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Senior Fee Accountant

Remote, OR
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Who We Are

Emphasys Software is the largest full-service provider to serve the public housing, housing finance, and redevelopment marketplace. Across our five divisions, we provide software that modernizes and streamlines complex processes for housing authorities, agencies, lenders, and governments in almost every state. Through our products and services, we help house roughly half of the families most in need within the United States.

Who we need 

Emphasys Public Housing Authority (PHA) division offers a complete suite of enterprise software applications and services to public housing and redevelopment authorities. Our products manage millions of HUD-subsidized housing units – more than any other provider in the country.

As a Senior Fee Accountant with the Emphasys Accounting Group (our financial and management consulting team) PHA division, you will provide accurate, compliant and timely fee accounting services to a portfolio of clients in the public housing industry. You will monitor changes in regulations, develop and implement accounting procedures to help build high-performing financial services departments and identify opportunities to provide essential services to existing and new clients.

If you are looking for an opportunity to apply your accounting knowledge working with clients making an impact on millions of Americans, this is it. 

Please note that this is a remote opportunity.

What’s in it for you

Impact, growth, and flexibility. Within a year, you will be well-versed in governmental, non-profit accounting, maintain your own portfolio of public housing clients and be able to navigate through the administrative suite of the Emphasys Elite software system. You will create your own work schedule in order to provide services to clients in different time zones. You will work with, learn from and support a team of accounting professionals with a combined 45+ years of industry knowledge.

What you will focus on:

  • Fee accounting and reporting. You will maintain the monthly and annual accounting requirements of an assigned client portfolio. You will apply accounting theory and provide accurate and timely processes to meet client deadlines and reduce audit risk and increase operational efficiency. You will prepare budgets, monthly financial reports and annual Federal, State and Local financial reporting.
  • Consulting services. You will act as the Audit Liaison, ensuring all documentation and reporting is accurate and provided upon request to ensure a positive outcome. You will identify opportunities for cost savings through additional fee accounting services for existing or prospective clients. You will work across and within other Emphasys departments to further the overall objectives of the organization and enhance the client experience.
  • Compliance monitoring. You will assist the CFO/Finance Director by tracking and navigating through changes in regulations (HUD, GAAP, GASB, IRS, etc.) You will leverage your knowledge and insights to recommend updates and create service offerings for clients that will result in process improvement.

What you bring: 

  • Education and experience. You have a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance, and you may have your CPA. You have 5+ years of experience performing complex accounting functions independently, including compliance and regulation alignment, month-end closing, and audit preparation.
  • Knowledge and drive. You have the practical exposure and financial insights to perform client analytics and provide trend information identifying opportunities for cost savings and process improvement. You have experience balancing multiple concurrent projects and completing deliverables on time.
  • Consulting skills. You have professional written and verbal communication skills and can build strong working relationships. You are solution-oriented, can identify business needs and gaps and are able to share expert knowledge to increase the impact of your services. You can manage shifting priorities and effectively avoid conflict through communication and transparency. You are able to adapt to changing environments and handle multiple priorities.
  • Technical skills. You have intermediate skills with Excel for the production of simple and complex spreadsheets. You can manage and analyze complex data for reconciliations. You are familiar with industry accounting software solutions or can easily learn how to navigate accounting software independently.
  • Ownership. You work with a sense of urgency and hold yourself accountable for exceeding expectations and meeting deadlines. You continuously seek new information and learning opportunities, staying at the forefront of best practices in the industry.  

Why Join

Emphasys Software has been a part of Aquila, a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc., since 2008. Responsive to the needs of multiple markets, and acting as a thought partner to ensure success, Aquila invests in category-defining B2B/B2G software companies globally. We are a well-managed, profitable company that operates like a startup with the financial backing of a larger organization.

Emphasys brings together bright, talented people who aspire to excellence and share a commitment to upholding our mission: To be a company of outstanding people delivering vertical market software solutions through long-term partnerships with clients.

Our entrepreneurial culture, lean environment, and people come together to form a dynamic organization where purpose drives our growth. With the autonomy to be creative and curious, we collaborate and iterate to achieve real impact in the communities we support.

Apply Now

We encourage and appreciate candidates with diverse backgrounds and experiences. If you have 70% of the qualifications we seek and want to play an integral role in our success, express your interest HERE. 

Emphasys Software promotes equal employment opportunities for all. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, marital status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment decisions are made based on qualifications, merit, and business needs. We welcome and encourage applications from people with disabilities and accommodations are available on request.

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