This is an opportunity to contribute to the day-to-day and long-term financial viability of one of the country’s most highly-regarded housing agencies. Over 2700 housing units make up the Cambridge Housing Authority’s (CHA) housing portfolio. As one of the most expensive housing markets in the country, the CHA is critical to maintaining a vibrant and diverse Cambridge community.
The CHA’s staff includes over 160 employees. The agency’s portfolio ranges from both public and mixed finance family and senior housing to an innovative assisted living facility and nursing home developed with the City of Cambridge and Cambridge Health Alliance. In 2013, CHA moved its administrative offices to Central Square, Cambridge, and these offices are within walking distance of a Red Line subway stop, shops, and restaurants. Within one mile are the main campuses of Harvard and MIT.
The staff at the CHA is a diverse group of resourceful, mission-driven, and action oriented employees. The CHA’s dynamic culture allows staff to combine a passion for community service with a drive for community innovation.
Reporting directly to the CHA's CFO, the Deputy Fiscal Director (DFD) will plan, organize, direct, and monitor the CHA’s programs of general accounting, fiscal record keeping and reporting, and budget development. The DFD will be an integral member of the CHA fiscal department, and will direct, organize, and monitor financial activities related to the CHA’s housing portfolio. S/he will partner closely with the CFO and other CHA leadership on completing audits and requisitions for funds under Contracts for Financial Assistance and Loans. The incumbent also prepares both federal and state Annual Contributions Contracts.
The DFD recommends, develops, and implements changes to existing and proposed procedures and policies in order to ensure accounts systems and financial reports are in full compliance with federal, state, and local regulations. It would be helpful to have a knowledge of asset management activities, including property management agreements, regulatory agreements and requirements. This position also requires the ability to track and report financial performance, lender, investor and program compliance. The DFD will be charged with providing guidance to CHA management regarding properties funded under the Public Housing and Section 8 Mod Rehab programs.
The next DFD for CHA must be a bona fide leader who has led accounting and financial operations in a private setting. Significant experience in the real estate, low-income tax credit, or finance industries is preferred. The ideal candidate will be able to thrive in a public organization and accommodate the federal, state, and local requirements of public housing. The DFD must possess a strategic, not merely transactional, mindset. Graduate degree or CPA is highly valued. The DFD must have:
- Extensive knowledge of financial management, debt management, budgeting, investment, and accounting functions.
- Advanced analytical skills in finance.
- Knowledge of developing financial policies and procedures.
- Knowledge of related federal, state and Authority regulations, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of procurement policies, information systems, and grants management.
- Advanced reasoning skills and problem solving abilities.
Salary is commensurate with experience. CHA offers a competitive benefits package.
For More Information
For a brochure outlining the DFD’s full position description, please review the News and Opportunities page at humancapitalinitiatives.com/. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by email to: Human Capital Initiatives firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job title “Deputy Fiscal Director” in the subject line of your email. Do not contact the CHA directly regarding this position.
It is the policy of the Cambridge Housing Authority to give preference in employment to Section 3 - eligible individuals. The Cambridge Housing Authority is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, individuals with disabilities and others are encouraged to apply.
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