Finance Manager, Dept Of Housing & Community Development

Fairfax, Virginia
$91,806.00 - $156,070.00 Annually
Mar 25, 2023
Apr 08, 2023
Full Time
Job Announcement

$5,000 Sign-On Bonus*

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 35 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 and own a broad array of affordable 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 procurement of major DHCD contracts with private entities, vendors, non-profits, accounts payable and receivable, tenant accounts and collections, grants, fixed assets and loan servicing.

Supervises budget development and monitoring of multiple funds with diverse funding streams to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local guidelines. Directs development of all capital project budgets across DHCD and works closely with other HCD staff to plan financing activities to include debt management and bond issuance processes. Supervises relations with bond trustee and other financial institutions. Oversees a wide variety of financial reports, internal and external financial 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. Oversees the federal FDS filing and ensures accuracy in the audited financials, supervises HUD report filings, partnership filings, filing of partnership tax returns to meet the requirements of the county, of state and federal programs and private lenders/investors, based on two different fiscal years. Oversees the many audits that occur annually in HCD to include the External Audit for FCRHA funds, the External Audit for Housing County funds, the External Audit for Partnership Funds, HUD audits, Single Audit, FDS filing Audit, and Internal Audits. Ensures the adequacy of internal controls to safeguard the agency's assets. Directs all Information Technology and procurement functions for DHCD. Utilizes and integrates multiple financial systems (including FOCUS/FILO) to support financial operations. Utilizes and integrates multiple financial systems, including FOCUS (the county's SAP-based ERP application) to support financial operations. Serves as primary liaison between DHCD and Fairfax County's departments of Finance and Management and Budget. Coordinates preparation and reviews all items from the Finance Division to the Board of Supervisors, FCRHA and FCRHA committees. Participates in FCRHA Committees and meetings as needed; participates in and does presentations for Board of Supervisors and community meetings as necessary.

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

You also can view here the Fairfax County Redevelopment and Housing Authority Fiscal Year 2022 Annual Report which represents a high-level overview of many of the substantial developments we have undertaken and the impact of our work within the community and in the lives of the residents who have been served through these efforts.

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.

* This position includes a signing bonus for fully qualified new county employees in the amount of $5,000.

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.

This position is considered "Emergency Service Personnel"

  • Master's degree in business administration, finance, accounting or another related field.
  • Certified Public Accountant.
  • At least two years managerial experience in government budgeting, accounting and finance.
  • Experience in working with the public, elected officials and government agencies.
  • At least three years demonstrated experience 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 or multifamily housing financial operations
  • Experience working with revenue bonds.
  • Advanced skill with basic Microsoft Office applications.


Driver's license.

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. Ability to drive a motor vehicle and maintain a valid driver’s license. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Panel interview; may include a practical exercise.

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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