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Senior Accountant Finance October 18, 2011 Until Filled $2,779 - $3,378 Bi-Weekly Temporary


GENERAL JOB DESCRIPTION Under direction the Senior Accountant Class performs professional accounting level work of a varied nature. The incumbents interpret and explain existing accounting and fiscal policies and procedures and are responsible for preparing, reviewing and analyzing complex accounting records and reports. The duties include responsibility for conducting pre-audits and post-audits and the preparation of agency financial statements. The Senior Accountant makes decisions based upon a comprehensive knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Government Financial Reporting Standards. Observes and enforces San Francisco Housing Authority rules and regulations. This position is represented by the SEIU Local 1021. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS (illustrative only)  Performs a variety of complex professional-level accounting duties.  Assists in the maintenance of the accounting records of all funds and programs of the Authority.  Prepares and analyzes monthly and annual financial reports for the multiple funds based on HUD reporting guidelines and GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles).  Reconciles and balance general ledger accounts and financial statements; prepares and posts journal entries; monitors financial transactions for accuracy and timely processing; maintains subsidiary ledgers for certain accounts in several funds and programs.  Develops and analyzes data; assists in preparation of financial reports, summaries, and other materials for management, the Board of Commissioners and the Executive Director.  Works directly with staff from other sections to resolve technical accounting and reporting issues and problems.

 Prepare accounting records and schedules for audit use. Assist in responding to audit and external inquiries; provide a variety of information and assistance regarding general ledger balances, accounting transactions and related information.  Perform monthly and annual closing of the general ledger for all programs and AMPs.  Assists in the preparation of the Section 8 year-end settlement statements for all Section 8 programs; reconcile year-end statements received from HUD.

 Prepares required transactions needed in Asset Management accounting like the Fee for Service, preparation of entries to book fee income to the Central Office Cost Center.  Assists in the preparation Financial Data Schedule for year-end unaudited and audited submission of financial information to HUD REAC.  Assists in preparation of the SFHA Public Housing Assessment System - Financial Indicator scores (PHAS-FASS) and at the AMP Level.  Reviews and analyses assisted housing tenant information for accuracy and to determine landlord payment amounts; posts and maintains HAP register; works with section 8 staff on payment discrepancies.  Assist with fiscal year end closing analysis of financial reports.  Analyzes, participates, recommends improvement, develops, and implements fiscal policies procedures and internal controls and realign business practices with technology.  Performs other related duties as required. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be: EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE Equivalent to the completion of a four (4) year degree or equivalent education from an accredited educational institution with major coursework in Business Administration with emphasis in Accounting or Finance. AND Three (3) years of increasingly responsible experience in professional experience in accounting, finance or a closely related field. Microsoft Great Plains Software experience desired. Licenses and Certifications CPA certification highly desired. Possession of or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license by time of appointment and be insurable by the Authority’s automobile insurance carrier.

SELECTION PLAN Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be administered an examination that may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures that evaluate, knowledge, skill, ability or qualifications. Applicants must pass each phase of the process to be placed on the list that will be used to fill vacancies. The Authority may without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as the needs of the Agency dictate. Employment offers are contingent upon documentation of the right to work in the United States and a criminal record check. This position is represented by SEIU-1021. According to the provisions of the MOU, the top three (3) names on the eligible list will be provided to the hiring department to fill vacancies.

Candidates can refuse up to two (2) offers before removal from list.

HOW TO APPLY Applications are being accepted through the San Francisco Housing by mail or in person at the Human Resources Department. Interested individuals should submit a SFHA Employment Application to the San Francisco Housing Authority’s Human Resources Department, 1815, Egbert Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124. The employment application can be obtained at Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed San Francisco Housing Authority application.

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION Applicants may be required to submit verification of (proof) of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination or selection process.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations by contacting the Human Resources Department at (415) 715-3101. Persons requesting reasonable accommodations must do so within five (5) days after the invitation to the assessment process, to allow sufficient time to make arrangements.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY The SFHA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political or religious affiliation, age, veteran status or disability in its employment practices or the provision of services.

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