Accounting Manager

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Job Code: PD23-48
Posted On:
Closing On:
Monday, 5th February 2024
Sunday, 5th May 2024
Department: Finance
Location: Kensington
HOC Main Office
10400 Detrick Ave., Kensington
Job Type:
Full Time
Education: 4 Year Degree
Pay Rate: Grade 28; salary range $77,754 to $131,949 | Salary determined by departmental budget- Offer commensurate with experience

Job Description:



The Housing Opportunities Commission of Montgomery County (HOC) was established in 1974 to better respond to the County’s need for affordable housing. HOC is authorized to acquire, own, lease, and operate housing; to provide for the construction or renovation of housing; obtain financial assistance from any public or private source to assist its housing activities; and arrange for social services, resident services and day care.

The Accounting Manager is a senior level role in the Finance division. The incumbent will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, monitoring and directing financial reporting activities, overseeing of internal and external reporting requirements, managing the audit and other duties as assigned.


  • Plan, direct, and monitor the assigned Opportunity Housing Properties and Discreet Component Units Portfolio
  • Plan, organized and direct the maintenance of books and records according to standard accounting procedures for all financial activities
  • Develop and maintain written procedures
  • Manage the full cycle of monthly accounting and financial reporting for the assigned entities. Oversee the general ledger, account reconciliation including journal entries and month-end and quarter-end closing  
  • Plan, organize and direct preparation of financial statements required by various funding sources and regulatory agencies as well as the Commission and non-profit corporations under management
  • Analyze financial records to forecast future financial position and budget projections. Work closely with the budget department to prepare the Calendar year and Fiscal year budget and quarterly budget variance analysis  
  • Responsible for coordination of liaisons with all auditors, Federal, State, and Local officials, and trustees
  • Manage the audit and tax services for the assigned entities and ensure they are done accurately and timely
  • Responsible for the direct and indirect supervision of the staff to include handling all personnel actions, requirements and performance appraisals
  • Coordination with the inter-divisional projects 
  • Perform other related duties as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in Accounting and a CPA or equivalent experience.
  • At least 5 years of senior-level experience as an accountant
  • At least 2 years of supervisory experience
  • At least 2 years accounting or bookkeeping experience
  • Knowledge of accounting principles, practices, governmental accounting, grant accounting, and bond financing and accounting
  • Knowledge of modern office practices and procedures related to accounting
  • Knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of governmental laws, rules and regulations governing accounting activities at HOC
  • Ability to develop and make improvements in accounting methods, procedures, forms and records
  • Knowledge of computerized spreadsheets, databases and computerized accounting systems
  • Ability to organize, analyze and interpret financial data to solve accounting problems
  • Ability to supervise and train subordinates
  • Ability to plan, direct and coordinate the activities of the Accounting Department
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing

Preferred Skills:


An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Low-income residents
in Montgomery County with the above qualifications are encouraged to apply.

HOC is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race,
color, age, national origin, religion, disability, genetic information, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender reassignment, citizenship, immigration status, protected
veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable federal, state or local law. HOC
promotes a drug-free workplace.

HOC conducts criminal background checks, employment reference checks, and where
applicable, reviews driving records in determining suitability for employment. Selected
applicants will be required to submit to pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.
Employment is contingent upon drug and alcohol test results.