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Support Specialist

Published on February 1, 2019
Organization: Alaska Corporation for Affordable Housing


Anchorage/Job #19-3422

Position Summary: Performs a variety of technical and support duties for the Alaska Corporation for Affordable Housing (ACAH), a 501(c)(3) non-profit subsidiary of AHFC, formed for the development, acquisition, management and operation of affordable housing.

Reports to: Operations and Development Manager

Performs a variety of assignments to support the development, acquisition, management and operation of affordable housing. Assignments include, but are not limited to, budget administration, oversight of accounts payable and receivable transactions, drafting and reviewing funding and grant applications, Board memos, contract agreements, and requests for proposals.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: Non-exempt, non-supervisory position


  • Monitors the Corporation’s budget including expenditures, revenues, and budget allocations. Receives, codes, and balances invoices for payment. Ensures payments are correct and in full compliance with applicable fiscal and contract requirements. Verifies charges are made to appropriate accounts, identifies discrepancies, researches questions and issues, and confers with staff to resolve problems.
  • Provides documentation of accounts payable and receivable transactions through timely logging and filing of receipts. Delivers budget reports and projections for management use and corporate financial planning.
  • Reviews contractual agreements to determine and establish appropriate accounting records and transactions to record financial and other obligations to the Corporation.
  • Provides support for various technical projects, including development and administration of budgets, contract agreements, requests for proposals, funding and grant applications, legal documents, Board memos, and resolutions.
  • Composes, edits, and proofreads a variety of complex documents, including forms, memos, administrative, financial, and staff reports, and correspondence for management and staff. Verifies and reviews forms and reports for completeness and conformance with established regulations and procedures. Applies Corporation and program policies and procedures in determining completeness of applications, records, and files.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Accounts receivable and accounts payable processing; budget principles and procedures; research, data collection, and report preparation processes.

Skills and Abilities: Various computer software programs to include: Dynamics 365 Software or equivalent, and Microsoft office to include Word, Excel and PowerPoint and general personal computer use.

Ability to: Coordinate and administer project, budget, and administrative activities; interpret, apply, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and Corporation policies and procedures relevant to assigned area of responsibility; establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems; perform mathematical and accounting functions with speed and accuracy; communicate clearly, concisely, and professionally in both written and oral forms; establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work appropriately with and maintain confidentiality around sensitive organizational information; organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical deadlines; aptitude and interest necessary to further develop knowledge and abilities.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, preferably in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field; and two or more years of increasingly responsible administrative, technical, and analytical experience in budgeting, financial analysis, accounting, project coordination, or a closely related field.
  • Knowledge of financial analysis; accounting; research methods; and the ability to understand federal and state regulations.
  • Must be proficient in the use of Excel and Word.
  • Substitution: Additional advanced experience may be substituted for up to two years of required education on a year to year basis.

This is a level 17 position with a monthly salary of $4,585.28 per month. Excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, and leave 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.

A complete job description and online application may be obtained from the website at A new AHFC application must be submitted for each position (a resume may be attached).



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.


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