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Senior Accountant

Job Location: 
Salary Range: 
$83,657.60 - $102,464.00 Annually
Full Job Description: 

Job Summary

This position is open until filled; however, to ensure consideration, applications should be received by June 28, 2024 at 4:30 p.m.

We are currently recruiting for a talented and experienced Senior Accountant to join the team in Tukwila, Washington. The Senior Accountant is an important member of the Finance team. The position will be responsible for preparing reports and financial documents, assisting with budgeting operations, reconciling general ledger accounts and related work as apparent or assigned. They will also contribute to financial planning and reporting efforts as well as accounts payable functions and other key initiatives in support of KCHA’s mission. 

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. 
King County Housing Authority (KCHA), an independent municipal organization is a high performing nationally recognized leader in affordable housing. To learn more about KCHA and our Mission visit this link.  

Essential Functions

The Senior Accountant will be responsible for:

Providing full finance and accounting services for the Greenbridge Department including:

Maintaining sales tracking sheet; determines Greenbridge Home sales amount allocation to MTW Loans and Net Disposition Proceeds; ensure documentation is up to date for HUD audits.

Developing and review Profit Participation Developer’s Certificates; ensure accuracy and completeness for each house sold by builder.

Preparing monthly and quarterly sales reports.

Preparing the annual Greenbridge Department budget; project revenue and expenditures; perform mid-year adjustments as needed. 

Tracking Greenbridge loans and restricted funds including HomeSight deferred loans, MTW Loan payments, COCC loans draws, and Net Disposition Proceeds restricted cash.

Coding all Greenbridge and Seola Garden invoices based on budget; ensure that appropriate Greenbridge costs are capitalized.

Analyzing department budget-to-actual variance; work with team members to identify and explain any variances; prepare adjusting journal entries as needed.

Preparing recurring and ad-hoc journal entries.

Performing general ledger account reconciliation and prepare adjusting journal entries as needed.

Creating and maintain allocation funds.

Carrying out complex, analytical projects that guide management decision making.

Assisting with the Accounts Payable process, including but not limited to, verifying vendor bank account information and process documentation.

Assisting with the testing and implementation of upcoming financial software conversion.

Cross-training with other Finance staff including Senior Accountants and Accounts Payable staff to provide back up when needed.

Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies

Experience & Education:  

Bachelor's Degree in accounting, business administration, economics, or related field   AND

Considerable experience in accounting, finance, budgeting, financial planning, coding journal entries, and analysis OR

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

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Understands technical aspects of the position by keeping up-to-date on the technical and procedural aspects. 

Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), accounting principles, and internal controls; accounting functions including accounts payable, accounts receivable, and banking/treasury; and financial reporting.

Ability to interpret and explain applicable state and federal regulations, policies, and procedures.

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

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.

Position Information and Application Process

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 complete salary range is $83,657.60 to $121,283.25, with a midpoint of $102,464.00. New hires typically receive between minimum and midpoint, however, we may go slightly higher based on experience, internal equity and market. Salary is negotiable.  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. For more details regarding KCHA comprehensive benefits, please visit our benefits page.
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.
After initial onboarding, this role will have the opportunity to work remotely up to 60% in accordance with the KCHA's flexible work arrangements; however, remote work conditions will be reviewed on a regular basis based on business and program need. Employees must reside in Washington State and have the ability to report to the Central Office in Tukwila as required based on business need. Some local travel may be required to support KCHA business needs.  

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.
This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force; work regularly requires sitting and using hands to finger, handle or feel, frequently requires speaking or hearing and repetitive motions and occasionally requires reaching with hands and arms; work has standard vision requirements; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data; work has no exposure to environmental conditions; work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).

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. 

To Apply: 

Senior Accountant | Job Details tab | Career Pages (governmentjobs.com)

Date Posted: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Application Deadline: 
Monday, July 15, 2024
Posting Expiration Date: 
Saturday, August 17, 2024
Job Location Details: 
Tukwila, WA
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