Avenue is a builder of homes and a builder of communities in Houston, Texas. We make smart investments in people and places that promote vibrant, inclusive neighborhoods and strengthen our city. Specifically, we build affordable homes for purchase and for rent, provide education and coaching that help families build assets for the long term, and support robust community engagement programs that promote resident leadership and improved quality of life for all Houstonians.
We are currently looking for a Finance Director to join our team. The Finance Director is responsible for ensuring effective financial management, accounting, and risk management systems. As a member of the Senior Leadership Team, the Finance Director is involved in strategic planning, evaluation, and professional development. The Finance Director reports to the Executive Director.
Preparing budgets and financial reports
Reviewing expenditures for compliance with contracts
Maintenance of insurance policies
Supervising Asset Manager responsible for oversight of rental housing portfolio
Providing oversight for technical operating systems (IT, telephones and office equipment)
Administering employee benefit plans including health care coverage and Avenue’s 401(k) plan
Excellent people skills, experience collaborating in a multidisciplinary and diverse team
Resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems
Effectiveness in leading professionals in finance and accounting
Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and a commitment to Avenue’s mission and values.
Flexible and a self-starter; able to multitask while also being highly detail-oriented.
Education: Bachelor’s degree (MA/MBA preferred) in Business, Management, Accounting, or Finance. CPA preferred.
Experience: A minimum of five years in financial management and accounting, preferably in the non-profit sector, including budgeting, reporting, audit, and compliance.
Computer Skills: Ability to work with IT staff to implement new systems to increase efficiency.
1. Cover letter explaining: a. how your skills and experience are relevant to advancing the tasks outlined for this position and b. your salary requirements. 2. Resume 3. Three professional references
Only e-mail applications will be accepted. No phone calls, please.
Avenue is an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Avenue CDC
Avenue believes in the power of place. We know that home is more than a house or apartment. Home includes the community in which that house or apartment was built. Home includes the neighbors that live not just next door, but down around the block. Home is the school down the street, the store on the corner, the bus stop.
We also know that the state of one’s home, of one’s community, has a powerful impact on an individual’s health and well being. Zip code, as much as income level or genetic code, is one of the most powerful determinants of life expectancy and other health outcomes.
Therefore, Avenue seeks to improve the lives of Houstonians by investing in their neighborhoods. Using a place-based approach, we work directly with residents to identify needs, develop consensus on a vision for the future, and create action plans to get there. We build affordable housing, provide education and counseling to help families build wealth, and support communities in achieving the goals they set for themselves, in education, infrastructure, public safety, health, and more.