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Director, Finance at Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

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Employer: Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority

Expires: 04/30/2020

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) seeks motivated professionals who want to use their talents and skills to make a difference. Our staff are flexible and passionate about enriching people’s lives. If you are mission-driven, dedicated to superior service and support, can diligently work independently and in a collaborative environment, join our team. LAHSA is leading the fight to end homelessness in LA County. Here, not only would your work have a real impact on the community, but we also offer a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. Created in 1993, LAHSA is a joint powers authority of the city and county of Los Angeles. As the lead agency in the HUD-funded Los Angeles Continuum of Care, we coordinate and manage over $300 million annually in federal, state, county, and city funds for programs providing shelter, housing, and services to people experiencing homelessness. Job SummaryUnder the direction of the Chief Financial Officer (CFO), this position acts as head of the Finance Department of the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA). The Director of Finance supports the CFO in directing the following functions: budget administration and management, financial management, cash management, cost control, financial analyses, accounting practices, and the overall integrity of LAHSA’s financial data. Position assumes other responsibilities as designated by the CFO.Essential Job FunctionsSupervises and mentor’s management team as a team leader.Assists with the budget administration and management function.Ensures that annual grant budgets are entered into the accounting system.Ensures that all grant modifications and all contract budgets are entered into the accounting system and balance to the appropriate grants.Monitor budget-to-actual expenditure reports for LAHSA and sub-recipients.Ensures the timely and appropriate processing of sub-recipient invoices for contracted services.Ensures the tracking and reporting of sub-recipient fiscal performance, including sub-contract budget provisions.Maintains all agency sub-ledgers. Ensures that postings are proper, accurate, and complete.Manages daily cash balances on all accounts. Prepares and submits daily cash balance report.Prepares monthly cash, billing, and funding requests for all funding sources.Review/approve all LAHSA Payments – ensure appropriate, eligible, charged to correct sources, adequate justification/support provided.Preparation of checks – ensure appropriate approvals, supporting documentation, and appropriations of disbursements.Ensure sub-recipients are paid as per contractual requirements.Strengthens, implements, and maintains Sage Fund Accounting system and system of internal controls.Ensures compliance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and government auditing standards board (GASB) practices. Ensures compliance with and assists in establishing, implementing and maintaining internal controls and accounting policies and procedures of LAHSA.Ensure preparation and analysis of financial reports to Commission.Presentation of analysis of financial reports to Commission.Prepares financial statements. Analyzes system processes and recommends innovative changes to improve performance.Analyzes and interprets financial data and recommends innovative changes to improve systems and financial performance.Lead the implementation of new financial systems or department tools to improve efficiencies.Leads the annual financial and Single Audit processes.·        Conducts and/or supervises the audits of program sub-recipients to verify accuracy of records, compliance with standards, policies and procedures.·        Researches Federal, State County and City laws and regulations for expenditure allowability and grant compliance.·        Assist in LAHSA’s Request for Proposal (RFP) process by 1) providing input to the RFP, 2) reviewing proposals, 3) providing input to selected proposals and funding.·        Analyzes contract provisions and recommends changes.·        Provide technical assistance to partner agencies·        Manages professional and clerical staff.·        Assume other responsibilities as designated by the CFOKnowledge, Skills and Abilities:Team-based project management.Homeless funding regulations, requirements and procedures, including HUD Continuum of Care (CoC) Program, Emergency Solutions Grants and Community Block Development Grants.Intermediate and advanced level of computer software programs specifically, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point and Outlook) and the internet.Knowledge of fund accounting software preferably Sage Fund Accounting.Applicable laws, rules, regulations and/or policies and procedures procurement and/or administration of contracts, grants, loans, or similar agreements.·        Proficient in office software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and Outlook).·        Working knowledge of project management software (MS Project) and the Internet. The ideal candidate will be innovative and thrive in an environment where coordination and collaboration are critical to success. Knowledgeable in governmental and grant accounting and reporting requirements, including Office of Management and Budget Circulars A-133 (single audit) and A-87 and A-122 (cost principles) and Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200. Experience with Sage Fund Accounting Software a plus. CPA or CIA preferred and MBA desirable.Training & Experience·        Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration or other related field.  Candidate must have a minimum of six years accounting or auditing experience in a governmental or non-profit organization, and a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience.·        Must have experience in fund accounting and fiscal grants management of federal funds, including a working understanding of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122, Uniform Guidance 2 CFR 200, fundamentals of the HUD CoC Program, Emergency Solution Grant Programs, and general ledger management and maintenance. ·        Requires experience with fund accounting software preferably Sage Fund Accounting and project management skills, as well as strong interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills and attention to detail.Applicants may make a reasonable accommodation request for this job by calling the Human Resources Department at (213) 683-3333; or via email at; or in person @ 811 Wilshire Blvd., 6th Floor, LA, CA 90017.To Apply, please go to