Senior Accountant (Housing Authority)

$79,493 - $100,646 yearly
  • Clackamas County
  • Oregon City, OR, USA
  • Aug 31, 2023
Full time Accounting

Job Description

Senior Accountant (Housing Authority)

Job ID: 107154

Location: Oregon City, Oregon

Full/Part Time: Full Time



Clackamas County employees work to serve the public and enrich our community. In that spirit, we pledge to hold ourselves to these standards at all times in our interactions with customers and one another:

• Service
• Professionalism
• Integrity
• Respect
• Individual accountability
• Trust

By incorporating these values into our daily routines, we can better serve our customers, ourselves and our projects. We're always looking to improve. That's the Clackamas County 

Clackamas County is committed to building a community where people thrive, have a sense of safety, connection, and belonging, so that everyone is honored and celebrated for the richness in diversity they bring. We encourage applicants of diverse backgrounds and lived experience to apply.


This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed every Monday. We reserve the right to close this recruitment at any time on or after that date.


Annual Pay Range: $79,493.86 - $100,646.63

Hourly Pay Range: $38.218203 - $48.387801

Salary offers will be made within the posted pay range and will be based on a candidate's experience (paid or unpaid) that is directly relevant to the position.

Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package, including competitive wages, cost-of-living adjustments, merit increases (for eligible employees), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status employees.

We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering, health and wellness classes and events, and alternative care benefits, so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle. Employee benefits become effective the first of the month following an employee's date of hire.

Attractive benefits package and incentives for employees in regular status positions are detailed below.

Generous paid time off package, including:

• 12 hours of vacation accrued per month

• Eligible newly hired employees will have the one-time option to frontload their first year of vacation accruals in compliance with! This means you have access to vacation time at time of hire.

• 8 hours of sick accrued per month
• 10 paid holidays and 1 personal days per year

Other Benefits:

• Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP):
Employer-paid 6% PERS retirement contribution (The county currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.)

• A Choice of Medical Plans that include chiropractic coverage, alternative care, vision, and prescription drug coverage
• A Choice of Dental Plans
• Robust EAP and wellness programs, including gym discounts and wellness education classes
• Longevity pay
• Other retirement Savings Options that allow for additional retirement funds savings, including an option to contribute a portion of employee earnings on a pre or post-tax basis to a 457b Deferred Compensation Plan
• A variety of additional optional benefits (see links below for additional information)

This is a full time County position represented by the Housing Authority Employee Association.


The Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) seeks an experienced accounting professional to join our Finance team as a Senior Accountant.

This position performs challenging, highly visible, professional accounting assignments to support financial reporting, operations, development, grant reporting, and accounting for funding from new and existing HACC funding sources. The incumbent will independently perform accounting and related financial analyses covered by unique and complicated laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. The incumbent will also be responsible for serving as a technical expert for HACC staff and management.

HACC is an independent public corporation that provides Public Housing, Affordable Housing, Housing Choice vouchers, and resident services to low-income residents of Clackamas County.

Required Minimum Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible advanced-level accounting/auditing experience

• Any combination of relevant education and training in a relevant discipline that would likely provide the required knowledge and skills may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required years of experience

• Experience ensuring compliance with audit, contracts, or grant requirements
• Demonstrated experience advancing racial equity in a workplace and/or community setting
• Thorough knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Must pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check
• Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.

Preferred Special Qualifications/ Transferrable Skills:*

• Demonstrated knowledge of OMB's Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, Single Audit, and state grant regulations, as demonstrated through professional work experience
• Experience with governmental accounting and budgeting procedures and operations
• Experience with the preparation of a Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
• Possession of a certification such as an Oregon Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), or Grants Management certification
• Thorough knowledge of grant funding processes, reporting, and regulations
• Knowledge of HUD and grant reporting requirements
• Knowledge of laws, rules, and regulations related to housing authorities

*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and/or qualifications relate to this position.


