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.
Serves as the Point of Contact for Housing and Housing Choice Voucher related matters
Direct and monitor the preparation of audit schedules and analyzes at year-end including the Financial Data Schedule (FDS) by program.
Prepare and/or Review and submit reports to HUD, management and regulatory agencies
Review and apply new or revised laws, regulations, and accounting standards
Assist with the preparation of the cost allocation plan
Acquire subject-matter expertise and facilitate groups in the area of work assigned
Essential Areas of Responsibility:
Program Managers share responsibilities for implementing Agency-wide objectives and directives through programs and practices which reflect the Vision Statement and the SHRA in-house cultural objectives. Program Managers are responsible for supporting a "one agency" perspective while acting as advocates for their work units. Program Managers support the Executive Team as they:
Implement organization-wide goals and cross department projects and objectives
Offer input and feedback to long range, strategic and budget planning processes
Maintain both a department and an organization-wide perspective when considering information, issues and challenges
Model the Agency's service orientation with all public, elected or funding agency representatives
Conduct business through cross department participation and review, two way communication and accountability
Supervises, plans, assigns, monitors, evaluates and provides professional and technical guidance to accounting staff
Maintains professional competence
Reviews and applies new or revised laws, regulations, and accounting standards
Participates in the management team to plan, organize, direct, problem solve, and provide leadership to the staff in order to accomplish the objective of the department
Maintains high quality work products and professionalism
Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
Assists in the preparation of annual budget
Assists with the preparation of the cost allocation plan
Periodically attends evening meetings, including presentation of financial information and responses to governing board inquiries.
Model supervisory strategies and approaches that support Agency objectives in all aspects of staff communication and supervision. Supervisory duties include the responsibility to:
Provide new employee orientation and training
Direct professional, technical and clerical personnel
Ensure that assigned staff has appropriate equipment and knowledge of procedures for implementing the work objectives
Monitor and maintain the level of productivity in the unit or department
Assure quality of service to the internal and/or external customer base
Establish performance objectives and provide ongoing feedback
Write and conduct performance reviews that communicate both honest assessment and clear goals and objectives
Communicate management's position, Agency information and work changes to employees
Comply with Agency policies and practices when acting on or reviewing personnel-related issues including, but not limited to: staff selection, time off requests , overtime requests, employee complaints and concerns, and termination
Education & Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or closely related field.
Specialised 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 processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, and Payroll are highly desirable.
Prior accounting experience with enterprise and government funds for a complex organization is a plus.
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