Monterey County encompasses some of California’s most stunning scenery and offers an ideal year round Mediterranean climate. Miles of beautiful beaches, spectacular mountain ranges, groves of redwoods, low-rolling foothills, and scenic valleys are characteristics that contribute to the quality of life enjoyed by over 400,000 residents and the numerous tourists who visit the local area year-round. The Housing Authority of the County of Monterey (HACM) is based in Salinas, the County Seat of Monterey County. The proximity to world-class attractions, great weather and the friendly and welcoming community, make Salinas and the surrounding areas an exceptional place.
The Finance Director reports to the HACM Executive Director (ED) and provides financial reporting and analysis to the ED and the Board of Commissioners of HACM as well as the ED and Board of Directors of the Housing Authority Development Corporation (HDC). Among the priorities associated with this role is the financial oversight of affordable housing developments under construction and the related tax credits from development projects initiated by HACM’s sister agency, HDC. Additionally, in 2018, the Finance Director will be an active participant in contract negotiations with the SEIU bargaining unit. The Director is also expected to provide financial assistance and candid guidance in working with HDC on development projects.
The position requires a minimum of 10 years of increasingly responsible experience in financial management in the areas of accounting, financial analysis and budget preparation, with at least two of those years in a supervisory or management capacity. Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with a major in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related field is highly desired and can be substituted for five years of the required experience. Municipal and/or public sector experience, knowledge of fund accounting and housing development, and familiarity with accounting operations regulated under HUD and other governmental standards are highly desirable. The salary range is $140,000 – $165,000 annually, DOQ.