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Job Title: Accounts Examiner
Location: Hartford, CT United States
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/29/2024
Expire Date: 06/29/2024
Job Categories: Accounting/Auditing
Job Description
Accounts Examiner
Accounts Examiner
Recruitment #240522-0030AR-001

Location Hartford, CT
Date Opened 5/29/2024 12:00:00 AM
Salary $76,386* - $98,746/year (*New to state service to start at minimum)
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 6/11/2024 11:59:00 PM
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INTRODUCTION

The State of Connecticut, Department of Housing (DOH), is accepting applications for two Accounts Examiner positions.

WHAT WE CAN OFFER YOU:
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A healthy work-life balance to all employees
Professional growth and development opportunities
The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company - ‘Forbes’: State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule

THE ROLE:
For the State of Connecticut’s Department of Housing (DOH), the Accounts Examiner role is accountable for independently performing a full range of financial duties regarding the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) and Rental Assistance (RAP) programs, including processing and administering funds to all housing payment and repayment accounts and close-out procedures.
Additional responsibilities include:
All DOH Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable procedures related to the Section 8 HCV and RAP programs
Review and create annual budgets for DOH’s Section 8 HCV and RAP programs
Maintain central filing system for the DOH, assuring all documents are readily available
Create and maintain logs and registers on Section 8 and RAP units, government contracts and amendments, Federal and State programs, and distribute to appropriate employees
Perform financial duties as it relates to the HCV portability accounts; input and track “Port-In” checks from initial PHA’s and set up and mail portability invoices
Examine and reconcile accounting records with supporting data including vouchers, invoices, and cash receipts
Receive and review electronic lock box files daily for all tenant repayments from the bank
Process repayment hardship requests
Log incoming and voided checks into the DOH’s financial system
Process stop payments for landlord and tenant checks as requested
Send payment notifications or repayment invoices to tenants and other default notifications
Balance month-end procedures to process checks for landlords and tenants for all Section 8 HCV and RAP recipients
Monitor, log, and maintain monthly accounts receivables for Section 8 HCV and RAP repayments
Reconcile monthly payments to payment register reports exported from the Section 8 database
Assist the Research Analysts in creating and finalizing monthly close-out reports
Review and finalize monthly HCV Voucher Management System (VMS) reports
Finalize and submit monthly HCV financial reports to the Contract and Procurement Director and Grants and Contracts Specialist
Examine the DOH’s application of accounting methods and procedures on the Section 8 HCV and RAP programs to ensure compliance with accepted accounting and HUD principles, in addition to all federal, state, and local fair housing laws and regulations or requirements
Perform other related duties as required

POSITION HIGHLIGHTS:
Monday-Friday
First shift, 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM
Full-time
Location: 505 Hudson Street, in Hartford, CT

ABOUT US:
Our mission at the State of Connecticut, Department of Housing (DOH) is to strengthen and revitalize communities by promoting affordable housing opportunities. DOH seeks to eliminate homelessness and to catalyze the creation and preservation of quality, affordable housing to meet the needs of all individuals and families statewide to ensure that Connecticut continues to be a great place to live and work.
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