(Deputy) Finance Director

Synchrous Risk Management
September 1, 2023
Vancouver, WA
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(Deputy) Finance Director

Synchrous Risk Management

Vancouver, Washington

Salary - Starting at: $110,629 - $165,944 / After training: $156,518 - $234,777

(Flexible working hours in a remote environment.)

Founded as HARRP (Housing Authorities Risk Retention Pool) in 1987, Synchrous Risk Management provides governmental members a cooperative program of indemnification and financial protection against risks of loss relating to the properties and operations of the members and a cooperative program of risk management. Synchrous has 82 members that pool self-insurance and reinsurance to cover their exposure. Synchrous ensures rate stability through risk-sharing pools for public housing authorities and non-governmental owners of affordable housing properties. Member-owners in Oregon, Washington, California and Nevada have access to extensive information and resources on issues related to fair housing, employment law, the Americans with Disabilities Act, human resources, health and safety. For tax-credit limited partnerships and the nonprofit affordable housing community, Synchrous provides higher limits of customized insurance at rates lower than traditional commercial insurers. Governed by directors of affordable housing providers, Synchrous operates with 11 full-time employees on a budget of approximately $30 million annually.

The (Deputy) Finance Director will work closely with the current Finance Director for a period of 24 to 36 months, after which the successful candidate will transition into the role of Finance Director upon the retirement of the incumbent. Reporting to the Director of Finance, this position will be responsible for various financial, accounting, budget preparation, cash management, and internal control duties. The (Deputy) Finance Director will play a key role in producing monthly financial reports, providing assistance in integrating and maintaining technology systems, and ensuring data management and integrity. Strong Excel and analytical skills are required, along with expertise in financial reporting and budgeting. The position will involve overseeing Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, and Payroll (managed by a third-party contractor), while also maintaining a high standard of data accuracy and confidentiality. This role operates within a virtual office environment, with periodic visits to the office hub in Vancouver, Washington, member offices, and housing authority conferences for customer service, training programs, site visits, investigations, and risk assessment. While relocation is not mandatory, the ideal candidate will be close to the Vancouver office, and residency in a state where Synchrous operates (WA, CA, OR, and NV) is a requirement.

Education and Experience: A Bachelor of Arts or Science degree in Accounting or Business Administration with a major in accounting. A master's degree or CPA certificate is helpful. Ten years of progressively responsible accounting work at a senior level and general managerial experience with a minimum of five years working for a Washington state public employer. Experience in GAAP and GASB accounting standards, database maintenance, integrated accounting, claims, and office software systems. Any acceptable combination of education and experience would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities. The ideal candidate will have experience as a local government finance director who is familiar with Washington State laws, including local government financial audits. The ideal candidate will reside close to the Vancouver, Washington, office.

For a complete position profile, full job description and to apply online, visit Prothman at https://www.prothman.com/ and click on "Open Recruitments". For questions, call 206-368-0050. Synchrous Risk Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer. First review of applications: August 27, 2023 (open until filled).

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