GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB
Under general supervision performs specialized accounting and technical duties in the processing and maintenance of fiscal records in the Authority’s Finance Department. Work requires extensive data processing by use of a computer in report preparation and fiscal record keeping. Some knowledge is required of the entire
fiscal process in order to effectively maintain records and process information. Work assignments are performed in accordance with established procedures but require independent judgment, discretion, and confidentiality in completing assignments and dealing with other employees and the general public. Work assignments to include AHA as well as its related entities.
This position reports to the Controller.
This is a non-exempt position under FLSA.
The Housing Authority of the City of Asheville is an equal opportunity employer.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Work interactively with all Asheville Housing Departments, current and past residents, other outside agencies and the community at large
Utilizes data entry equipment to record data into computerized records and prepares a variety of periodic reports and records according to established procedures or as requested; submits such reports and records to requesting parties or in accordance with established procedures.
Receives telephone calls; explains departmental policies.
Maintains the recording and transfers of all deposits.
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts and document business transactions.
Accounting for Public Housing programs and Housing Voucher Programs.
Preparing and post monthly journal transactions, Operating Subsidy, Bank Interest and Fees, and LOCCS Receipts.
Reconciles bank accounts and or subsidiary ledger to the general ledger (e.g. A/R, A/P, TAR and Security Deposits) and research variance and or discrepancy as necessary.
Preparing adjusting journal entries to general ledger accounts as needed.
Review and post on-site manager transactions on daily basis.
Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
Research and resolve accounting discrepancies.
Establish, maintain and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
Interact with external auditors in completing audits.
ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Types forms, letters, memorandums, reports, tabulations, card records and other materials from copy or rough draft with general instructions.
Files, organizes and maintains up-to-date financial records, statistical records, and other necessary records.
Performs other related work as assigned by supervisory personnel. The above duties are intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Associate’s degree in accounting or related field and 1-3 years of related experience.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
General knowledge of the application of established bookkeeping and accounting principles and techniques to governmental and quasi-governmental accounting transactions.
General knowledge of federal, state and local fiscal regulations, policies and procedures. Intermediate skill level utilizing MS Word and MS Excel; ability to create spreadsheets with common formulas.
Working knowledge of modern office practices and procedures.
Considerable skill in operating general office equipment, including computer-driven word processing, spreadsheet and file maintenance programs.
Skilled in basic mathematics.
Ability to understand or apply laws, regulations and policies to the maintenance of financial records.
Ability to verify documents and forms for accuracy and completeness.
Ability to prepare standard reports from the books and records.
Ability to analyze and interpret policy and procedural guidelines and to resolve problems and procedures.
Ability to understand and follow complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to express ideas effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to exercise tact and courtesy in contact with the public.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $19.00 per hour
Ability to commute/relocate:
Work Location: One location