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Director of Finance-Brookline Housing Authority

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This position leads the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) Finance Department. The incumbent is responsible for directing internal and external financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, general accounting, investment and cash management policies, fixed assets, inventory, and budgets. The incumbent is responsible for developing accounting procedures that support the internal departments in their various program activities and service delivery.  The position plays the lead role in directing the agency’s budgeting and financial performance measuring across all of its business lines as well as agency wide. This position supervises a team of other finance staff.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, real estate, business, or a related field; and a minimum of eight (8) years of progressively responsible experience in accounting, finance, investments, etc. with supervisory experience, preferably in a regulated real estate environment. CPA License preferred. Must have valid Massachusetts’s driver’s license and be insurable under BHA policies. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Technical Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should be highly skilled in the usage of accounting, reporting, e-mail, internet, database, spreadsheet, and word processing software.  Must be capable of developing financial forecasting and other financial models using software tools. Must be able to learn other computer software programs as required by assigned tasks.

Job Competencies

  • Knowledge of and the ability to understand and apply Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”), Governmental Accounting Standards Board (“GASB”) principles, and other accounting methods as required for HUD and federal reporting requirements
  • Comprehensive knowledge of modern principles, practices and techniques of accounting, budgeting, performance monitoring, analysis, trending, financing, loans, mortgages and financial reporting and cost allocations
  • Knowledge of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Program, HUD public housing, DHCD public housing, Housing Choice Voucher, other relevant HUD/federal/state programs
  • Understanding of the specialized accounting regulations and program requirements for various federal funding sources
  • Knowledge and application of the principles and practices of financial administration, including budgeting and reporting
  • Knowledge of procurement policies, information systems and grants management
  • Ability to perform financial analysis and modeling to assist both the planning and monitoring of the agency itself as well as its various lines of business, including housing development, housing operations and resident services.
  • Ability to develop and implement reporting tools and presentations to inform management of agency financial status, financial opportunities, and other relevant matters
  • Ability to exercise initiative, use sound judgment in analyzing situations, and make decisions in a timely manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, tenants, officials, vendors, and the general public      
  • Ability to lead department and keep monthly reporting on-schedule     
  • Work with third party accountants and auditors to complete monthly, quarterly, and annual financial schedules, reporting, and audits

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position duties and responsibilities listed below describe the general nature and scope of work. For a full job description, please visit: www.brooklinehousing.org

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications along with a resume to: shalpert@brooklinehousing.org.  No phone calls or letters.  

The BHA offers a competitive salary and strong benefits package, including state GIC health insurance and a defined-benefit pension. 

The BHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action, Section 3 employer.  Females, LGBTQ individuals, minorities, veterans, Section 3 qualifying individuals, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position leads the Brookline Housing Authority (BHA) Finance Department. The incumbent is responsible for directing internal and external financial reporting, accounts payable and receivable, payroll, general accounting…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

The BHA offers a competitive salary and strong benefits package, including state GIC health insurance and a defined-benefit pension. 

The BHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action, Section 3 employer. Females, LGBTQ individuals, minorities, veterans, Section 3 qualifying individuals, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

The BHA offers a competitive salary and strong benefits package, including state GIC health insurance and a defined-benefit pension. 

The BHA is an equal opportunity/affirmative…

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficient in English; Spanish a plus.

Proficient in English; Spanish a plus.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Brookline, MA
Associated Location
90 Longwood Ave, Brookline, MA 02446, USA

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Please submit a cover letter detailing your qualifications along with a resume to: shalpert@brooklinehousing.org.  No phone calls or letters.  

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