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Comptroller

Lehigh County Housing Authority Emmaus, PA

  • Expired: January 23, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

COMPROLLER

JOB DESCRIPTION



The Comptroller position with Lehigh County

Housing Authority (LCHA) is very unique in that this position runs the finances

for a housing authority, a non-profit corporation and tax credit entities. The Comptroller is considered part of the

Executive Team and collaborates with that team to develop strategic management

and financial policies and decisions.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB





The Comptroller monitors, directs

and implements the financial activities of the Lehigh County Housing Authority.

Work involves ensuring maximum utilization of program funds using effective

budgetary controls and financial analysis. Performs a variety of administrative

and supervisory tasks involving maintaining financial records and preparing

reports for internal use; reviewing and approving general ledger entries;

managing the investment of agency funds; preparing and analyzing the Housing

Authoritys low-income housing, operating budgets, Housing Voucher Choice

Programs, and various capital or modernization grant programs. Reports directly

to the Executive Director and directly assists on all strategic and tactical

matters as they relate to budget management, cost benefit analysis, forecasting

needs and the securing of new funding. Observes the confidentiality of all

Housing Authority matters. Employee must also exercise tact and courtesy in

contacts with federal and local officials, auditors and departmental personnel.





The

Comptroller will need to be able to perform the following:



Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures and

internal controls.



Preparation and review of monthly/annual governmental financial

statements, including the combination of several federal and non-federal

programs.



Maintain the general ledgers of all entities/programs under

control of the housing authority, non-profit and tax credit entities, including

the reconciliation of all cash accounts, accounts receivables, accounts

payables, third party and inter-program loans.

Collaborate with the Executive Team in the development of all

Agency strategies, goal planning, evaluation and policy.


Determine effect of potential business decisions on financial

policy.



Act as a Contracting Officer to execute contracts, and monitor

procurement.



Monitor and review monthly and annual budget to actual financial

reports.


Monitor and review all Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency

(PHFA)/Investor financial covenants for tax credit partnerships.


Monitor and review LCHA financial ratios to maintain standard performer

status with Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) through the Department of Housing

and Urban Development (HUD).


Prepare and review annual entity-wide and individual program

budgets.



Monitor and review all filings with regulatory agencies including HUD,

REAC, PHFA, and the IRS.



Monitor and review entity wide and individual program cash flow

requirements.


Work closely with various independent auditors and regulatory

agency auditors conducting on-site reviews of various entities.



Work closely with LCHAs fee accountant to ensure all required HUD

filings are prepared and submitted on a timely basis.



Monitor and review LCHAs financial compliance with all programs

receiving federal and state financial assistance.



Supervising accounting management staff and clerk.



Collaborate as company representative with business partners.



Cooperate with all directors and management staff to support

functions across LCHA/VHDC/NCHA.



Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as

needed.



Perform essential duties as assigned.



Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

(GAAP), low income, tax credit, limited partnerships, non-profits, and

corporations.



Working knowledge of payroll.



Knowledge of allocation plans as they relate to federal and HUD

programs, non-profits and state laws.





EDUCATION:



Bachelors

degree in accounting experience and certified public accountant (CPA) license

is preferred.



Three

to five years of accounting experience and management experience with the day

to day financial operations of an organization of at 70 employees, or with a

CPA firm advising such businesses. Two years of direct HUD and/or housing

authority experience preferred.



Verbal

aptitude: requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain

procedures, to follow oral and written instructions. Must be able to

communicate effectively and efficiently in accounting terminology.





KNOWLEDGE

AND SKILLS ABILIITIES:



Thorough

knowledge of the principles, methods and practices of accounting and financial

management issues of all housing programs, corporations and other properties

owned or managed by the housing authority.


Thorough

knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and of standard office and

accounting equipment.

Thorough

knowledge of the principles of public administration.

Thorough

knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of centralized,

budgetary and accurate accounting and treasury management.

Thorough

knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of budgeting and

accounting standards (GAAP and GASB)

Considerable

knowledge of the accounting and financial management practices associated with

housing authority operations.

Ability

to maintain standard accounting and control measures for the housing authority.

Ability

to assign, direct, supervises and reviews the activities of the subordinate

workers.

Ability

to prepare and submit clear, concise and accurate reports and to compile and

analyze financial statements and reports.

Ability

to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.

Ability

to exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in directing a

fiscal control system.

Ability

to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,

officials and the general public.

Evaluates

department personnel job performance and recommends personnel action as

appropriate.

Meets

with and reports regularly to the director on assigned responsibilities.

Other

duties as assigned.






Lehigh County Housing Authority

Address

Emmaus, PA
18049 USA

Industry

Finance and Insurance

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