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Senior Staff Accountant

Cincinnati, OH 45214

Posted: 01/24/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 542750 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Employment: Perm
Location: Cincinnati Ohio 
Work type: Remote
Pay Range: $65,000 - $73,000/yr base

Looking for a senior staff accountant to specialize in financial duties associated with the Housing Authority. This position will work to accomplish assigned tasks, ensure procedures are updated and work to develop others within the department. An expert level knowledge of housing authority financial functions and their impacts will be required. This position will provide in depth accounting, reporting and analysis in a fast paced, highly regulated and accuracy critical environment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Perform accounting functions as assigned including, but not limited to bank reconciliation and balance sheet reconciliation;
  • Coordinate and complete month-end and year-end financial responsibilities;
  • Preparation of financial reports and accompanying schedules, worksheets and narratives;
  • Research and document financial related issues;
  • Completion of regulatory filings;
  • Lead internal and external audits including, but not limited to preparation of schedules and other data as necessary;
  • Prepare all financial data and enter into a prescribed Financial Data Schedule;
  • Compile and test final reports and general ledger data as requested or assigned;
  • Act as a liaison with financial institutions resolving various issues such as cleared check differences, bank fee anomalies, targeted balance calculations and enhancements to online services;
  • Stay abreast of all industry guidelines as it relates to the financial operation and ensure understanding of others within the agency;
  • Ensure all finance functions have accurate and updated standard operating procedures, making changes where necessary;
  • Act as a mentor and a source of information for those with questions regarding functions of the finance department;
  • Lead and assist in projects as assigned;
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Professional demeanor with concern for strong financial integrity;
  • Excellent customer service skills and attention to detail;
  • Accountant role in other governmental or non-profit entity preferred;
  • Great team player demonstrating patience, persistence and leadership;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills ;
  • Ability to multi-task and demonstrated success in high paced environment;
  • Experience in preparing financial projections, pro forma and related analysis;
  • Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) with demonstrated work experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop procedures and practices for increased efficiency while maintaining overall accuracy and improving productivity among staff;
  • Demonstrated experience, comfort and skill in organizing and presenting financial information in understandable format; and
  • Demonstrated experience working with financial software applications;
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills;
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Above average functional capability with personal computers and associated related software;
EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting;
  • Five (5) years of Accounting experience;
  • CPA preferred but not required.
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