310 S. Roosevelt ST
Aberdeen, SD 57401

+605 226 2321
fax +605 225 8220 TTY: 711

Mon - Thu 10:00 - 5:00
Friday - 10:00 - 2:30

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Accounting Assistant

The Accounting Assistant will assist the Comptroller/Lead Accounting Assistant in performing professional accounting work of routine difficulty in preparing and processing financial records, general ledgers, reports and budgets in accordance with HUD guidelines and requirements.  Performs related work required and assigned by management.

Employee must be bondable with all bonding carriers.  Must be willing to sign Release of Credit/Criminal Information in the event that questions arise concerning employment eligibility.  Must have a valid driver’s license and some traveling may be required.


Personal time off, South Dakota Retirement, Group Term Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, medical cost sharing, vision/dental and AFLAC options (paid by employee).


A broad knowledge of accounting practices and procedures, accounting reports, and office procedures.  Ability to maintain and audit accounting records and prepares reports.  Ability to understand and interpret oral and written instructions. Ability to instruct and work with a variety of employees.  Must be familiar with Microsoft Office to be able to create reports and presentations.  Must be willing to be trained in an unstructured, hands-on environment with some training to be done by researching past historical data and procedures.  Must be willing to learn operating system used for accounting.


College degree preferred or a minimum of two years working experience.  Must have experience to demonstrate responsibility for full set of accounting records.

The full job description and application can be obtained by stopping at our office or at the Department of Labor.

Application Requirements

When filling out our application form, be sure to follow directions carefully and answer all questions. The application is a required form. Please read carefully and complete all sections. Applications that are not complete, or that have entries such as “see resume attached” are not accepted. Remember to sign the application.

You must file your application, along with a resume, before the closing date. This means your application and resume must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the specified closing date at our office located at 310 S. Roosevelt St., Aberdeen, SD 57401. You may pick up an application/job description at either:

  • Job Service, 420 South Roosevelt Street, or
  • Stop by our office at 310 S. Roosevelt Street

If your availability, address, or phone number changes after you file the application, notify us immediately. Failure to do so may result in your name being removed from the applicant list.

A new application must be submitted each time you apply. If applying for more than one position at the same time, you may use one application and name all positions you are applying for on the application.

The AHA Hiring Process

After the application deadline, your application will be reviewed to ensure that it is complete. We will determine if your work experience and qualifications match the job for which you have applied.

A series of two interviews will be conducted for each vacant position. Please note that not all applicants for a position will be interviewed.

If you are selected for an interview, you will be contacted by phone. After first interviews are complete, we will determine which candidates will receive a second interview. AHA will contact you by phone if you are selected for a second interview.

If you are not selected for a position, you will be sent a letter notifying you once the position has been filled.

We appreciate your assistance and patience in this process.