Deputy Director of Finance, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

Full Time
Cleveland, OH
Posted 3 weeks ago

Position Summary

Reporting directly to the Director of Finance, the Deputy Director of Finance shall oversee day-to day operations of the Financial Services Department.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general ledger accountability, financial reporting, financial profitability analysis and other special projects as assigned. The primary responsibilities of the position will be collecting, analyzing, and processing data, posting transactions, and all reporting responsibilities including Tax Credit properties, RAD projects, and Special Purpose entities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews and monitors the preparation of transactions that pass through to the general ledger, prepares monthly statistical and operations reports. Ensures that transactions flow through to the general ledger and support schedules. Documents that transactions are made in a timely manner, are reviewed and are highly accurate.
  • Prepares projections of proposed projects, Special Purpose Entities, Tax Credits, and RAD programs to determine their feasibility including funding sources.
  • Assists in preparing budgets for the Authority, including Special Purpose Entities, Tax Credit projects, and RAD projects.
  • Responsible for oversight and preparation of required governmental reports and filing requirements for assigned departments.
  • Monitors assigned department’s accounting, information systems and procedures and revises as required. Ensures that assigned departments are performing at peak efficiency with emphasis on achieving/maintaining passing PHAS scores, Authority and department goals and standards.
  • Assists in the year-end audit process and submission of HUD Financial Data Schedule.
  • Responsible for reviewing and analyzing comprehensive reports, summarizing findings, and making recommendations to increase agency efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Directs the activities of assigned staff, monitors, and documents performance.  Provides coaching and training as needed.  Enforces Authority policies and procedures. Ensures assigned managers are conducting regular coaching sessions with their staff. Ensures compliance with Authority policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with the assigned managers to ensure that information, reports, and source documents are accurate and audit worthy.
  • Maintains a comprehensive knowledge of GAAP accounting procedures and requirements. Required to maintain knowledge of current trends, practices, and developments in the accounting profession, specifically HUD regulations, GASB Pronouncements and Federal Regulations.
  • Provides information and support to other authority departments as required.
  • Assumes other special activities and responsibilities as required.
  • Extensive knowledge of automated accounting systems and the ability to assess system integrity.
  • Demonstrated high level of technical accounting skills and computer skills.
  • Well-developed management and administrative skills along with the proven ability to train and motivate personnel.
  • Proven ability to perform investigations and analytical reviews of accounting practices and systems.
  • Thorough knowledge of CMHA office practices, policies, and procedures.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to communicate and interact well with CMHA residents, the general public, and other CMHA employees.


  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License and be insurable under Agency guidelines.

Education and Experience

  • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration, accounting, or a closely related field is required
  • CPA preferred
  • Minimum of five years as a manager of an accounting department with additional experience in two or more of the following areas: Cash Management, Budgeting, Payroll, Accounts Payable, and Accounts Receivable.
  • The qualifications listed above are guidelines, other combinations of education and experience that could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

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