records precisely without error; complete forms; prepare correspondence; compile and prepare reports; respond to routine inquiries from public and/or officials; communicate effectively; understand a variety of written and/or verbal communications; maintain records according to established procedures; handle sensitive inquiries from and contacts with officials and general public; develop and maintain effective working relationships; resolve complaints; travel to and gain access to work site; maintain confidentiality; work as a team; manage stressful situations.
POSITIONS DIRECTLY SUPERVISED: