Assurance Senior Consultant, Public Housing Authority

BDO USA, LLP

Reference #: 5624
Job Summary:
The Assurance Senior Consultant, Public Housing Authority is responsible for performing and overseeing the full cycle general accounting function and light consulting for clients in the affordable housing sector.

Job Duties:
Makes constructive suggestions to improve client programs and policies
Reviews workpapers and other work products that meets the clients requirements and PHA quality standards
Researches program regulations, new HUD notices, and presents findings to clients
Leads the preparation and submission of Federal and local housing subsidy applications and federal funding for programs for clients
Provides basic and advanced accounting services to clients including year-end and monthly reconciliation and other HUD financial reporting and compliance items, etc.
Comprehends common financial statements and prepares draft financial information for review
Conducts basic financial statement analysis and understands the finance and accounting functions generally performed by a business
Assists in managing budgets on engagements to complete work timely and within clients expected cost
Plans basic engagements to include on-boarding and client delivery phases and develops an understanding of engagement economics (i.e., billing and time entry) and adheres to best practices
Interacts with clients to gain information, documents, and data necessary to complete assigned tasks. Identifies and organizes clients financial information; prepares common financial reports and other schedules as requested; formats reports so they are easily read and understood by BDO management and clients. Reviews client information for accuracy; uses deductive reasoning to identify anomalies or gaps and communicates significant client issues to supervisor
Supports drafting proposals and other documents explaining proposed solutions to clients
Articulates BDOs value proposition and understands our target market/client profile
Applies our processes, systems, technology, and resources to manage workflow and ensures proper documentation and workpapers
Supervisory Responsibilities:
Coaches less experienced consultants
Provides verbal and written performance feedback to consultants
Supervises the work assignments of consultants with engagement team

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Education:
Bachelors degree, required; focus in in Accounting, preferred
Experience:
Three (3) or more years of accounting experience, required
Three (3) or more years of experience in public accounting, preferred
One (1) or more years of supervisory experience, preferred
License/Certifications:
Actively pursuing completion of CPA licensing, required
CPA preferred
Software:
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, required
Experience with various assurance applications and research tools, preferred
Language:
N/A
Other Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Solid understanding and experience planning and coordinating the stages to perform an audit of a basic public and/or private company
Knowledge of internal accounting controls and professional standards and regulations
Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to adapt style and messaging to effectively communicate with professionals at all levels, both within the client organization and the firm
Ability to successfully multi-task while working independently and within a group environment
Superior analytical and diagnostic skills and the ability to break down complex issues and implement appropriate resolutions
Ability to work in a demanding, deadline driven environment with a focus on details and accuracy
Understanding of HUD Grant Programs and related rules and regulations
Solid project management skills
Individual salaries that are offered to a candidate are determined after consideration of numerous factors including but not limited to the candidates qualifications, experienc , skills, and geography.
California Range:  $85,000 – $93,000
Colorado Range:  $85,000 – $93,000
NYC/Long Island/Westchester Range:  $85,000 – $93,000
Washington Range:  $85,000 – $93,000

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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