WHO WE ARE
Homes for Good is the Public Housing Authority (PHA) for Lane County Oregon. Our primary work is to help low-income community members with the logistics of affordable housing. At a higher level, we are neighbors united to get every Lane County resident who needs help into a home.
Our programs provide housing and rental assistance to over 4,000 families in Lane County through voucher based subsidies and Agency owned public, multi-family and affordable housing communities.
In addition to rental assistance, our team provides resources to our program participants and residents including but not limited to general resident support, Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH) programming, and Weatherization Assistance, and HUD's Family Self-Sufficiency Program.
OUR ACCOUNTING & FINANCE TEAM
In addition to the Finance Director, our Accounting & Finance team consists of six highly skilled full time equivalent employees (FTE) including a Finance Manager, Real Estate Accounting Administrator, a Senior Accounting Technician and three Accounting Technicians.
Some short term priorities for this role and our team include:
- Enhance information sharing of financial data with internal teams.
- Participate in the Agency's transition to a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.
- Identify career & professional development opportunities for Finance team members.
- Update and develop robust internal policies and procedures related to Finance Department operations.
- Collaborate with leaders and staff across all Agency functions to imbed diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) into our budget process.
WHAT YOU WILL DO FOR OUR TEAM
The Finance Director is a key position and a member of our executive leadership team, working closely with the Executive Director and other senior leaders. The position is responsible for planning, directing and coordinating complete financial functions for our Agency including the preparation of periodic financial statements and required HUD submissions, budget preparation & administration, accounts payable & receivable, cash & investment management, debt administration and payroll.
DUTIES: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
- Prepares budgets for funding agencies and for approval by the Agency's Board of Commissioners and submission to the Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD).
- Prepares monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports for the Executive Director and program managers, as well as for federal, state and local funding agencies.
- Plans, oversees and monitors the Agency's accounting systems. Establishes effective internal controls over financial and accounting transactions.
- Reviews major accounting systems processes; identifies internal control deficiencies; offers recommendations for process improvements that consider both internal controls and process flow efficiencies.
- Directs the production of the annual budget and budget document providing narratives, analysis and supporting schedules for board submission and approval. Ensure that budget results support the Agency's values and priorities through the responsible use of public funds and Agency resources.
- Assumes full responsibility for all department services and activities including general ledger maintenance, financial reporting, treasury and cash management functions, financial planning & analysis, budgeting, and auditing.
- Analyzes, develops and reviews reports of findings, alternatives and recommendations involving a broad range of revenue, financing, financial planning and financial management issues; make presentations to Agency management, executive team and Board of Commissioners on Agency financial status and operations; monitors developments related to financial planning, budgeting, finance and funding matters and evaluate their impact on Agency operations and financial programs; recommend policy and procedural improvements.
- Recommends and makes improvements to Finance & Accounting processes, procedures and policies when necessary.
- Serves as the Agency's subject matter expert for all Accounting & Finance related matters.
- Manages cash flows and investments in a manner that maximizes the Agency's returns.
- Serves as the primary point of contact for audits by federal, state and local funding sources, as well as the annual audit. Prepares audit specifications and negotiates contracts with Certified Public Accounting (CPA) firm(s); Responds to any audit findings.
- Provides financial data to Agency leaders to best support program management.
- Plans, review and supervises the work of accounting & finance staff members including but not limited to hiring decisions, training & onboarding, professional development, coaching & discipline, goal setting, performance evaluation etc.
- Maintains expert knowledge of all financial aspects of Agency programs including but not limited to Housing Choice Voucher (HCV), Public & Multi-family Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Weatherization Assistance Program etc.
- Effectively interprets, communicates and administers HUD programs, policies and procedures as they relate to the financial operation of Agency programs.
- Researches and reviews federal publications and websites as well as industry publications as they related to PHA financial requirements.
- Ensures accounting function compliance with regulations and policies that are relevant to other Federal, State and Local regulatory requirements.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Our ideal candidate is a people focused leader with demonstrated success in leading the finance and accounting functions for an organization, preferably in a public agency. They will have extensive knowledge in government accounting and auditing standards and experience in preparing financial, debt and budgeting reports. This candidate might not have experience in a Director role, but will likely have experience in a leadership role within an organization's finance & accounting function.
The ideal candidate is a strong collaborator with excellent communication skills. They will have the ability to implement process improvements and lead & develop their team. They will also be committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and will posses the ability operationalize Agency initiatives related to DEI throughout the Finance Department.
Homes for Good is an equal opportunity employer. We also recognize that candidates from historically marginalized communities are less likely to apply for jobs if they don't meet every one of the listed qualifications. We are interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and that candidate may be one who comes from a less traditional background. If you meet the key qualifications and you believe you are the best fit for this job, we encourage you to apply.
To learn more about this opportunity, our Agency and our workplace, check out the brochure linked below.