Senior Accountant

Atlanta Housing Authority   •  

Atlanta, GA

Industry: Real Estate


5 - 7 years

Posted 333 days ago

Position Summary: Perform accounting and other functions associated with the AHA Owned and Mixed Income properties as well as Homeflex (Project Based Rental Assistance - PBRA) involving the application of established accounting standards, principles and practices in order to efficiently accomplish month end close, financial statement preparation, account analysis and other services that support the general ledger and financial statement presentation.  Individual must have strong accounting knowledge and proven ability to independently manage projects. Must be proficient at analytical research and require minimal direction and oversight. May act as team leader on various projects/assignments and must possess in-depth knowledge in field. Assignments/projects are more complex in nature.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Act as a liaison with outside Property Management/Developercompanies (PMD’s) of the  AHA-Owned properties in completing the following:
    • Provide general ledger oversight, internal audit and accounting reviews of the balance sheet accounts and monthly financial activities
    • Review and upload monthly property trial balances in AHA general ledger and generate Financial Performance Report
    • Provide quarterly PMD Financial Management Report and Accounting Grade
    • Review and approve monthly Operating Income Payment (OIP)
    • Review monthly PMD’s bank account reconciliation
    • Review and prepare quarterly reconciliations for all other PMD balance sheet accounts
    • Attend quarterly PMD meetings and provide feedback
  • Approve system purchase orders and invoices for AHA-Owned operating expenses and capital expenditures by working closely with REIF Budget Manager
  • Ensure budget availability and correct account coding for invoices
  • Track and monitor Energy Performance Capital Lease including payments and accounting
  • Account for miscellaneous revenue associated with properties (rooftop leases)
  • Responsible for the accounting of Mixed Income monthly operating subsidy payments including review and accounting of annual true-up by working closely with Project Managers
  • Responsible for accounting and review of Homeflex monthly payments
  • Calculate the annual Payment In Lieu of Taxes (PILOT) for AHA-Owned and Mixed Income communities
  • Manage drawdowns for Capital Fund Project (CFP) and Low Income Operating Subsidy (Section 9) includingassociated accounting process:
    • Ensure CFP grant expenditures are properly coded in the general ledger
    • Complete CFP drawdowns in CGM
    • Process CFP expenditure reimbursement requests in eLOCCS
    • Reconcile Yardi general ledger to external HUD reimbursement system
    • Complete monthly HUD reporting for CFP grants (call-ins and obligations)
  • Review and analyze actual activities for assigned properties vs. budget and provide variance explanations
  • Initiate and prepare wire and account transfer requests, upload positive pay and ACH files and other duties as back up to the Cash Management Associate
  • Support the annual audit process
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in accounting, or a related field with five plus years of experience is required. 
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) or MBA designation is preferred but not required. 

Knowledge and Skill Requirements: 

  • Knowledge and competency in generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and governmental accounting standards (GASB)
  • Strong analytical skills, good judgment, initiative
  • Function in an environment of multiple and shifting priorities 
  • Strong organization and time management skills  
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and resolve problems quickly and accurately 
  • Accountable for handling highly confidential information in a professional manner
  • Recognizes weaknesses in internal control and makes recommendations for improvement
  • Demonstrates good judgment, tact and diplomacy in dealing with internal and external customers
  • Internal auditexperience a plus
  • Experience with Yardi Voyager (Finance and CGM) and Yardi PAYscan is preferred