Senior Accountant

Ohkay Owingeh
Posted 6 months ago

Job Features

Position TitleSenior Accountant
DepartmentHousing Authority
Period to Apply07/28/2020-Open Until Filled
Pay Rate$51,000-$77,000 (Salary)
Position StatusRegular Full-Time
FLSA StatusExempt

Job Description


Under direct supervision of the Controller (OOHA), accomplishes the objectives of the Accounting Department by coordinating all accounting functions for OOHA and Tsigo Bugeh Village Apartments. Ensures all accounting functions and programs are maintained in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Governmental Accounting Standards. Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.


Work under the direct supervision of the Housing Controller.


No supervision exercised.



  • • Assists controller in developing, monitoring, and enforcing all accounting policies and procedures
  • • Develops, documents, and monitors departmental procedures to ensure that Generally Accepted Accounting Principles are upheld
  • • Assists Controller in maintaining internal controls in Housing procedures
  • • Assists Controller in preparing records for the annual audit; preparing responses to audit findings; and implementing recommendations to correct audit findings
  • • Reviews monthly ledger reports; develops and posts adjusting journal entries to correct posting errors, record indirect costs, recognize earned revenue
  • • Assists in developing and overseeing process related to grant and policy compliance
  • • Assists Controller in preparation and review of monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual financial reports for submission to Board and funding agencies
  • • Prepares program financial reports for project monitoring. Assists Project Managers in monitoring project costs
  • • Processes payroll and accounts payable, allocating costs to appropriate grants
  • • Prepares and/or oversees filing all monthly, quarterly, and annual tax reports; including NM CRS, 941s, W2s, 1099s, and related forms
  • • Assist Controller in preparing annual and grant specific budge documents, enters budgets in accounting module
  • • Reconciles general ledger accounts quarterly
  • • Prepares budget variance reports by grant/fund
  • • Records and/or oversees daily cash receipt payments
  • • Reconciles notes receivable, including tenant and homeowner loans, rehab notes, and tenant A/R for TBV
  • • Analyzes aging schedules and distributes monthly AR reports internally
  • • Issues monthly statements on all note’s receivable and to TBV tenants
  • • Works with servicing agency in setting up and monitoring mortgages receivable
  • • Assists with providing amortization schedules for mortgage loans as needed
  • • Assists in development of internal processes regarding procurement, loans receivable and payable, tenant transactions, grant management, and all other Housing projects
  • • Maintains appropriate documentation as required by policies and procedures
  • • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by conducting research; attending seminars; educational workshops; classes and conferences; reviewing professional publications; establishing networks; participating in professional societies; and conferring with representatives of contracting agencies and related organizations
  • • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required
  • • Duties may change based on department needs and changes,
  • • Performs other duties as required


  • • Knowledge of traditional form of government and pueblo customs and traditions
  • • Knowledge of the functions and structure of Ohkay Owingeh
  • • Knowledge of the standards, policies, practices, and procedures of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Governmental Accounting Standards, and Business Administration
  • • Knowledge of payroll practices and procedures
  • • Knowledge of the development, preparation, and control of budgets
  • • Knowledge of managerial and statistical analysis techniques and reporting procedures
  • • Knowledge of business English, proper spelling, grammar, punctuation, and basic arithmetic
  • • Ability to communicate effectively in the English language both verbally and in writing
  • • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships with individuals of varying social and cultural backgrounds and with co-workers at all levels
  • • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • • Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action
  • • Ability to work independently and meet strict time lines
  • • Ability to make solid decisions and exercise independent judgment
  • • Ability to be persuasive and tactful in controversial situations
  • • Ability to demonstrate excellence in everything, and continually seek improvement in results
  • • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical reference
  • • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations
  • • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
  • • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • • Ability to interpret applicable federal, state, county, and local laws, regulations, and requirements
  • • Skill in operating business computers and office machines, including in a Windows environment, specifically Word, Excel, Access, presentation software (such as PowerPoint), and PC-based computerized accounting software
  • • Skill in preparing, reviewing, and analyzing operational and financial reports
  • • Skill in analyzing problems, projecting consequences, identifying solutions, and implementing recommendations
  • • Skill in statistical compilation and analysis



  • • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field with five (5) years Accounting experience, including two (2) years of supervisory experience in an Accounting environment, (CPA is preferred), or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • • Highly developed attention to detail and organizational skills
  • • Demonstrated good verbal and writing skills
  • • Must be able to maintain confidentiality
  • • Current valid New Mexico’s Driver’s License with no DWI’s
  • • Must be an insurable driver through the Pueblos Insurance Carrier
  • • No felony convictions or gross misdemeanors within the past ten years
  • • Must successfully be able to successfully pass a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen and background investigation


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