Finance Manager

  • Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency (SHRA)
  • Sacramento, California
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Accounting and Finance Administration and Management
  • Salary: $101,785.00 - $157,903.00 Annually USD

Job Description


Classification: EXEMPT

The Finance Manager performs highly responsible administrative and professional accounting work; supervises and provides professional and technical guidance to accounting staff; assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report; researches and analyzes difficult and highly technical transactions; and maintains fiscal accountability for programs funded by grants and other methods. Incumbents exhibit a high level of expertise in terms of knowledge, skills and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
  • Generally accepted governmental accounting and auditing principles and practices (GAAP)
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance management
  • Relevant State and Federal laws and regulations
  • PC hardware and software capabilities and accounting applications
  • Principles of financial administration, including budgeting, financial reporting, data processing and purchasing
  • Principles of governmental accounting as applied to complex funds of all types
  • Business office practices, procedures, methods and equipment
  • Federal entitlement programs like Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Home Investment Partnership Program (HOME) are a plus.
  • Housing Authority operations and reporting requirements are a plus

Skill in:
  • Preparation and documentation of complex accounting transactions
  • Multi-tasking and time management
  • Use of computers, computer applications, and accounting- related solutions
  • Identification and implementation of adequate internal controls
  • Accounts payable, accounts receivable, and payroll
  • Accounting for enterprise and governmental funds a plus
  • Previous Housing Authority experience a plus

Ability to:
  • Analyze and interpret financial and accounting records
  • Prepare financial statements and reports according to GAAP
  • Design and install new and improved complex accounting and record keeping systems, both manual and computer-based
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of staff and management throughout the Agency, and with external auditors
  • Plan, assign, and supervise the work of subordinates
  • Evaluate compliance with Federal, State and Local laws and regulations
  • Work independently and/or as a team member
  • Work in stressful situations and under strict deadlines
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form with Agency officials, representatives of outside agencies, and the public; prepare and present complex narrative and statistical reports, correspondence, and other written materials to both large and small groups
  • Prioritize workload efficiently, without direct instruction, to meet deadlines under changing conditions; coordinate multiple projects; make sound decisions under pressure
  • Acquire subject-matter expertise and facilitate groups in the area of work assigned
  • Work effectively with sensitive and confidential information in a political environment.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

Essential Areas of Responsibility

Agency Management
Program Managers share responsibilities for implementing Agency-wide objectives and directives through programs and practices which reflect the Vision Statement and the SHRA in-house cultural objectives. Program Managers are responsible for supporting a "one agency" perspective while acting as advocates for their work units. Program Managers support the Executive Team as they:
  • Implement organization-wide goals and cross department projects and objectives
  • Offer input and feedback to long range, strategic and budget planning processes
  • Maintain both a department and an organization-wide perspective when considering information, issues and challenges
  • Model the Agency's service orientation with all public, elected or funding agency representatives
  • Conduct business through cross department participation and review, two way communication and accountability
Operational Duties
  • Supervises, plans, assigns, monitors, evaluates and provides professional and technical guidance to accounting staff
  • Maintains professional competence
  • Reviews and applies new or revised laws, regulations, and accounting standards
    • Participates in the management team to plan, organize, direct, problem solve, and provide leadership to the staff in order to accomplish the objective of the department
    • Maintains high quality work products and professionalism
    • Assists in the preparation of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR)
    • Assists in the preparation of annual budget
    • Assists with the preparation of the cost allocation plan
    • Periodically attends evening meetings, including presentation of financial information and responses to governing board inquiries.
Staff Supervision
Model supervisory strategies and approaches that support Agency objectives in all aspects of staff communication and supervision. Supervisory duties include the responsibility to:
  • Provide new employee orientation and training
  • Direct professional, technical and clerical personnel
  • Ensure that assigned staff has appropriate equipment and knowledge of procedures for implementing the work objectives
  • Monitor and maintain the level of productivity in the unit or department
  • Assure quality of service to the internal and/or external customer base
  • Establish performance objectives and provide ongoing feedback
  • Write and conduct performance reviews that communicate both honest assessment and clear goals and objectives
  • Communicate management's position, Agency information and work changes to employees
  • Comply with Agency policies and practices when acting on or reviewing personnel-related issues including, but not limited to: staff selection, time off requests, overtime requests, employee complaints and concerns, and termination

Education & Experience

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in accounting, business administration or closely related field.
  • Specialized training in municipal or governmental accounting is preferred.
  • CPA or MBA is a plus.
  • Four years of increasingly responsible accounting or financial auditing experience, with at least two years of the required experience in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • Experience with managing financials for tax credit properties.
  • Experience processing Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivables, and Payroll are highly desirable.
As a condition of employment with SHRA, this employee will be required to complete a COVID-19 vaccination recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (including for emergency use) and provide proof of vaccination to the Human Resources Department prior to employment.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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