Assistant Controller

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Job Code: PD16-96
Posted On: Wednesday, 4th January 2017
Department: Finance
Location: Main Office
Kensington, Md
10400 Detrick Avenue
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree

Job Description:

This is a professional accounting and management level position responsible for assisting the Controller with the overall management of the Accounting Department, including financial statement review, audit oversight and supervision of the day to day activities of the General Accounting office to include all accounting functions (i.e. Property Accounting, Public Fund Accounting, Bond Accounting), accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll and other assigned administrative tasks. The employee will coordinate the preparation of the Agency  audit, with the Controller, as well as monitor the general accounting department (i.e. payroll, accounts receivable and payable), Bond Financing, Single Family Fund, Multi-family Funds, HUD, Capital Funds, and Property Accounting functions in order to assure proper procedures and control are being followed. 

Serve as liaison with Agency bank.  Oversight of cash management and investments to include recommending and researching investment opportunities, review journal entries and monthly closing entries. Maintain internal control and safeguards for receipt of revenue, costs, and program budgets and actual expenditures. . Verify data integrity.  Additionally, assist Controller with the supervision of the Accounting Department staff to include recommendations on personnel actions, recruitment and performance appraisals. Ad hoc analysis as necessary. Review Agency wide accounting policies for necessary updates. Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.  

Preferred Skills:

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business or related field. 
  • Requires five years of experience as an Accountant with at least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Considerable knowledge of GAAP, accounting practices, governmental accounting, grant accounting, cost accounting, bond accounting, and non-profit accounting.
  • Considerable knowledge of modern office practices and procedures related to accounting.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to acquire knowledge of, governmental laws, rules and regulations governing accounting activities at HOC. 
  • Ability to develop and implement improvements in accounting methods, procedures forms and records.
  • Knowledge of computerized spreadsheets, databases and computerized accounting systems.
  • Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of the accounting department
  • Ability to coordinate the Agency audit.
  • CPA preferred