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Accounting Assistant II (Anchorage)

Alaska Housing Finance Corporation
Anchorage, AK Full-time
Posted on September 7, 2019

Position Summary: 

  • Performs clerical and administrative duties involving the exercise of independent judgment and action, as well as some non-technical bookkeeping tasks.

Reports to: 

  • Accounts Payable Manager


  • Plan and carry out assignments which require independent judgment to be applied within the rules, regulations, and procedures of the Corporation and the Accounting Department
  • Problems concerning important departures from standard practices and procedures must be referred to the supervisor for a final decision
  • New assignments will usually consist of statements of desired objectives. 

Supervision Received and Exercised: 

  • This is a non-exempt, non-supervisory position.

Examples of Duties

  • Perform master vendor file maintenance, including maintenance of all documentation for audit purposes, including W-9’s, vendor request forms, and other correspondence related to vendor additions and changes
  • Compose letters as requested.  Proofread and send out correspondence as requested
  • Open and stamp incoming departmental mail and correspondence
  • Distribute to the appropriate staff for action
  • Pick up checks received at Boniface office from Mailroom, and prepare daily bank deposits
  • Responsible for archiving of Accounting Department records and maintain archive records
  • Maintain Accounting department file room
  • Assist staff with filing as needed
  • Follow up on requests for information regarding old state-dated checks and 1099’s
  • Assist in compiling information requested by auditors
  • Maintain inventory of Accounting Department office supplies, and order supplies as needed
  • Perform routine data processing as needed, including compiling and inputting data
  • Gather source material for the preparation of reports and other matters as requested
  • Assist Accounting Department staff with large mailings, such as the 1099’s and Section 8 HAP checks
  • Serve as primary contact for business machine training and repairs, i.e. copy machine, folder/inserter machine
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:  

  • Principles, practices, and procedures of efficient office management, computers, and various business machines
  • Knowledge of procurement practices and procedures is helpful

Skills and Abilities


  • IBM PC or compatible and proficiency in software applications and spreadsheets (Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel).

Abilities to:

  • Understand needs, priorities, policies, and procedures; comprehend, compile and interpret information; function with a high degree of independence; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work
  • Write clearly, prepare clear and comprehensive reports; keep complex records; comprehend written material and interpret and apply rules and instructions, and work well with the public.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate from high school or equivalent, and four years of progressive experience in office clerical work


  • College courses or degree may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis.

This is a level 12 position with an annual salary of $39,403.24 (26 pay periods). Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and leave a package.

All external applicants tentatively selected for this position shall be required to submit to urinalysis and breath alcohol testing to screen for illegal drug/alcohol use prior to appointment.

AHFC provides employment opportunities to low and very-low-income persons, in compliance with Section 3 of the HUD Act of 1968. Public Housing Residents are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer