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Senior Accountant

Omaha Housing Authority


Job title:
Senior Accountant

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Job description:

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who likes to roll up their sleeves and solve problems. This team member will serve as a key leader and subject matter expert in the department and across OHA!

The Omaha Housing Authority is a Non-Profit Government Agency based in Omaha and established in 1935. Omaha Housing Authority contracts with HUD to provide safe and sanitary housing to low and moderate-income individuals through rent subsidies and administers over 2,700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

OHA is Committed to Equal Opportunity

Omaha Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local laws.

Core Values

We are Welcoming
We Actively Listen
We are Diverse, Inclusive & Equitable
We are Exceptional
We Practice Self Care
We Share Power
We Practice De-Escalation
We are a Team


The Omaha Housing Authority offers an exceptional benefits package for full-time employees that includes medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; retirement and 457 compensation plans; 12 days of vacation that begin on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, including your birthday, a floating holiday, and a self-care day. Omaha Housing Authority is actively seeking diverse candidates and affirming of all identities. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on employee benefits and our company culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$58,721 – $85,145

Job Function

This team member will serve as a key leader and subject matter expert in the department and across OHA. Account for the activities of the Housing Authority in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, HUD regulations, and affordable housing program regulations.

Responsibilities include accounting for Housing Choice Voucher Programs, Public Housing Programs, Affordable Housing Programs, Tax Credit Programs, Capital & Development fund accounting, and Miscellaneous Grant fund accounting.

Essential Functions

Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts & document business transactions.
Prepare financial reports & financial analyses.
Prepare monthly revenue & cash flow projections.
Assist with preparing and monitoring budgets.
Maintain & reconcile balance sheet and general ledger accounts.
Assist with annual audit preparations and other HUD-required reviews.
Investigate & resolve audit findings, account discrepancies, and issues of noncompliance.
Perform other accounting duties and support junior staff as required or assigned.
Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting control procedures.
Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
Create timely & accurate financial reports & present them to various stakeholders.
Develop recommendations to optimize OHA’s accounting systems & procedures to detect inaccuracies.
Works interactively with all OHA departments, HUD, and other outside agencies.

Additional Responsibilities

May assist with special projects.
May be required to work weekend and evening hours.
May maintain a set of books for related organizations.
May provide training for Finance department staff as directed.
Other duties as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting, finance, or a closely related field.
Experience: Three (3) years of professional-level experience in accounting/finance.
Advanced Excel Database skills: pivot tables, formulas, sort, filter, text to column.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, skilled at MS Word including mail merge and database functions, skilled at managing Email communication, customer service phone calls, and customer contact.
Advanced problem-solving skills, solution creation, and negotiation.
High degree of organization skills, time management, and prioritization skills.
Ability to read and interpret HUD government documents and program descriptions for Housing Choice Vouchers, Public Housing, Affordable Housing, Tax Credit Financing programs, OHA procedures, and policies.
Ability to communicate in a positive, professional, and effective manner while adhering to the OHA Policies and Procedures.
May require working in a standing or seated position for continuous periods of time.
Ability to accomplish the described duties through use of appropriate computer and general office equipment.

Working Conditions

Work is performed in an office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises and involves considerable public contact.


Ability to sit, stand, and walk up to 100% of the time; and reach stoop, squat, push, pull, and type up to 25% of the time.
Ability to move objects weighing up to ten (10) pounds up to 33% of the time.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Equipment Operation

(Any one position may not use all of the tools and equipment listed nor do the listed examples comprise all of the tools and equipment that may be used in positions allocated to this classification)

Fax Machine

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Posted on:
June 6, 2024

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