Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority
Published
April 24, 2024
Location
Territorial, USVI
Category
CDBG-DR  
Job Type

Description

The Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery (CDBG-DR) Accountant is responsible for assisting in accurate and complete monthly reporting of all financial information pertaining to the CDBG-DR Program, including the preparation of financial statements and account analysis. This position reports directly to the Disaster Recovery Director of Finance and provides support to that position as needed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Perform cash draw downs and prepare check requests appropriately to ensure the proper disbursement of Federal funds.
  • Responsible for reconciling CDBG-DR Programs related general ledger accounts, preparation of supporting schedules and record retention according to governmental policies and procedures.
  • Reviews and prepares journal vouchers monthly for accurate recording of financial transactions.
  • Address payment issues to ensure no duplicate payments were made.
  • Monitor the operations of the accounts receivable system.
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance to achieve the finance department’s objectives.
  • Research and resolve a vendor inquiry concerning payment and invoicing status.
  • Perform account analysis and prepare journal vouchers for correcting entries when necessary.
  • Communicate funding needs to ensure sufficient balances for the Authority’s disbursements.
  • Complies information to assist the Director of Finance with the month end closing process and prepare supporting schedules to validate account balances after closing.
  • Participate in the creation of schedules and reports for internal and external auditors, providing explanation and supporting documentation as necessary.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in accounting or related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of four years of relevant professional experience working on projects that include experience using V-lookups. Ability to review and process a high volume of invoices in an agreed timeline. Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must have technical writing, presentation development, and research skills; Experience managing projects and people; Ability to manage multiple and sometimes changing projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment; Excellent report writing, analytical, editing, and proofreading skills; Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills; Computer literate to include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; Good oral and written communication skills; Ability to be flexible and work under pressure; Ability to work harmoniously with other VIHFA and CDBG-DR personnel; Ability to maintain confidentiality in all assignments; Ability to multi-task, work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and problem solve; Ability to perform duties with limited supervision; Sense of ownership and  accountability as well as a willingness and commitment to adding value to the Authority; Ability and willingness to learn

SALARY:  $48,000 to $60,000 per annum depending upon qualifications. CDBG-DR grant funded position 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS AND PROCEDURES:

Interested applicants must submit an application, cover letter, and resume/curriculum vitae. Application packages will only be accepted electronically at hr@vihfa.gov. Employment applications can be downloaded from our website at www.vihfa.gov.

Deadline for submittal of application package is Friday, May 10, 2024; however, this position will remain open until filled. Incomplete application packages will not be considered. Selected candidates will be contacted for interview.

The Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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