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The CHA is accepting applications for the newly renovated Bear Creek Apartments.
• 1, 2, 3, & 4 Bedroom Units Available
• Modern Newly Renovated Units
• Rent Based on Income *
• Low Initial Security Deposit
• Energy Efficient & New Appliances
• Washer & Dryer Hookups
• Park & Laundry Facility
• Resident Services & Family Self-Sufficiency Programs
* Qualified applicants must be low-income.

Apply now at:

The Columbia Housing Authority
201 Switzler Street, Columbia
(573) 443-2556

You Should Know

CHA provides housing assistance to over 1,900 families in Columbia and Boone County.

Families pay 30% of their adjusted household income for rent.

Our Family Self-Sufficiency Programs help families develop five-year plans for self-sufficiency.

Contact Us

201 Switzler St.
Columbia, MO 65201
(573) 443-2556 phone
(800) 735-2966 TTY Relay

Finance Assistant I

Department/Division: Finance and Human Resources

Job Title: Finance Assistant I

Wage Range: $13.66-$18.00/hour

Starting salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent fringe benefit package.

Summary of Position: This is a moderately difficult and varied clerical-based work involving the use of accounting skills developed through education and experience.  Performance of confidential duties pertaining to employee and tenant information. Assists the Director of Finance & Human Resources in other administrative functions as needed.

Work involves performing accounting duties that require a knowledge of and experience with accounting principles and basic bookkeeping practices, clerical office skills and computer operations.  CHA’s financial records are maintained as electronic files. The employee must be familiar with electronic banking transactions and have the ability to maintain organized complete records for auditing purposes.

The employee in the performance of duties is required to apply judgement and initiative based on knowledge gained through experience.  Such decisions are made, however, in accordance with established precedents or departmental policies.  Departures from established procedure are referred to the Director of Finance & Human Resources and all work is reviewed by the Director of Finance & Human Resources for overall performance.

Application deadline is Friday, August 25th, 2017 at close of business.  Application and job description available at Columbia Housing Authority, 201 Switzler St, Columbia, or, ADA accommodations, EOE.


Required: High school diploma or its equivalent

Required: Minimum of two years of vocational school with courses in typing, computer, and accounting practices or two years’ bookkeeping experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to meet the required knowledge, skills and abilities.


  • Must be bondable and insurable.
  • Must have a valid Missouri driver’s license.
  • Must be able obtain and maintain a bank account for the purpose of receiving directly deposited pay.

Complete Job Description Below:
Finance Assistant I 

Please submit the following documents by Friday, August 25th, 2017 to apply.  Documents can be faxed to CHA at 573-443-0051, or emailed to

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé
  3. CHA Employment Application & Authorization Form

Please direct inquiries to:
Amy McNulty, Human Resource Manager
For accommodations related to disability call (573) 443-2556, ext. 1120