Accountant 1 - San Antonio Housing Authority

Corporate Office San Antonio, TX
  • $42K Annual Salary
  • Full Time
  • Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, 401K / Retirement
  • Employer Fairly Likely to Respond

Accountant I - Salary $41,017.60 Annually

Location San Antonio, TX

Job TypeFull-Time

Department Finance & Accounting


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing entry-level professional accounting work requiring knowledge of operating and analyzing individual accounting process.

Examples of Duties

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. These essential functions require presence in the workplace on a regular basis and regular attendance must be maintained. 

  • Processes and analyzes financial information from process module and prepares journal entries to accounts, such as general ledger accounts, documenting business transactions.

  • Reconciles subsidiary ledgers to the General Ledger (i.e., TARs and Security Deposit)    

  • Assists customers, vendors and employees with the technical process issues.

  • Monitors processes for accuracy and submits recommendations for improvements.

  • Reviews invoices and receipts by performing thorough research to determine status and resolve discrepancies, if needed.

  • Compiles financial data to support individual general ledger process balances for annual audit.

  • Prepares adjusting journal entries to general ledger accounts as needed.    

  • Assists in the research of fluctuations between actual and projected operations as requested.

  • Processes payments for residents that are sent directly to the bank or other electronic options.

  • Download or import data from various sources to post and/or reconcile to the G/L or other databases.

  • Processes tenant refunds and utility assistance payments.

  • Prepare periodic reports for senior team, ELT, or Board of Commissioners

  • Cash monitoring duties including tracking all investments for the agency.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:


  • Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) form an accredited four-year college or university in Accounting required with a minimum 3.00 GPA in Accounting courses.

  • A copy of transcript is required.

  • Must have the ability to learn and use cloud applications such as Google GSuite applications to include but not limited to: Google Chrome Browser, Gmail, Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets and Slides.  Understanding document sharing and collaboration in the cloud. Experience and proficiency with Microsoft Office 365, cloud accessible applications to include but not limited to: One drive, Outlook, Word, Excel and Powerpoint or MAC or PC desktop equivalent is acceptable. 

  • Successful completion of a criminal history background check, education, and work history verification, and drug screening test.


  • Ability to learn cloud technologies such as LucidChart for diagram , workflow and chart drawing.  Experience with Vizio or equivalent is acceptable. Basic understanding of Virtual Private Network (VPN) access to connect to internal business systems.  

License and Certifications: 

  • Texas Class "C" driver's license at the time of placement and be insurable by the Housing Authority's liability and fleet insurance carrier.

  • Must have the ability to earn certifications as required by assigned tasks.

Technical Skills:

To perform this job successfully, the employee should have:

  • Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and auditing principles, practices and procedures

  • Knowledge of preparation and maintenance of accounting and budgetary data & records.

  • Knowledge of modern office practices, procedures and equipment.
  • Knowledge of interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work confidentially with discretion

  • Ability to perform a variety of technical accounting duties in the preparation, maintenance and control of financial data records.

  • Ability to assure compliance with applicable policies, procedures and governmental regulations.

  • Ability to reconcile accounts and balance financial statements.

  • Ability to plan and organize work.

  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machines including computer terminals, computers and spreadsheet applications.

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

  • Ability to work independently with little direction.

  • Ability to meet schedules and timelines.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

  • Ability to work respectfully and courteously with staff and the general public.

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