Job Title: GENERAL LEDGER (GL) ACCOUNTANT
The purpose of this position is to perform professional-level accounting work, including preparing, analyzing and verifying fiscal records and reports, preparing financial and statistical reports, reconciling General Ledger accounts as assigned, and ensuring that all transactions are posted properly each month. Responsibilities may also include generating monthly financial statements and management reports including budget vs. actual variance analyses, financial forecasts, and complying with existing accounting practices and procedures
Essential Job Functions
Responsible for the daily, monthly, and periodic activity of the General Ledger, by assigned program or accounts, to include the following:
- Prepare and review journal entries to the General Ledger as needed, including all necessary back-up documentation
- Prepare and submit standard recurring monthly journal entries on a timely basis
- Prepare monthly budget vs. actual variance analyses
- Perform reconciliations and analysis of account balances on a monthly basis
- Complete month-end close activities in a timely manner
- Update sub-ledgers and disbursement registers; reconcile to General Ledger balances
- Prepare and analyze supporting schedules and work papers for accounts and programs, as required for internal use as well as the external audit
- Prepare bank reconciliations on assigned accounts or areas
- Complete fund accounting requirements, including management reporting and analysis
- Manage/complete HUD reporting requirements in assigned areas
- Assist in the preparation of monthly and consolidated financial statements
- Assist with budget preparation and loading of data
Perform other duties as assigned.
- Knowledge and understanding of U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)
- Knowledge of fund and governmental accounting practices and principles
- Knowledge of HUD, federal and state financial regulations and policies and procedures
- Knowledge of computerized information systems used in financial, accounting, and payroll applications
- Skill in maintaining accurate financial records and preparing clear and accurate reports for informational, auditing and operational use
- Skill in reconciling accounts, records, reports and journals
- Skill in interpreting, applying and explaining complex laws, codes, regulations and ordinances
- Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
- Ability to work in a team environment
- Ability to plan and organize work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines
- Proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and Access
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, subordinates, co-workers, residents, auditors, consultants, and bank personnel
Physical Effort and Working Conditions
Work is principally sedentary. No special physical demands are required. The work involves normal risks or discomforts associated with an office environment. The work area is usually adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.
The incumbent must be capable of obtaining federal, state and city police criminal investigation clearances and pass a drug screening test administered by the Commission or other source as designated by the Commission. The incumbent must be bondable.
Bachelor’s degree in Accounting required, plus 3 years of experience in a professional accounting capacity that includes preparing journal entries, General Ledger account analysis, cash management, bank reconciliations, audit work papers, and financial statement preparation.
Although marijuana has been legalized under Michigan law, it is a Schedule I controlled substance and is illegal under federal law. As a federally funded agency DHC’s employees are NOT permitted to use or possess any form of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes. Any applicant for employment who tests positive for marijuana during a pre-employment drug screening shall be ineligible for employment with DHC. Any applicant for employment who advises DHC that s/he uses any form of marijuana will be ineligible for employment with DHC. DHC is unable to grant a request for a reasonable accommodation to use marijuana under any circumstance.
HOW TO APPLY:
Submit cover letter, and resume detailing your qualifications/work experience and Voluntary Self- Identification forms to:
Venesta Jones, Detroit Housing Commission
1301 E. Jefferson
Detroit, MI 48207
Apply online at www.dhcmi.org under the Careers tab.