Posting Date:  11/18/2021
Job Title:  Staff Accountant
Salary:  $4,438-$5,000
Entity:  Vancouver Housing Authority
Closing Date:  open until filled


The Staff Accountant is responsible for overseeing financial reporting of various federal (HUD), state, and local grant contracts, as well as assisting with preparation of VHA financial statements, audits, and budgets. Provides accurate and reliable financial information and analysis to internal and external users according to industry standards and VHA requirements.
VHA’s operating budget is approximately $90M. Our major programs include administration of over 3,000 Section 8 vouchers under various contracts with HUD, as well as oversight of over 3,000 units of affordable housing owned and/or managed by VHA and its affiliates. VHA is a growth-oriented organization focused on actively expanding its existing housing programs and development of additional housing stock.

Primary Duties

Oversees federal HUD funding compliance and reporting obligations.
Oversees funding compliance and reporting obligations for other state and local grants.
Submits periodic grant renewal documents and applications.
Reconciles grant funding and applicable expenses, including funding for voucher programs HAP and administrative expenses.
Prepares various reports and submits those to HUD or other funders as required, including monthly Section 8 VMS report.
Prepares periodic federal (HUD), state, and local grant funding requisitions and monitors funds draw down process.
Oversees various grant audits, reviews and other periodic grant closeout processes.
Maintains current knowledge of HUD financial regulations and advises VHA staff on HUD funding positions.
Uses various tools to prepare HUD funding projections.
Participates in VHA annual audit and budgeting functions by preparing various schedules and reports related to grants and HUD funding.
Interfaces with and advises Voucher Programs (Section 8) department of financial reporting matters.
Liaisons with HUD financial analysis team.


Bachelor’s degree in accounting, or related subject plus at least 2 years related experience in accounting or equivalent.
Experience in public sector, affordable housing, or non-profit industry required.
CPA certification preferred.

Contact Information

Mila Fabyanchuk


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