Santa Clara County Housing Authority

Accounting/Financial Analyst (19896450)

Northern Bay Area
Until filled
$9,236,372.00-$123,776.21 Annually

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


505 West Julian Street San Jose, 95110


Under general supervision, provides administrative, budgetary, and workflow support to the Finance Department projects and programs; analyzes programmatic practices and procedures and makes recommendations for organizational, operational, policy, and procedural improvements; conducts needs analyses, feasibility studies, and evaluations for assigned projects and programs; develops, summarizes, and maintains administrative records; provides consulting services to Housing Authority (Agency) departments related to all aspects of assigned programs and activities; performs related work as required.


This is the journey-level class in which incumbents develop and implement policies and procedures for a variety of projects and programs within Finance department, including technical accounting and Management Information System (MIS) support and, highly complex financial, economic, budgetary and statistical forecasting and analyses in support of management decisions. Incumbents develop revenue forecasting models, indirect cost allocation, expenditure variance analyses, debt analyses, and financial reporting in accordance with General Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Governmental Accounting Standard Board (GASB) standards for the Agency. Incumbents support the work of departmental management staff by conducting day-to-day administrative support activities and by providing a professional-level resource for organizational, managerial, and operational analyses and studies. The work has technical and programmatic aspects requiring the interpretation and application of policies, procedures, and regulations and may involve frequent contact with the public. Assignments are given with general guidelines and incumbents are responsible for establishing objectives, timelines, and methods to deliver work products. Work is typically reviewed upon completion for soundness, appropriateness, and conformity to policy and requirements, and the methodology used in arriving at the end results is not reviewed in detail. This class is distinguished from other analyst classification by the specialized knowledge and responsibilities related to financial business processes. This class is further distinguished from the Finance Manager in that the latter has overall day-to-day management responsibility of Agency-wide budgetary, financial business process, projects and programs.



Interested applicants must complete a standard application form.  Applications and resumes may be submitted via our website at  For assistance: please contact the Human Resources Department at (408) 993-2934.


Ideal Candidate

Education and Experience:

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in finance/accounting; and three (3) years of increasingly responsible professional experience in administrative, management, budgetary or financial analysis, or a related field.

  • Participates in developing goals, objectives, policies, procedures, work standards, and administrative control systems for assigned programs and projects.
  • Plans and coordinates the accounting process for affiliate properties and affordable housing programs; reviews, evaluates work methods, procedures, and administrative support systems and meets with staff and management to provide technical expertise and identifies opportunities for improvement; resolves problems and participates in the development and implementation of policies, procedures, guidelines, regulations, methods, goals and objectives consistent with those of the Department and Agency.
  • Leads and coordinates the preparation of the Agency and affiliate budgets, including setting timelines, communicates and enforces budget policies and procedures, analyzes and reviews budget reports, establishes and prepares indirect cost allocations and assimilates final budget reports; conducts presentation, provides budget training and technical support as well as provides input for budget policies and procedures. Coordinate financial review with other departments.
  • Leads and organizes year-end accounting activities including analytical review of the final year end work documents, trial balances and General Ledger (GL) account balances; coordinates, reviews, and completes, federal, state and local online reporting requirements for various affordable housing programs, Annual Contributions Contract maintenance, Moving To Work (MTW), year-end settlement. eLOCCS draws, and SAGIS; rehabilitation, pre-development and construction process; and participates in new project financial feasibility discussions and analysis.
  • Assists with Agency and affiliate audit processes; coordinates the preparation of audit schedules and notes to the financial statement and reviews annual financial statements.


We offer a competitive benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, paid holidays, vacation and sick time, flexible spending accounts, deferred compensation, retirement, educational tuition reimbursement, and more. In addition, we operate on a 9/80 work schedule where employees have a paid day off every other Friday. (Monday through Thursday is a nine (9) hour day and the Friday that is worked is an eight (8) hour day).

Special Instructions

Application: Apply today and become a member of the Agency that is a leader in making a difference! To be considered for this position, all applicants must complete the entire application and submit a resume and cover letter.

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