Finance Manager, Dept. Of Housing & Community Development

Fairfax, Virginia
$91,806.00 - $156,070.00 Annually
Dec 03, 2022
Dec 24, 2022
Full Time
Job Announcement

The Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is seeking a results-driven, detail oriented strategic thinker to become HCD's next leader of Financial Management.

Manages all aspects of planning and executing a complex budget with appropriations of nearly $175M, including capital projects. Directs and supervises a division of 25 dedicated professional, technical and administrative staff who are responsible for accounting, budgeting, financial planning and financial reporting for three major enterprises: DHCD, a county government agency; the Fairfax County. Redevelopment and Housing Authority (FCRHA); and entities affiliated with the FCRHA that include nonprofit corporations, limited liability companies and limited partnerships. These entities administer a broad array of affordable housing and community housing and real estate development programs. Oversees and directs all accounting functions in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles as well as federal, state, local and investor requirements including accounts payable and receivable, tenant accounts and collections, grants, fixed assets and loan servicing.

Supervises preparation of multiple budgets and a wide variety of financial reports, audits and tax returns to meet the requirements of the county, of state and federal programs and private lenders/investors, based on two different fiscal years. Utilizes and integrates multiple financial systems, including FOCUS (the county's SAP-based ERP application) to support financial operations. Supervises relations with bond trustee. Serves as primary liaison between DHCD and Fairfax County's departments of Finance and Management and Budget.

For more information on the Fairfax County Department of Housing and Community Development, click here .

The Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to the One Fairfax Policy by intentionally considering equity when making policies, delivering programs and services, considering diverse ideas and perspectives, and communicating with transparency in the decision-making processes. Click here to learn more about the One Fairfax policy

Note: This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"

Employment Standards


Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following: (Click on the aforementioned link to learn how Fairfax County interprets equivalencies for "Any combination, experience, and training equivalent to") Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelor's degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or a related field; plus, six years of progressively responsible managerial experience in the area of asset management, accounting, finance, or related area.

The appointee to this position will be required to complete a criminal background check, a credit check and a driving record check to the satisfaction of the employer.

All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.


Master's degree in public administration or public policy; CPA; broad experience in government budgeting and finance; experience in working with the public, elected officials and government agencies; demonstrated experience in leading and managing a staff of financial/accounting professionals; knowledge of federal housing and community development programs (CDBG, HOME, Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8), Public Housing, Low Income Housing Tax Credits, etc.); experience with asset management, multifamily housing financial operations, revenue bond issues, and accounting for capital projects utilizing multiple funding sources. Skill in government, enterprise and real estate accounting and computer systems; advanced skill with basic Microsoft Office applications. Must be
results-driven, detail-oriented, able to think strategically and multi-task, and have excellent
communication skills (verbal, written and presentation). Candidate must be bondable.

Work is generally sedentary in nature; however, incumbent is required to frequently move about to perform office work such as accessing files, attending meetings, making presentations, operating general office equipment, and performing other essential job duties; may be required to move items up to approximately 15 pounds in weight. Ability to read information on a computer monitor; effectively communicate; operate keyboard-driven equipment and computer. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview: a financial presentation and/or written exercise may be included as part of the interview process.

The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.

Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.

Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

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