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Job Title: 

Program Payables Specialist

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$55K - $57.5K
Full Job Description: 


Under general direction of the Controller performs routine accounting and accounts payable functions involved in preparing financial statements and in maintaining an accounting system; records financial transactions; and prepares various financial reports.


Essential Functions

Performs the routine accounting work involved in the installation, operation, and auditing of accounts

Verifies, review and reconciles various financial transactions and records for accuracy and conformance with regulations and established accounting procedures

Processes payments through the GL system

Compiles financial and other statements and reports using basic data

Prepares routine accounting and statistical tabulations

Analyzes variances between budgeted and actual data

Performs accounting functions in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Maintains accounting records and files

Maintains and post general subsidiary ledgers, cash books and other financial records

Controls the flow and preparation of journal vouchers and postings

Assures HUD regulations are followed

Performs all duties in accordance with all company policies

Performs other related duties as assigned



Complies with applicable job-related local, state, and federal regulations

Meets or exceeds applicable job-related HUD performance standards particularly PHAS

Responsible for safety while performing all facets of job and observes all Housing Authority safety procedures, as well as all local, state, and federal safety laws and regulations

Promotes positive customer relations

Performs other duties as assigned



Bachelor’s degree (BA) or equivalent in a related field of study, such as accounting, finance, economics, or public policy, from a four-year accredited college or university

Two – five (2-5) years related accounting experience, public housing experience preferred



Knowledge of applicable national, state and local regulations, statues, policies and procedures regarding Low-Income Housing, or other housing type as determined by the department as the time of job posting

Knowledge of GAAP and ability to clearly explain trends and meaning of financial data

Organizational and problem-solving skills

Demonstrated computer literacy including knowledge of Word, Excel, and related applications

Ability to write and proofread materials for accuracy

Ability to multi-task and prioritize responsibilities.

Ability to communicate and interact appropriately with the general public, applicants, residents and staff

Ability to follow verbal and written instructions

Ability to work effectively with others and work independently

Analytical skills and problem-solving ability

Customer relations skills

Demonstrated attention to detail

Demonstrated punctuality and reliability

Ability to produce clear, accurate and timely reports



This job description is subject to change and in no manner states or implies that these are the only duties and responsibilities to be performed.  The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

To Apply: 

Visit the Housing Authority of Cook County Career website www.thehacc.org

Date Posted: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Sunday, May 12, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Downtown Chicago, IL
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