Under general supervision performs a variety of complex duties for the Finance Division of the SC State Housing Finance and Development Authority. As SC HELP Senior Accountant, the employee is responsible for preparing and entering transactions into the general ledger, reconciling all general ledger accounts, analyzing and preparing financial statements and other complex financial information to include quarterly and annual production reports for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. The Senior Accountant is also responsible for reviewing and updating accounting policies and procedures for the SC HELP program.
Minimum and Additional Requirements:
Agency Minimum Qualifications*:
A bachelor's degree majoring in finance or accounting and a minimum of 5 years of full time experience in accounting, auditing and/or finance with progressive levels of responsibility. Knowledge of governmental accounting principles and practices, understanding of governmental financial statements, and the ability to analyze and interpret complex financial data and reports is essential. Knowledge of State laws and regulations concerning disbursements, deposits, and transfers of funds is also required.
*Candidates must specifically meet the Agency Minimum Requirements or an equivalent combination of education and experience to be considered for this position.
Knowledge of and ability to interpret laws, regulations, policies and procedures relevant to grant or program management. Ability to exercise judgment and discretion. Knowledge of personal computers, Windows operating system, and Microsoft Office Suite with expert level proficiency in Excel and Word. Must have exceptional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, coworkers, external partners and customers. Must be detail oriented and analytical with the ability to independently organize multiple tasks and set priorities. Ability to work within strict deadlines. Must be able to exercise sound judgment. Must be able to prepare, analyze and interpret financial data and reports. Must demonstrate expertise in the use of automated accounting systems and/or financial reporting systems.
Must be able to safely lift and carry files, books and reports weighing up to 20 lbs. Must be able to sit, stand, and walk for intermittent periods of time. Must be able to reach, bend, and twist at the waist to perform filing, desk work and operate general office equipment.
A Master's Degree, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and/or Certified Governmental Financial Officer (CGFO) preferred.