Under general direction of the Executive Director, the Chief Financial Officer will direct and oversee the financial activities of the housing authority, direct preparation of current financial reports and summaries, and create forecasts predicting future growth. Communicate to the board member status of the financial position of the agency.
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. Provide financial analysis, management, and planning in support of HACC capital programs, operations and agency wide incentives.
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.
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.
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.
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 Report and A-133 single audits, the annual accountability audit by the Internal and External Auditor's Office, annual tax credit partnership audits, and other financial and compliance audits conducted by HUD, Inspector General, GAO and other federal auditors.
Oversee performance and authorize activities of any of the HACC's investment portfolio; serve as technical advisor to the Executive Director in treasury and real estate investment matters, maintain awareness of the financial markets and regulatory environment affecting HACC 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 to HACC policy and procedures.
See complete job description on the HACC's website (www.thehacc.org).
Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or a related field is required.
Master's degree in Business Administration or a related area, or the 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 Illinois Driver's License and insurable driving record.
The Housing Authority of Cook County is the second largest public housing authority in Illinois. Established in 1946, the Housing Authority of Cook County is a municipal corporation whose jurisdiction spans 108 communities. We believe that when residents have access to affordable housing, economic opportunity and a suitable living environment free from discrimination, people thrive.
The Housing Authority of Cook County administers several rental assistance programs to meet the housing needs of those who need it most in Suburban Cook County. The Housing Authority of Cook County’s conventional public housing program consists of over 2,100 owned units of low-income housing. The Rental Assistance Division services over 13,000 families, senior citizens, and persons with disabilities. Other programs such as the Community Choice Program, Family Self-Sufficiency Program, and Homeownership Program are designed to help clients reach their goals and move toward independence.