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Job Title: 

Senior Accounting Technician

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$25.15 - $28.92 Hourly
Full Job Description: 


King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization, is a high-performing, nationally recognized leader in affordable housing and in providing 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 Accounting Technician to join the Asset Management 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.



The Senior Accounting Technician is an important member of the Asset Management team and is responsible for a variety of cash management, data entry, and accounting functions including developing bank relationships and establishing bank account services; bank account reconciliation and cash accounting; customer service and data entry skills, and general ledger accounting under the direction of the Senior Asset Manager.  Knowledge and experience in bank account management and cash accounting will be important as this individual will be responsible for:Cash Management

Bank account and bank account services management.

Bank account reconciliations and cash accounting.

Manage and monitor cash transactions, initiate payments.

Compile weekly and monthly cash transaction reports. 

Research and resolve deposit errors, cash accounting errors, account services issues.

General Accounting

Direct/recommend general ledger entries.

Maintain general ledger crosswalks.

Prepare and post monthly general ledger net changes.

Other related duties as assigned. 

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Experience & Education

Associate's Degree AND

Three years of related professional experience OR

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

Accounts payable experience is preferred.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality and employ fraud prevention techniques.

Exceptional customer service skills with the ability to place a high priority on professional excellence.

Demonstrated experience maintaining records (manual and electronic) and performing data entry with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. 

Clearly and effectively communicates both verbally and in writing by actively listening and sharing relevant information.

Proficiency using MS Office programs including Outlook, Word, Excel, database software, and other analytical software programs.

Ability to interpret and apply state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.

Exercises independent judgment using analysis, experience, and perspective in solving problems or communicating decisions or actions.

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.

Special Requirements:

Consent to and pass credit and criminal records background check.

Position will require occasional travel off-site for KCHA business needs.


To Apply: 

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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 experience. (Résumé) 

Salary & Benefits:
The hiring salary range of this position is $25.15 - $28.92 per hour.  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, tuition reimbursement, and retirement benefits are 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
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.

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, August 15, 2021
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, Washington

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