Staff Accountant

Staff Accountant
Colorado Housing and Finance Authority Finance/Accounting Department
 Denver, Colorado
Job Description

Nature of position:

This is a hybrid position that will be responsible for various CHFA accounting functions related to, but not limited to, bank account reconciliations, reviewing and recording general ledger transactions, assisting in month end, quarter end and annual closing activities, receivable deposits, providing assistance to other staff and acting as back-up when needed. This position reports to the Controller.

Essential functions:

  • Perform various accounting functions that include:
  • Identifying, recording and reconciling single family loan activity
  • Identifying, recording and reconciling loan charge-offs and loan loss allowance accounts
  • Evaluating mortgage servicing rights and recording adjustments based on analysis
  • Working closely with multiple departments to ensure loan transactions are identified and resolved in a timely manner
  • Recording and reconciling various prepaid and deferred income accounts
  • Recording, reconciling and billing annual conduit fees, including working with various banks to track conduit balances
  • Bi-weekly processing of incoming check deposits, includes periodically taking deposits to the bank
  • Analyzing and researching accounting issues, variances and discrepancies
  • Participating in month end, quarter end and annual closing activities; including preparing journal entries and reconciling monthly activity
  • Participating in the preparation of the Annual Financial Report; including tracking cash flow activity and updating footnote information as well as responding to auditor questions
  • Assuming primary back-up responsibilities for other staff when requested
  • Performing special projects as requested by management
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, skills and ability:

Must possess:

  • An understanding of accounting concepts
  • Moderate Excel skills
  • Knowledge and experience with mortgage/loan accounting a plus
  • Knowledge of Sage Intacct GL system is a plus
  • Strong attention to detail, good time management and organization skills and demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work well with other departments, co-workers and supervisors
  • Ability to work in the Denver office a minimum of twice a week
  • Customer service skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment
  • Abilities that reflect our values:
  • Ability to continuously improve and develop knowledge and skills, while adapting quickly to changing circumstances and processes
  • Ability to work towards inclusion in all activities and decisions through the solicitation and appreciation of diverse perspectives
  • Ability to exercise personal accountability in all activities and decisions
  • Ability to embrace a culture of operational excellence to ensure processes are continually evaluated and improved as necessary
  • Ability to operate with a sense of integrity
  • Ability to have fun with a demonstrated sense of humor
  • Ability to establish rapport with persons of diverse ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds


  • Minimum of three years’ experience in accounting or finance
  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting or relevant work experience
  • Experience in a financial institution or government a plus
  • Experience with mortgage/loan accounting a plus

Equipment used:

  • Telephone; personal computer; calculator; photocopier, fax machine, MS Office Suite, and ERP integrated system.

Physical environment:

  • The incumbent in this position will perform the essential functions of the position primarily in a hybrid, which requires sitting at a desk for the majority of the day.

Hiring range:

  • $70,000 - $82,000 plus annual bonus

Validation statement:

  • This job description is a general description of essential job functions. It is not intended as an employment contract, nor is it intended to describe all duties someone in this position may perform.

Benefit information:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance plans with competitive rates
  • Generous Paid Time Off, including paid volunteer time and leave programs.
  • Please visit our benefits page for additional information

How to apply:

  • External candidates: Please apply online at – Career Tab

With respect to its programs, services, activities, and employment practices, Colorado Housing and Finance Authority prohibits unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 years and over, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, marital status or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Requests for reasonable accommodation, the provision of auxiliary aids, or any complaints alleging violation of this nondiscrimination policy should be directed to the nondiscrimination coordinator, 1.800.877.2432, TDD/TTY 303.297.7305, CHFA 1981 Blake Street, Denver CO 80202-1272, available weekdays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.