Posted: Saturday, February 10, 2024 12:55 PM


Position Title: Director of Finance & Administration Department: Executive Reports to: President/CEO Employment Status: Full-Time FLSA Status: Exempt Date Created: January 2024 Summary The primary purpose of this position is to direct the financial activities of the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, including the maintenance of all books and records following Federal, State, and HUD accounting and auditing regulations. The incumbent oversees the planning, organizing, and execution of all accounting, financial, budgeting, and statistical activities. All activities must support The Housing Authority of the Birmingham District’s (“HABD”) mission, strategic goals, and objectives. Essential Duties and Responsibilities The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. Other responsibilities, duties, and skills may be required and assigned, as needed. Directs the work of the Finance Department assigned staff including assigning, planning, and reviewing work, evaluating work performance and completing performance evaluations, coordinating activities, maintaining standards, allocating personnel, selecting new employees, training, providing technical advice, acting on employee problems, and recommending and implementing discipline and merit raises. Ensures supervisors under his/her purview have the tools necessary to manage daily operations. Maintains a system of accounts, records, and reports, including cash flow requirements and analyses, that reflects the financial status of the Federal and State programs managed by HABD and of properties that HABD owns, operates, and manages; recommends changes to HABD financial policies and procedures as needed. Develops and ensures that accounting and financial policies, procedures, and internal controls systems are maintained following Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and federal, State, and HUD regulations. Prepares annual operating budgets for the CEO/President, senior staff, and Board of Commissioners Conducts fiscal analysis of assets in the portfolio to maximize financial performance, including annual revenue analysis, capital accounts analysis, tax credit exit strategies, and refinance opportunities. Prepares and distributes periodic asset management reports to investors, consultants, and other partners. Prepares financial reports and other information to the CEO/President. Prepares monthly financial reporting of all HABD entities, including HCV and Public Housing programs, business activity, and ROSS/FSS programs; submits reports to CEO/President for Board reporting. Prepares and submits monthly/quarterly reports to developers and investors. Coordinates compliance and financial reviews and audits; serves as primary contact with auditors by providing required information, coordinating documentation needed from other staff, reviewing draft and final audited financial statements and reports, and transmitting reports to all authoritative agencies. Prepare independent audit support schedules. Ensures HUD Performance Standards and reporting requirements are maintained or improved to high-performance levels. Manages the day-to-day accounting processes for HABD, including the timely and accurate processing of accounts payables, accounts receivables, and payroll. Prepares and processes month-end and year-end close for multiple properties and Federal programs in an appropriate software system, including account analysis before close for corrections; and posts related journal entries from close. Processes HCV month-end close, prepares checks, provides lease-up numbers, and expense reporting to HUD, and analyzes data and project numbers regarding future needs. Posts journal entries and bank transfers from properties for funding escrows, replacement reserves, management fees, vacancy loss, and mortgage payments. Performs reconciliations and draws of HUD grants. Coordinates FSS/ROSS grant usage and projections by expiration date and HUD yearly reporting requirements. Directs compilation, preparation, and submission of yearly Operating Subsidy requests to HUD. Prepares and submits monthly Mixed Finance Operating Subsidy payment requests. Prepares 1099s for HCV landlords and accounts payable. Serves as a liaison between HABD and banking institutions and auditors. Manages setup, testing, and implementation of financial software Performs other related duties as assigned. Behavioral Competencies This position requires the incumbent to exhibit the following behavioral skills: Leadership: Provides direction by clearly and effectively setting the course of action for department and subordinates; manages performance by providing regular feedback and reinforcement to subordinates. Job Knowledge: Exhibits requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the position effectively. Demonstrates knowledge of policies, procedures, goals, objectives, operational entities, requirements, and activities as they apply to the assigned organizational entity of HABD. Uses appropriate judgment & and decision-making following level of responsibility. 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 work 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. Initiative: Proactively seeks solutions to resolve unexpected challenges. Actively assists others without formal/informal direction. Possesses the capacity to learn and actively seeks developmental feedback. Applies feedback for continued growth by mastering concepts needed to perform work. Responsiveness and Accountability: Demonstrates a high level of conscientiousness; holds oneself personally responsible for one's work; does a 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; supports everyone's efforts to succeed. Job Competencies Knowledge of the general operations and procedures of HABD HUD, Federal and State programs, and properties. Knowledge of the regulations affecting HABD’s housing programs and demonstrated ability to understand the terms, conditions, and content of HABD’s standard operating procedures for property management. Knowledge of the proper HABD procedures for collecting, processing, and recording rental transactions. Skilled in the operation of commonly used office equipment, especially the use of personal computers for word processing and spreadsheet applications. Skilled in customer service and resident relations. Ability to interpret HUD, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, as well as HABD policies and procedures related to the position. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, vendors, consultants, contractors, residents, HUD, and local, state, and federal officials. Ability to communicate with people from a broad range of socio-economic backgrounds. Ability to prepare and present ideas in English, clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Ability to perform program-required computations with speed and accuracy. Ability to perform duties with a high degree of judgment, discretion, and confidentiality. Ability to plan, organize, and develop a wide variety of operational and management programs and procedures. Ability to plan, promote, and evaluate HABD’s goals, objectives, departmental and HABD plans, and other initiatives. Ability to assist in the hiring of new employees, evaluate the performance of subordinates accurately and timely, correct deficiencies, and guide and assign personnel. Ability to establish, monitor, and achieve objectives through skillful delegation of duties. Ability to orient other employees and to explain organizational policies, rules regulations, and procedures. Education and/or Experience Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field and a minimum of seven (7) years of experience in governmental financial management, with a minimum of five (5) years in a senior managerial or director capacity. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Certified Public Accountant with a current license, preferred. Some positions may require possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to be insurable under HABD’s automobile insurance plan at the standard rate. Technical Skills To perform this job successfully, the employee should have strong computer skills (e.g. MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Must have the ability to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks. Physical Demands The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. To perform this job successfully, the employee is frequently required to remain in a stationary position. Daily movements include sitting; standing; reaching and grasping; operating computers and other office equipment; moving about the office; and attending onsite and offsite meetings. The employee must be able to exchange information in person, in writing, and via telephone. The employee must occasionally transport up to 25 pounds. Work Environment The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Office environment. The noise level in the work environment is moderate. The position is open until filled.

Price - 96200 - 122000

• Location: Birmingham, AL Birmingham, AL Alabama

• Post ID: 9080511661 Birmingham

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