Anniston Housing Authority
Reports To:Finance ManagerFLSA:NE
Under the supervision of the Finance Manager, this position is responsible for performing professional accounting work within a complex functional area requiring advanced application and use of concepts, theories, principles, practices, regulations and terminology of accounting. Areas of assignment will include the preparation, analysis maintenance, review, and validation of accounting and financial information consistent with a comprehensive understanding of governmental accounting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), applicable regulations, and Authority policies and procedures. Will exercise a high degree of judgment on diverse and specialized accounting projects and have significant accountability and on-going decision-making associated with the work.
Essential Job Functions
The statements contained here reflect general details as necessary to describe the principle functions of this job, the level of knowledge, and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance the workload. The position description is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
1. Responsible for handling accounts payable including: receives receipts from purchasing,
matches receipts with invoices and submits to appropriate department heads for approvals prior to entering invoices into system for payment.
2.Responsible for posting move-out charges to resident accounts.
3.Balances tenant accounts receivable (TAR’S) on a weekly basis.
4.Assists with the close-out of TAR’S on a monthly basis.
5.Assists with the establishment, modification, documentation, and implementation of
accounting procedures; reviews financial transactions and procedural activities and
reports exceptions to management.
6.Compiles and analyzes financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as
monthly and year-end adjustments to general ledger accounts, and to document
financial transactions; utilized advanced functions of accounting software for the
development of databases (developing queries and specific sorts) and complex
7.Researches and interprets current accounting literature including, but not limited to,
GASB, FASB, and AICPA promulgated pronouncements, etc. Projects financial impact
of changes in accounting procedures, principles, regulations; summarizes and reports
findings to Finance Manager.
8.Keeps immediate supervisory and other co-workers in the department informed
concerning work progress, including present ant potential work problems and
suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems.
9.Participates in research, evaluation, and development and implementation of new or
revised accounting procedures and systems.
10.Prepares supporting schedules for annual audits; document requirements and
processes; serves as liaison to external auditors.
11.Assists with special accounting projects, taking responsibility for the administration and
integrity of the program.
12.Performs any other related and appropriate duties in support of the strategic goals as
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
1.Extensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) as
prescribed by the Governmental Accounting standards Board (GASB), and
applicable pronouncements prescribed by the Financial Accounting Standards
2.Knowledge of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA)
Government Accounting and Auditing Financial Reporting (GAAFR) publication,
3,Knowledge of Office Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars A-87 and A-133,
4.Ability to analyze, interpret, and manage complex accounting, fiscal technical
projects using an advanced level of professional judgment and initiative; ability to
use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to
written specifications and/or verbal instructions; ability to prepare accurate and
reliable reports containing facts, fin dings conclusions, and recommendations.
5.Knowledge of computer applications to have the ability to summarize transactions, organize data for financial reporting and analysis, assist in
correcting software problems and in customizing software to meet unique data
6.Advanced computer/software and analytical skills (i.e., spreadsheet linking,
financial statement building, downloading/importing data, etc.); ability and
willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought
about by rapidly changing information and/or technology.
7.Ability to exercise professional judgment in recommending, establishing, and
implementing revised procedures to the accounting system for the treatment of
financial transactions as required by regulatory pronouncements.
8.Competency to identify unusual or questionable items and to suggest and
implement revised procedures to the accounting system for the treatment of
financial transactions that will produce tangible and accurate results.
9.Ability to communicate well with others.
10.Ability to work for sustained periods of time maintaining concentrated attention to
11.Ability to work evenings, weekends, or other non-traditional hours, as required.
Physical Nature of the Position
1.Must be physically able to operate a variety of automated office machines including computers, copiers, printers, facsimile machines, telephone, etc.
2.Must be able to work, move, or carry objects or materials such as files, computer printouts, and reports.
1.Five (5) years of progressively responsible accounting experience in which
primary responsibilities include the analysis of complex general ledger accounts,
the preparation of financial budgets, and the preparation of annual financial
statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles,
preferably in a governmental or public agency setting.
1.Ability to be covered under the Authority’s fidelity bond.
2.Must possess a valid Alabama driving license.
This job description should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job classification. All incumbents may not perform all of the job duties listed, and some incumbents may perform some duties which are not listed, and incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this description.