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Director of Finance

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Director of Finance - HYBRID SCHEDULE

The Director of Finance reports to the Executive Director and is responsible for administering the fiscal operations of the organization including accounting, financial reporting, budgeting and budgetary controls and property assets, as well as managing the IT system. The ideal candidate will have GAAP knowledge and familiarity of current accounting techniques, policies and procedures of the business and the accounting and reporting requirements for state agencies. This person must have strong communication and leadership skills as they will be managing a small team.Primary Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and review the work of various projects and departments in the performance of their fiscal operations.
  • Develop procedures for carrying out or improving necessary operations; advise on and oversee the use of equipment and materials necessary for carrying out operations.
  • Prepare or supervise the preparation of reports or statements pertaining to the fiscal operations for the Executive Director, the Board, the general public, and the regional and national officers.
  • Prepare the annual operating budget for review by the Executive Director and subsequent approval by the Board of Commissioners.
  • Prepare budget salary spreadsheets indicating current year salary and the proposed salary with distributions for all programs.
  • Administer approved expenditures by periodic comparison of approved amount to actual expenses.
  • Supervise the maintenance of Development and Modernization sub-ledgers and reports actual to-date expenditures to Executive Director, and other as necessary.
  • Prepare cash flow and availability information as necessary; purchases and sell securities as investments of excess Authority funds. Oversee preparation of checks that are written using Authority funds and directs internal cash flow. Prepares checks for Planning & Development payments and Housing Assistance Payments to Owners. Supervises preparation of payroll.
  • Exercises continuing controls to insure compliance with budgetary guidelines, internal auditing requirements and inventory controls, and cost reduction techniques.
  • Supervises and participates in all Housing Assistance Program (HACN) fiscal activities including budgeting, funding requests, and other financial reporting of the respective programs.
  • Maintains contracts, securities investments, and insurance and property registers.
  • Prepares requisitions through LOCCS for operating subsidy, Development and Modernization costs. Adjusts payroll expenditures and accruals regarding terminated employees. Coordinates and monitors the computer information systems. Works with software and hardware maintenance vendors to correct problems. Supervise the Director of Information Technology who oversees designs, writes, and codes programs for use by the Authority computer users and redesigns existing programs as needed to better suit the needs of users.
  • Oversee the development and maintenance of HACN's computer system; coordinate with program users and vendors to resolve problems.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
    • Bachelor's degree in Accounting
    • Progressive experience in financial management, including 5+ years of supervisory experience in a Housing Authority, municipality, multi-entity, real estate, governmental OR non-profit environment.
    • CPA, public/private experience preferred, but not required.

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Fairfield , Director of Finance, Executive , Fairfield, Connecticut

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