The Finance Manager performs highly responsible administrative and professional accounting work; supervises and provides professional and technical guidance to accounting staff; assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; researches and analyzes difficult and highly technical transactions; and maintains fiscal accountability for programs funded by grants and other methods. Incumbents exhibit a high level of expertise in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Generally accepted governmental accounting and auditing principles and practices (GAAP)
Principles of supervision, training, and performance management
Relevant State and Federal laws and regulations
PC hardware and software capabilities and accounting applications
Principles of financial administration, including budgeting, financial reporting, data processing and purchasing
Principles of governmental accounting as applied to complex funds of all types
Business office practices, procedures, methods and equipment
Federal entitlement programs like Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) are a plus.
Housing Authority operations and reporting requirements are a plus
Preparation and documentation of complex accounting transactions
Multi-tasking and time management
Use of computers, computer applications, and accounting- related solutions
Identification and implementation of adequate internal controls
Accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
Accounting for enterprise and governmental funds a plus
Previous Housing Authority experience a plus
Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records
Prepare financial statements and reports according to GAAP
Design and install new and improved complex accounting and record keeping systems, both manual and computer-based
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and management throughout the Agency, and with external auditors
Plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates
Evaluate compliance with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations
Work independently and/or as a team member
Work in stressful situations and under strict deadlines
Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with Agency officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the public; prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other written materials to both large and small groups
Prioritize workload efficiently, without direct instruction, to meet deadlines under changing conditions; coordinate multiple projects; make sound decisions under pressure
Acquire subject-matter expertise and facilitate groups in the area of work assigned
Work effectively with sensitive and confidential information in a political environment.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or closely related field.
Specialized training in municipal or governmental accounting is preferred.
CPA or MBA is a plus.
Four years of increasingly responsible accounting or financial auditing experience, with at least two years of the required experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
Experience with managing financials for tax credit properties.
Experience processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, and Payroll are highly desirable.
As a condition of employment with SHRA, this employee will be required to complete a COVID-19 vaccination recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (including for emergency use) and provide proof of vaccination to the Human Resources Department prior to employment.
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