Under supervision, duties may include but are not limited to the following:

• Perform complex accounting functions related to auditing, general ledger, budgeting, grants management, HUD programs, property acquisitions, construction projects, and Low-Income Housing Tax Credit projects for finance.
• Provide regular analysis of financial reporting for properties, grants, and development projects and consolidation of information for entity-wide financial reporting requirements to lenders, H3S management, and as required by grantors and auditors.
• Assist with preparing the annual budget, including interfacing with department managers to bring budget information together for assimilation into the agency budget for presentation to the HACC board.
• Prepare extensive reports and other documents that detail HACC's financial position. Track, monitor, and perform reporting for HUD, Metro grants, and future tax measures as necessary.
• Track project costs for development and provide oversight of projects for development, finance, property management, grant program staff, and financial reporting.
• Provide data analysis for HUD programs to ensure appropriate classification of revenues and expenditures for reporting purposes and compliance with applicable laws and grants/funding requirements.
• Coordinate audit scheduling, prepare required audit documentation, review audit schedules prepared by other staff, and track documents for HACC's annual audit. Assist with the preparation of HACC financial statements.
• Guide the preparation of and review supporting documentation to journal entries before posting to the general ledger to ensure accuracy in compliance with policies and procedures.
• Plans, conducts, and leads field and in-depth program financial examinations of complex financial information to prepare financial reports to maintain records of assets, liabilities, income/revenue and losses, or other financial activities. Review and implement policies and procedures for new laws and regulations by GASB, OMB, HUND, and grantors.
• Functions as a technical resource to other fiscal staff by providing expertise and guidance in a particular financial or accounting subject. As assigned, provides lead direction to the work of others in office support or accounting classifications.
• Analyzes operations, including financial commitments and obligations. Develop trend analysis to project future revenues and expenses. Provide consultation and recommendations to senior management.


Thorough knowledge of: the principles and practices of accounting and auditing; governmental accounting and budgeting procedures and operations; Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); Governmental Accounting Standards (GASB statements); techniques used to locate errors in accounting records; computerized accounting systems and how they aid in compiling, maintaining and using accounting information; general laws and rules regulating and influencing County fiscal operations; data processing as it relates to accounting records and applications; general office practices and procedures; application and use of standard office equipment.

Skill to: Use accounting-related software and financial reporting systems; design, generate and reconcile accounting reports, statements, projections and schedules; interpret and apply accounting and fiscal-related laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures; prepare and maintain accurate reports, spreadsheets and fiscal records; apply and adapt established accounting principles and procedures to a variety of County fiscal applications; apply mathematical and statistical analysis to data from various sources, draw logical conclusions and make appropriate recommendations; communicate professionally, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, customers and the general public.


This position is included in the County's alternate workweek program, working 40 hours during a standard workweek of Monday through Thursday (Fridays off). Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended. This position is eligible for hybrid on-site/telework subject to the and based on the Department's business needs. The exact amount of on-site/telework and schedule will be discussed with the hiring manager during time of offer. Telework locations cannot be located outside of Oregon or Washington. Washington residents must perform 50% of their time on-site at Clackamas County.


Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States. Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt. Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest. It has a population of about 420,000 residents.



The Housing and Community Development Division (HCD), within the Department of Human Services, manages programs to provide decent housing and economic opportunities, community improvement and affordable housing projects and housing rehabilitation loan programs for low and moderate income residents of the County. HCD is comprised of the Housing Authority of Clackamas County (HACC) and Community Development Division.

The Housing Authority of Clackamas County is a public corporation, established under the federal Housing Act of 1937 and the provisions of Chapter 456 of the Oregon Revised Statutes. Although it is a separate public corporation, the HACC falls under the administrative structure of Clackamas County government. Created in 1938, HACC was the first housing authority established in the State of Oregon. The HACC provides affordable, safe, decent and sanitary housing opportunities in a fiscally responsible manner to low-income people in Clackamas County.


Clackamas County only accepts online applications.

Help With Your Application:


If you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).




Clackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships. Once a job applicant has accepted a position, they will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States prior to their first day.


Clackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.

If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to the recruitment close date. You may request an accommodation during the online application process.


James Callahan, Recruiter

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