Lehigh County Housing Authority Emmaus, PA
- Expired: January 23, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.
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.
Comptroller will need to be able to perform the following:
Develop and maintain financial policies and procedures and
Preparation and review of monthly/annual governmental financial
statements, including the combination of several federal and non-federal
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
Act as a Contracting Officer to execute contracts, and monitor
Monitor and review monthly and annual budget to actual financial
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
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
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
Perform essential duties as assigned.
Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
(GAAP), low income, tax credit, limited partnerships, non-profits, and
Working knowledge of payroll.
Knowledge of allocation plans as they relate to federal and HUD
programs, non-profits and state laws.
degree in accounting experience and certified public accountant (CPA) license
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.
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.
AND SKILLS ABILIITIES:
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.
knowledge of modern office practices and procedures and of standard office and
knowledge of the principles of public administration.
knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of centralized,
budgetary and accurate accounting and treasury management.
knowledge of the approved principles and standard practices of budgeting and
accounting standards (GAAP and GASB)
knowledge of the accounting and financial management practices associated with
housing authority operations.
to maintain standard accounting and control measures for the housing authority.
to assign, direct, supervises and reviews the activities of the subordinate
to prepare and submit clear, concise and accurate reports and to compile and
analyze financial statements and reports.
to effectively express ideas orally and in writing.
to exercise considerable independent judgement and initiative in directing a
fiscal control system.
to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees,
officials and the general public.
department personnel job performance and recommends personnel action as
with and reports regularly to the director on assigned responsibilities.
duties as assigned.
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