Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), one of the Nation’s preeminent Housing Finance Agencies and one of the State’s ten largest financial institutions, is currently seeking a Senior Financial Analyst to build upon their 50+ year leadership in housing finance.
The Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for performing in-depth analyses of income and balance sheet accounts; reconciling general ledger account balances to sub-ledgers and other documentation, performing all accounting duties related to the Authority’s accounting for fixed assets and assisting with the annual audit process and preparation of audit schedules. The Senior Accountant – Systems will perform special analyses as assigned.
Analysis and reconciliation of assigned income statement and balance sheet accounts
Performance of month-end close activities for preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual financial statements
Preparation of annual audit schedules, with frequent interactions during audit year end with IHDA’s external auditor
Preparation of journal entries to record IHDA’s capital assets, debt issuances and other financing programs, including design of appropriate chart of accounts
Responsible for monitoring the upload of financial transactions from loan servicing and cash management sub ledger systems
Creation of financial statements, cash flow statements and other reports as needed
Excellent benefits package, including 401 (k); immediate vesting.
Education and Experience requirements:
Minimum of bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance.
At least 3 to 5 years of experience with general accounting and financial analysis. Governmental experience a plus.
Solid technological skills and analytical abilities with expert ability to manage multiple tasks with time-sensitive deadlines.
Expert knowledge of JD Edwards Enterprise system or comparable ERP system
Certified public accountant (CPA) or master’s degree in business administration (MBA) are preferred.
Willingness to work outside of normal business hours during monthly, quarterly and annual close to meet deadlines.
Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
About Illinois Housing Development Authority
In 1967, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) was created as a self-supporting authority by the state legislature to finance quality affordable housing across Illinois. We connect qualified Illinois residents and communities with state and federal financial tools to stimulate affordable housing opportunities.
IHDA works as a bank with a public mission: To finance the creation and preservation of affordable housing across Illinois. We partner with lenders, developers, local government, not-for-profits, community groups, and others to deliver low-cost financing programs. Our financing spurs construction jobs to keep Illinois residents working.