Chief Financial Officer

Chief Financial Officer
Atlanta Housing Finance Department
 Atlanta, Georgia
Job Description


The Chief Financial Officer directs the company’s financial planning and accounting practices as well as its relationship with funding institutions, commissioners, and the community.


  • Oversees and directs the Finance department. Formulate and recommend policies, objectives, budgets, plans, procedures, and schedules for the department; develop, recommend, implement and monitor uniform programs; conduct quality control audits and evaluate work standards and performance levels ensuring uniformity, effectiveness, and appropriate staffing levels.
  • Oversees and directs treasury, company budgeting, audit, tax, accounting, and long-range forecasting activities for the organization.
  • Directs the staff in providing and directing procedures and computer application systems necessary to maintain proper records and to afford adequate accounting controls and services.
  • Directs the activities such as custodian of funds, assets of the organization, and investments of financial instruments.
  • Appraises the organization's financial position and issues periodic reports on the organization's financial stability, liquidity, and growth.
  • Directs and coordinates the establishment of budget programs.
  • Coordinates tax reporting programs and grantor relations activities.
  • Analyzes consolidates and directs all cost accounting procedures together with other statistical and routine reports.
  • Oversees and directs the preparation and issuance of the Company's Consolidated Annual Financial Report.
  • Directs and analyzes studies of general economic, business, and financial conditions and their impact on the organization's policies and operations.
  • Analyzes operational issues impacting functional groups and the whole institution, and determines their financial impact.
  • Evaluates and recommends business partnering opportunities as part of the Investment Committee.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with financial institutions, investors, and investment advisors.
  • May be required to perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.


  • Responsible for directing the design, development, and implementation of financial, risk, and information management policies, programs, and procedures; responsible for coordinating, administering, and controlling financial operations.
  • Analytical ability is required to plan, organize, and control financial functions.
  • Strong judgment and reasoning abilities required.
  • Must be extremely well organized to meet specific internal and external deadlines.
  • Must be results-oriented.
  • Requires extreme attention to detail and a thorough understanding of all current legal issues.
  • Must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, in addition to possessing strong interpersonal skills.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Current knowledge of public and/or non-profit grant-based financial operations is required.
  • Requires a minimum of ten or more years of relevant experience in the public or non-public sectors with a minimum of five years of management experience.
  • Knowledge of computer applications and current software is essential.


  • Works in an office environment. May require frequent bending, stooping, reaching and prolonged sitting and/or standing. Frequent local travel which necessitates a valid State of Georgia driver’s license and be fully insurable for the purpose of obtaining clearance on company “Authorized Drivers List.”