Director of Finance

Department/Agency of position: 
Housing Authority of the City of Alameda
Location of position: 
Alameda, CA
Annual salary range: $132,096 – $159,696
Date Posted: 
Monday, July 24, 2017
Closing Date: 
Friday, August 18, 2017
Job Description: 

Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

Director of Finance Annual salary range: $132,096 – $159,696 The Housing Authority offers an attractive benefits package. Application deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017

The City of Alameda, California, is an island community of approximately 78,000 just across the Bay from San Francisco. It compares favorably to the “best places to live” in America and enjoys a charming ‘small town feel’. It has a median household income of $79,312, a number of educational institutions nearby, more than double the number of restaurants and libraries as the “best places average”, strong cultural diversity, excellent air quality, and moderate weather year-round.

The Director of Finance, reporting to the Executive Director, provides technical, administrative and strategic leadership for all Finance department programs, services and activities including finance, treasury, accounting, purchasing and billing. This position is responsible for management and supervision of the Finance team consisting of 4.0 FTE professional, technical, and administrative support staff and oversees all activities related to the accounting function, agency wide budgeting, payroll, accounts payable, accounts receivable, grants allocations, including financial transaction processing, record keeping and reporting, housing assistance payments processing, issuance of checks, and cash receipts. In addition to overseeing all routine finance and accounting activities, processes, and automated accounting systems, the Director is expected to evaluate and enhance processes and services to align with the goals of the organization. Further, the Director of Finance develops, directs and coordinates the implementation of goals, objectives, policies, procedures and work standards for the department while establishing budget, service and staffing levels within AHA policy. The Director is responsible for developing and making regular presentations to the Board, and is also responsible for coordinating a variety of audits, including the AHA, affiliate nonprofit and LIHTC annual audits.

Our ideal candidate will be a hands-on and engaged leader with proven management abilities, strong technical skills and a desire to implement positive change to enhance success. The successful candidate will bring proven best practices to the department and demonstrate knowledge in the field of affordable housing programs and finance. The ideal candidate will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and demonstrate experience preparing and delivering presentations to a Board. The most desirable candidate will have accounting experience with a Housing Authority or affordable housing non-profit agency and familiarity with Yardi software or a similar housing/HUD related system. A Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting, economics, business or public administration, or a related field is required as is seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in a public agency finance and/or accounting setting that included four (4) years of supervisory experience. Certification as a Certified Public Accountant is highly desirable.

To be considered, please submit your cover letter, résumé (reflecting years and months of employment, beginning/ending dates as well as size of staff and budgets you have managed) and a list of six work-related references here:

Gloria M. Timmons CPS HR Consulting Tel: 916.471.3461

To view an online brochure for this position visit: Housing Authority of the City of Alameda website:

The Housing Authority of the City of Alameda is an equal opportunity employer.