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Omaha Housing Authority

Omaha Housing Authority


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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 2700 public housing units and up to 4,300 Housing Choice (Section 8) Vouchers.

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 Health, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance; a 401(a) retirement with a 5.5% match and a 457 compensation plan. Employees also receive 12 days of vacation that begin accumulating on your date of hire; and 17 paid holidays, which include your Birthday, a Floating Holiday, and a Self-Care Day. For information on Omaha Housing Authority, including more information on Employee Benefits and our Company Culture, visit our website at

Salary Range

$49,985 - $63,858

Job Function

Account for the activities of the Housing Authority in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, HUD regulations and affordable housing program regulations.

Essential Functions

Responsibilities include accounting for Housing Choice Voucher Programs, Public Housing Program, Affordable Housing Programs, Tax Credit Finance compliance reporting, Capital and Development fund accounting, and Miscellaneous Grant fund accounting.
Compile and analyze financial information to prepare entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, and document business transactions.
Establish, maintain, and coordinate the implementation of accounting and accounting control procedures.
Monitor and review accounting and related system reports for accuracy and completeness.
Prepare and review budget, revenue, expense, payroll entries, invoices, and other accounting documents.
Explain billing invoices and accounting policies to staff, vendors and clients.
Resolve accounting discrepancies.
Interact with internal and external auditors in completing audits.
Assist in developing the annual operating budget.
Complete HUD reports, bank reconciliation, account reconciliation, cash management and submit by the due date.
Complete tasks to support finance audit, HUD review and other audits and reviews associated with Housing programs
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 years professional level experience in accounting/finance. Direct experience with governmental accounting is preferred. Tax Credit experience is preferred.
Professional Designations/Advanced Degrees: CGFM (Certified Government Financial Manager), CMA, MBA, CPA preferred.
Knowledge of HUD Voucher Management System (VMS), Knowledge of HUD Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC), Knowledge of HUD Subsidy and Grant Information System (SAGIS), and HUD Line of Credit Control System (LOCCS) preferred.
Advanced Excel Database skills: pivot tables, formulas, sort, filter, text to column.
Proficient in the use of YARDI software preferred.
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 and office setting amid normal conditions of dust, odors, fumes, and noises and involves considerable public contact. Depending on the assigned division, incumbents may encounter angry, obnoxious, and rude individuals.


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)

Facsimile Machine

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.

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Posted on:
August 2, 2022