Accounting Specialist

The Superior Housing Authority is currently accepting applications for the position of Accounting Specialist.

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefit package including vacation, sick, personal leave and 11 paid holidays, Health, Life, AD & D insurance, State pension with SHA matching contribution. Salary range $19.00 – $21.00 per hour based on qualifications and experience.

If you would like to be part of our mission to be the area’s premier affordable housing agency of choice, please submit cover letter and resume to, Pam Benson, Executive Director, Superior Housing Authority, 1219 North Eighth Street, Superior, WI or send to  Job description is available at Deadline is 12:00 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2019. Come join a team of committed, compassionate, and performance driven group of individuals that strive to make a difference in the community. The Superior Housing Authority is an equal opportunity employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.




TITLE:  Accounting Specialist

SUMMARY:  Performs accounting functions related to governmental operations; performs accounting duties using independent judgment and adhering to policy.  The following are considered essential functions for the job.


  1. Performs accounting functions.
  1. Prepares journal entries as directed.
  2. Reviews and reconciles subsidiary and control accounts.
  3. Assists in the preparation of trial balances.
  4. Analyzes and verifies all assigned accounts, funds, payroll transactions and contract payments.
  5. Ensures account receivables and payables are in order and processed in a timely manner.
  6. Assists in the preparation of financial statements and provides requested information regarding the status of financial reports.
  7. Coordinates financial matters and procedures with the data processing system.
  8. Assists with the implementation of various financial methods, procedures and regulations.
  9. Performs the routine accounting work involved in bank deposits and cash transactions.
  10. Assists in the preparation of work papers for year-end audit.
  1. Develops and maintains effective working relationships.
  1. Develops and maintains good working relationships with SHA staff, residents and the public.
  2. Discusses questions and complaints with the appropriate parties and helps to resolve problems.
  3. Explains regulations, financial procedures, accounting requirements and financial records to other employees and the public.
  1. Performs other duties as assigned.

Note:  The above is illustrative of the descriptions of the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be inclusive of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required for this position. Any information acquired through employment at the Housing Authority of the City of Superior, Wisconsin is to remain confidential.


  1. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  1. Computer skills must include the ability to input and assemble data, compile reports and establish tracking systems.
  2. Knowledge of the principles, rules, regulations, policies and methods concerning governmental accounting and finance.
  3. Knowledge of computer programs and data processing systems, modern methods, practices and terminology used in financial and statistical record keeping.
  4. Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations regarding privacy and confidentiality and the ability to implement laws and regulations.
  5. Ability to apply and adapt established methods to a variety of accounting transactions and problems.
  6. Ability to implement accounting policies and procedures.
  7. Ability to execute math computations, good keyboarding skills and learn various types of electronic and manual recording and information systems used by the department.
  8. Ability to plan, prepare, interpret and maintain adequate records, files and financial statements.
  9. Ability to exercise good judgment, perform work in a courteous and diplomatic manner and establish and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  10. Ability to work effectively with people of all social and economic backgrounds.
  11. Ability to, work independently, organize workload and manage time effectively.
  1. Education/Experience:
  1. Graduation from an accredited two-year college or university with an accounting degree; and
  2. Two years’ work experience in accounting services; or
  3. Any combination of relevant education and/or work experience as may be acceptable as equivalent by the Executive Director.
  1. License or Certification:  None required.


  1. Must be able to physically perform the basic life operational functions of climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing and performing repetitive motions.
  2. Must be able to perform sedentary work exerting 20 pounds of force occasionally and 10 pounds frequently.
  3. Must be able to possess the visual acuity to prepare and analyze data and figures, view a computer terminal and do extensive reading.
  4. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible for this position as long as they can perform the essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations.  If the accommodation cannot be made, because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such person may not be eligible.