Senior Accountant Greenbridge

  • King County Housing Authority
  • 600 Andover Park West, Tukwila, WA, USA
  • May 26, 2020
Full time Accounting Finance Other

Job Description

Job Summary

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration applications should be received by June 8, 2020 at 4:30 p.m. About King County Housing Authority King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing.  KCHA provides innovative and effective housing solutions so that people and communities can prosper.  Our vision is that all residents of King County have quality affordable housing.  KCHA is the largest housing provider in the county, and annually, the agency serves over 55,000 low-income individuals.   We transform lives through housing. We are currently recruiting for a talented and experienced Senior Accountant to join the team in Tukwila, Washington.  As a critical component in achieving the mission of the Authority, our Accounting Department is committed to working collaboratively across the agency to ensure that timely and accurate financial data is available whenever needed to support all housing programs and opportunities.

Essential Functions

The Senior Accountant is an important member of the finance team and is responsible for a variety of accounting functions including financial statement preparation and grant accounting. The position will be responsible for accounting for all finance related transactions associated to the Greenbridge project, participates in all financial planning activities of the Greenbridge project, and will work closely with department leaders to provide consultative analysis and reporting.  They will also contribute to process improvement efforts and other key initiatives in support of KCHA's mission.  Knowledge and experience in advanced accounting will be important as this individual will be responsible for:  

  • Provides full finance and accounting services for the Greenbridge department and provides codes for all Greenbridge transactions;
  • Performs monthly bank reconciliations;
  • Prepares journal entries to book all transactions and provides support to accounting
  • Provides internal controls by documenting cash transactions and verifying the nature of cash spending;
  • Provides monthly financial reporting; including information on expenditures, use of sources, grant balances, and liabilities;
  • Monitors debt and interest payments; and prepares all related journal entries according to the deal documents;
  • Participates with budget development and monitoring including the preparation of the fiscal year budget and HUD predevelopment budget; and coordinates with the Authority budget manager;
  • Maintains the chart of accounts for Greenbridge project based on GAAP, IRS rules of tax credit and Authority practice; identifies improvements of current chart of accounts and coding system;
  • Prepares quarterly and year-end HUD reports;
  • Supports audit processes;
  • Cross trains with Treasury Accountant to perform as backup when needed;
  • Carries out complex analytical projects which guide management decision making.Qualifications and Competencies
  • Required Experience & Education:
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  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, economics or a related field
  • At least three years of professional experience in a position-related discipline such as accounting, finance, financial reporting and analysis
  • Experience working in a public agency is preferred
  • Experience working as a land development accountant is preferred
  • CPA license is preferred
  • Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Demonstrates experience maintaining records (manual and electronic) and performing data entry with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 
  • Understands technical aspects of the position by keeping up-to-date on the technical and procedural aspects.
    • Ability to interpret and explain applicable state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to interpret data and make conclusions; will question and search for answers; evaluates ideas and information and develops ideas that lead to action.
  • Strong organizational skills including prioritizing, ensuring accuracy, multi-tasking, and handling interruptions appropriately; ensuring assignments are completed in a timely and effective manner.
  • Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writing by actively listening and sharing relevant information.
  • Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to place a high priority on professional excellence and manage stress appropriately.
  • Exercises independent judgment using analysis, experience, and perspective in solving problems or communicating decisions or actions.
  • Values diversity and possesses an understanding of multicultural and cultural competencies; ability to work effectively and positively with individuals of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • A collaborative team member with ability to develop effective working relationships; works cooperatively, exchanges ideas, and addresses issues in a constructive manner. 
  • Demonstrates flexibility and openness to change and commitment to continuous improvement as part of a dynamic work environment; ability to handle multiple interruptions.
  • Proficiency using MS Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, database software, and other analytical software programs. 
  • Special Requirements:
  • Consent to and pass credit and criminal records background check.
  • Position will require occasional travel off-site for KCHA business needs.To be considered for this opportunity, you must:
  • Position Information and Application Process
  • 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 experience. (Résumé) 
  • Salary & Benefits: The starting salary range of this position is $64,930- $75,887 annually (dependent upon qualifications).  Performance based merit increase opportunities and COLAs are reviewed on an annual basis.  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, reduced tuition, and retirement benefits are also available.   Physical Work Environment: 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. Work is performed primarily in an office environment with travel between work sites. The incumbent frequently uses standard office equipment including personal computers, telephone and related equipment and may drive a vehicle on Authority business

The excellent benefits package includes employer paid dental; vacation, sick & holiday pay; life insurance, long term disability insurance and transit subsidy.   PERS retirement (mandatory) and medical plan require employee and employer contributions. Employee paid deferred compensation (457b) and flexible spending accounts are optional. Positive corporate culture and commitment to a diverse workplace, plus more!