Accountant I


July 9th, 2024

Position Summary

Under the general supervision of the Comptroller, Accountant I is responsible for maintaining fiscal records requiring considerable knowledge of professional accounting principles and practices in a computerized environment. Prepares reports and statements for submission to the Comptroller and Director of Finance. The incumbent is responsible for the analysis and accounting of financial transactions by performing professional bookkeeping and accounting work in the general ledger and vendor accounts payable for the Authority and its affiliate entities. Duties require the use of considerable personal initiative and independent judgement, and the ability to coordinate, input, process, and review data from a number of different sources.

Salary Range
Monthly $6,270 – 7,258 (Exempt)
Final Filing Date
Open Until Filled

Essential Job Functions & Required Knowledge

Essential Job Functions

  • Process invoices, verify vendor payments, and prepare customer invoices.
  • Prepare and analyze financial statements, including income statements, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.
  • Collaborate with various departments to support budgeting and forecasting activities. Help prepare budgets, track actual expenses against budgeted amounts, and provide variance analysis.
  • Assist with internal and external audits by providing requested documentation and reconciliations. Monitor regulatory agreements and assist with reporting requirements.
  • Assist in analyzing financial data to identify trends, variances, and opportunities for process improvement. Support decision-making processes by providing accurate and relevant financial information.
  • Utilize accounting software and tools effectively to perform accounting tasks. Contribute to the implementation and improvement of financial systems and processes.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including finance, development, management, and Housing Choice Voucher to gather financial data and provide support for decision-making. Communicate effectively with stakeholders regarding financial matters.
  • Process 1099s at calendar year end.
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of the accounting department.

Required Knowledge and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the general operations and purpose of a public housing agency, including knowledge of policies and regulations.
  • Knowledge of general accounting principles (GAAP, GAAS) and their application as well as a demonstrated ability to apply these in practice.
  • Ability to perform research and provide documentation on technical accounting issues.
  • Ability to make complex computations rapidly and accurately; utilize manual and automated accounting computer systems and equipment.
  • Ability to assist in the planning, organizing, training and coordination of the preparation and posting of financial records.
  • Ability to follow established policies and procedures in the creation and maintenance of accounting records and to understand and apply laws, regulations, and policies to the maintenance of financial records.
  • Ability to maintain accounting records, analyze data, prepare accurate reports, post and balance to certain general and subsidy ledger accounts.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, and the general public. Ability to identify and rectify problem areas relating to the area of work.
  • Ability to create and maintain new accounting entities/affiliates as operations require.
  • Must have excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite.

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty as noted above. The requirements below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability associated with the essential duties. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • BS/BA degree in accounting or business with a focus in accounting from an accredited college or university.
  • One to three (1-3) years of progressive experience as an Accountant preferred.

Additional Requirements

  • Must be able to move or carry objects or materials such as files, computer printouts, reports, calculators, office supplies, etc.
  • Must possess and maintain an applicable California Driver’s License and a driving record acceptable to the Authority’s insurance carrier. (Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.)
  • Exempt staff work a flex schedule of eight 9-hour days and one 8-hour day with every other Friday off. Exempt employees are measured on outcomes and expected to complete their work irrespective of the flex schedule.

To Apply

Download, complete and submit the Housing Authority Job Application to the information below:

Human Resources Department
C/O Corina Marquez
2575 Grand Canal Blvd. Suite 220
Stockton, CA 95207

For more information about HACSJ Job Opportunities, refer to our Employment Opportunities page.

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