Chief Financial Officer

Confidential Company  •  Seattle, WA

11 - 15 years experience  •  Real Estate

$111K - $166K
Posted on 11/13/17
Seattle, WA
11 - 15 years experience
Real Estate
$111K - $166K
Posted on 11/13/17

    Under the direction of the Deputy Executive Director of Finance & Administration, oversee all financial matters for the agency, and manage the Finance and Administrative Services Department, which includes the Accounting, Budget, Purchasing, and Telecommunication and Business Services Divisions. Serve as the Agency's expert on all accounting and financial management matters, providing leadership and direction for all accounting, treasury, debt management, federal tax credit, and financial reporting functions. Oversee the development and management of the budgeting, accounting, and financial reporting of all SHA operating and capital funds and programs. Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure that agency-wide financial management and operations are carried out in compliance with federal, State and local laws and regulations. Provide financial analysis, management and planning in support of SHA capital programs, operations and agency wide initiatives; serve as a member of the SHA Labor-Management Team. Provide strategic thinking and financial focus in support of the agency's direction, and serve as a member of the Agency's Senior Management Team Cabinet.

Representative Duties & Essential Functions

    E = Essential Functions
    1.      Plan, manage, and lead the functions of the Finance and Administrative Services Department and its divisions; assure legal and sound accounting practices of the Authority; direct the annual budget development and preparation process including quarterly financial review, analysis, and reporting on all capital and operating programs agency wide. E
    2.      Lead and manage the agency's financial management and services functions, including internal and external financial reporting, general accounting, investment and treasury management, automated financial management systems and operations, and payroll systems and services. E
    3.      In cooperation with the Audit and Compliance Manager, coordinate and arrange for the completion of the agency's external audits, including the preparation of the annual Comprehensive Annual Financial Report and A-133 single audits, the annual accountability audit by the Washington State Auditor's Office, annual tax credit partnership audits, union benefit and revenue audits, and financial and compliance audits conducted by HUD, Inspector General, GAO, and other federal auditors. E
    4.      Oversee performance and authorize activities of SHA's multi-million dollar investment portfolio; serve as technical advisor to the Deputy Executive Director, Finance & Administration and Executive Director in treasury and real estate investment matters, maintain awareness of the financial markets and regulatory environment affecting SHA programs and investment assets, facilitate effective working relationships with securities brokers and other investment and treasury officials, and analyze and make short-term and long-term investment decisions in accordance with SHA policies and procedures. E
    5.      Lead and manage the Agency's systems of internal and fiscal controls to ensure timely, accurate, and reliable processing and reporting of financial and management data, to safeguard the agency's assets and resources, and to assure full compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and policies. E
    6.      Lead and manage the Purchasing Division in the management of agency-wide procurement and contracting functions to ensure adequate and fair competition and compliance with procurement policies. Oversee approval of requests for proposals, bids and requests for quotations, approval of notice to proceed, and bid protests. E
    7.      Evaluate the performance of assigned managers; interview and select employees and recommend transfers, reassignment, termination and disciplinary actions; plan, coordinate and arrange for appropriate training of staff. Work respectfully and courteously with employees. E
    8.      Oversee the management of the agency-wide risk management programs and insurance policies. E
    9.      Direct the preparation of timely and accurate financial, programmatic, and regulatory compliance reports, including the maintenance and retention of agency-wide records and files in accordance with local and federal regulations. E
    10. Monitor federal, State, and local legislative and regulatory developments to determine financial and programmatic impacts on the agency and its constituents. Coordinate with the Directors, Cabinet, and external stakeholders to ensure that appropriate responses are undertaken. E
    11. Delegate authority through the chain of command and hold supervisors and employees accountable for accident prevention and reporting in compliance with State Labor & Industries regulations and the agency's Safety and Health Program. Ensure that all safety and health rules, standards and procedures are observed; conduct monthly self-inspections of work areas and practices to eliminate potential hazardous conditions; arrange for, conduct and ensure that accident investigations of all accidents are formally reported on or within the next work day of when the accident occurred; monitor and enforce the agency's Safety and Health Program, and actively support and participate in the Emergency Preparedness program and tasks. E
    12. Communicate with the Board, Cabinet, other management staff, and outside organizations to coordinate activities and programs, resolve issues and conflicts, and exchange information. E
    13. Serve on the Cabinet to the Executive Director.
    14. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field is required; A Master's degree in Business Administration or a related area, or other relevant professional certifications, such as CPA, CMA, and CGFM are highly desirable.
    Ten years increasingly responsible experience in the field including five years in a management capacity.
    Valid Washington driver's license with insurable driving record.

Competencies, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


    1.      Planning, organization, directing and leading a major department and/or agency.
    2.      Generally accepted auditing standards.
    3.      Generally accepted accounting principles and practices.
    4.      Principles and practices of municipal and federal administration of budget preparation.
    5.      Federal and State low-income housing and new market tax credit rules and regulations.
    6.      Information technology and telecommunications issues and emerging trends.
    7.      Strategic planning and legislative development.
    8.      Contract administration and project management.
    9.      Purchasing and contracting policies and procedures.
    10. Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    11. Principles and practices of administration, supervision and training.
    12. Applicable laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
    13. Effective interpersonal skills, team management, and customer service practices.

    1.   Plan, organize, direct and lead a major Finance and Information Technology Department.
    2.   Make organizational, financial reporting, procurement and budgeting decisions.
    3.      Assure legal and sound fiscal practices of the Authority.
    4.      Review, negotiate and analyze complex proposals and contracts.
    5.      Prepare and manage complex budgets.
    6.      Administer insurance programs and risk management policies.
    7.      Direct cash management and investment programs.
    8.      Manage major information technology and other agency-wide projects.
    9.      Manage and evaluate the performance of assigned staff.
    10. Interpret, explain, and apply applicable laws, regulations, agency's rules, policies and procedures.
    11. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with other departments and directors.
    12. Operate a computer and assigned office equipment.
    13. Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action.
    14. Meet schedules and time lines.
    15. Work independently and exercise sound judgment and decision-making authority, with little or no direction.
    16. Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    17. Coordinate and direct the maintenance of a variety of reports and files related to assigned activities.
    18. Work respectfully and courteously with staff, residents, and the general public.

    ·         Office environment.
    ·         Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
    ·         Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations.
    ·         Seeing to read a variety of materials.
    ·         Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard.
    ·         Contact with dissatisfied, rude, or abusive individuals.

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