Employment Opportunities

Deputy Director - FISCAL
Department: Fiscal Affairs
Contact Name: Jason Geno
Contact Email: recruit@humancapitalinitiatives.com
Contact Phone: N/A
Contact Fax: N/A
Date Posted: 10/14/2016
Position Location: CHA Central Office - 362 Green Street Cambridge, MA
Position Description:

The Deputy Fiscal Director position at the Cambridge Housing Authority (CHA) offers an opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day and long-term viability of one of the country's most highly regarded housing agencies. The CHA provides safe, high-quality affordable housing to nearly 10% of Cambridge's residents through its commitment to innovation, efficiency and accountability.

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, direct, and monitor the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (“CHA” or “Authority”) programs of general accounting, fiscal record keeping and reporting, and budget development under the general supervision of the Director of Fiscal Affairs.

All activities must support the CHA’s strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Finance department. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The below statements describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.  This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Uses Generally Accepted Accounting Procedures (“GAAP”) in all phases of the Authority’s programs, including Central Office administration, projects, construction, and operations
  • Establishes and maintains a proper system of accounts, including control accounts for all Authority activities; maintains accounts systems in accordance with the regulations of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”), Department of Community Affairs, and CHA policy
  • Supervises and maintains the entire accounting process, including the allocation of expenditures among different activities in the programs
  • Invests excess funds prudently
  • Prepares financial statements monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, and annually as required for all programs
  • Reviews requisitions for funds under Contracts for Financial Assistance and Loans as well as both federal and state Annual Contributions Contracts
  • Assumes the responsibilities of the Director of Fiscal Affairs in his/her absence
  • Performs other related duties as assigned  

 

Competencies

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Behavioral Competencies

Commitment:Sets high standards of performance; pursues aggressive goals and works hard/smart to achieve them; strives for results and success; conveys a sense of urgency and brings issues to closure; persists despite obstacles and opposition. 

Customer Service: Meets/exceeds the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers; identifies, understands, monitors and measures the needs of both internal and external customers; talks and acts with customers in mind; recognizes working colleagues as customers.

Effective Communication:  Ensures important information is passed to those who need to know; conveys necessary information clearly and effectively orally or in writing; demonstrates attention to, and conveys understanding of, the comments and questions of others; listens effectively. 

Responsiveness and Accountability:  Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's own work; does fair share of work. 

Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; contributes to building a positive team spirit; puts success of team above own interests; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.

Leadership:  Provides direction by clearly and effectively setting course of action for department and subordinates; manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement to subordinates. 

Job Competencies

  • Extensive knowledge of financial management, debt management, budgeting, investment and accounting functions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of HUD public housing and Housing Choice Voucher programs
  • Knowledge of related federal, state and Authority regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, information systems and grants management
  • Advanced reasoning skills and problem solving abilities

Position Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, economics, or a related field, and a minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience, including one (1) year of experience in the private sector, preferably within the real estate, low-income tax credit, or finance industries.  Must have a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.  Licensed CPA and/or a Master’s Degree is preferred.  An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Must have valid MA driver’s license and be insurable under CHA policies. 

 

Summary

The primary purpose of this position is to plan, organize, direct, and monitor the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (“CHA” or “Authority”) programs of general accounting, fiscal record keeping and reporting, and budget development under the general supervision of the Director of Fiscal Affairs.

 

All activities must support the CHA’s strategic goals and objectives and produce results that accomplish the goals of the Finance department.

 

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, economics, public administration or a related field; and a minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, investments, etc.; one year of which is in the area of low-income housing or a closely related field, and one year supervisory experience. Licensed CPA preferred. Must have valid Massachusetts driver’s license and be insurable under CHA policies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be highly skilled in the usage of accounting, reporting, e-mail, internet, database, spreadsheet and word processing software.  Must be able to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks.

 




Application Procedure:

Pay Grade/Salary:

Commensurate on experience

Application Deadline:


Please send cover letter, resume and salary history to:

 recruit@humancapitalinitiatives.com



Emails should reference position title in subject line. Resume and cover letter must be an attachment and not included in body of email. It is the policy of Cambridge Housing Authority to give preference in employment to Section 3 eligible individuals. Cambridge Housing Authority is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer.  Minorities, handicapped and others are encouraged to apply.

Pay Grade:

N/A

Salary:

Commensurate on experience

About Cha:

CHA offers a competitive benefits program including health insurance through the Group Insurance Commission, FSA's, Blue Cross Blue Shield dental insurance, the State Retirement System, additional voluntary benefits, and MBTA Corporate T-Pass Program. 

Job Type:

Full Time