Accounting Manager

Santa Clara County Housing Authority
November 8, 2023
San Jose, CA
Job Type


An exciting opportunity is now open

Accounting Manager

Opening Date: November 6, 2023

Closing Date: Open until filled

$129,197 - $173,136 DOQ

First screening of applications: November 27, 2023

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately for consideration.

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is the county's largest provider of affordable housing, helping make rental housing safe and affordable for approximately 20,000 low-income households.

How You Will Make an Impact:

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority (SCCHA) is seeking a highly qualified individual with a keen eye for detail to take on the role of Accounting Manager. As a crucial member of our team, we are looking for a candidate who thrives in a leadership role and is committed to fostering an environment of collaboration and teamwork.

The candidate will administer, organize, and monitor all programs and activities within the Finance department such as accounting, financial reporting, audit, payroll, and budget management. They will specifically oversee and provide guidance on all financial aspects of the pre-development, rehabilitation, and construction projects including job cost accounting, affiliate reporting structure set up and overseeing audits and tax returns. Knowledge of accounting and financial operations, procedures, and internal controls are in compliance with Agency policies, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) and Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) standards, and Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) guidelines. The candidate is responsible for providing professional-level support to the Controller in a variety of areas.

What Our Team Is Looking For:

Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience likely to provide the required core competencies may be considered. A typical combination that is qualifying may include:

  • A bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business administration, or a closely related field; and
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional accounting experience.
  • Three (3) of which were in a supervisory capacity.
  • Master's degree is preferred.

Our Ideal Candidate:

The successful candidate will join a dynamic team of professionals and will possess the following skills:

  • Leader - uses their role as an opportunity to develop and strengthen staff - encouraging them to bring together their skills to collaborate.
  • Integrity - Possesses a strong work ethic and integrity when handling financial and accounting responsibilities.
  • Exceptional Communicator - expresses ideas clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Values the diversity and differences brought by others, build, and maintain interpersonal relationships.
  • Customer Service Oriented- both internally with staff and departments and externally with customers and clients. Displays positive behaviors and willingness to respond to customers' and clients' needs and expectations.

For a detailed description of the position's essential functions, please click HERE


If you are interested in pursuing this exciting career opportunity, please attach and submit the following required items with your application:

  • A completed Santa Clara County Housing Authority online application including supplemental responses.
  • A detailed resume that highlights your related skills and experience is required.

Candidates must complete the Santa Clara County Housing Authority application form for this position and submit online. Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.


Applicants are required to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire. This will be used throughout the process to assist in determining each applicant's qualifications for the position.

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The Santa Clara County Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity and does not discriminate against qualified employees or applicants because of race, color, religion, medical, physical or mental disability, or any other basis protected by law. Qualified individuals with a disability will receive reasonable accommodation, as required by the California Family Rights Act (CFRA), and federal laws including the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504, during any phase of the selection process, providing such request is made to Human Resources at least five working days in advance. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation. Under federal law, all employees must provide documents that authorize the right to work in the United States.

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