Assistant Director of Finance

Assistant Director of Finance
Oakland Housing Authority
 Oakland, California
Job Description

The Position

Reporting to the Director of Finance, The Assistant Director of Finance will provide oversight and direction for long-term financial planning, implementation, and business strategic analysis of the financial team. This Assistant Director shall conduct financial analysis, modeling, forecasting, and reporting efforts to ensue efficient financial operations. The Assistant Director of Finance will provide overall finance support and work closely with
department heads to help formulate and refine the agency strategy and financial projections for the housing authority. Further, the Assistant Director shall provide direct administrative and analytical support to the Director of Finance and assist in the overall management of the Department, may be required to attend evening meetings and perform special projects and other related work as required

This position is an exceptional opportunity for a systems-level thinker and a collaborative leader with a strong background in managing and directing staff, operations, and service levels. The ideal candidate will be experienced in assisting with developing goals and objectives, policy and procedure development and will be expected to make recommendations regarding the establishment of new policies to the Director of Finance. The ideal candidate will possess outstanding analytical skills, knowledge of financial management and administration principles and practices, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Government Accounting Standards Board, Generally Accepted Auditing Standards, and Housing and Urban Development regulations; and strong communication skills at the individual, team and organizational level; strong consulting and collaboration sills; and apply effective project management, forecasting, budgeting and planning; and be exceptional at analyzing actuals against budget/forecast and prior year. The Assistant Director of Finance is well versed in performing ad hoc analysis where required to assist in management decision making and should feel comfortable participating in and attending a variety of professional group, committee, and task force meetings. Finally, the Assistant Director will be expected to provide oversight of the financial systems including maintenance and upgrades of the financial and budget system to include identifying areas for technology adoption and streamlining.

A Bachelor’s degree with a major in Accounting or Finance and or a Certified Public Accountant certification with five (5) years of increasingly responsible management, administrative, and analytic work experience which included a minimum of 3 years in a supervisory capacity for financial management, accounting and financial reporting is required. Experience in a public agency or governmental setting is preferred as is a Master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a closely related field.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.

Bilingual skills in English, and Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and/or Vietnamese is highly desirable.

The Assistant Director of Finance must possess and maintain a valid California class C driver’s license and an insurable driving record.