HCD FINANCIAL ANALYST IV (C19026)
|Department||DHCD - Division of Finance and Administration|
|Date Opened||12/30/2019 10:44:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||1/20/2020 11:59:00 PM|
|Salary||$28.93 to $37.71/hour (Grade 20, base-step 9 with promotional growth up to $46.46/hour)|
|HR Analyst||Christopher Schrader|
This is a contractual position with limited State of Maryland benefits
Work that matters. The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is a national leader in affordable housing and community development. Our finance team is in need of a Revenue Analyst that will take initiative and challenge the status quo, effectively communicate ideas and issues, independently implement practical and efficient solutions, believe change is good, and want to come to work knowing that what they do makes a difference.
LOCATION OF POSITION
7800 Harkins Rd Lanham, MD 20706.
The Department of Housing and Community Development Headquarters is located in Prince George's County across from the New Carrollton Metro stop.
This position serves as an HCD Revenue Analyst for the Capital Budget in the Division of Finance and Administration (DFA), and is a part of the multi-billion dollar financing operations, closely interacting with internal and external professionals to achieve the most optimal and cost effective funding mechanism for affordable housing, community development, business lending and neighborhood revitalization projects. The Position is involved in macro analysis and requires the operation and coordination of many units in the Department requiring an understanding of multiple technical areas including data warehouses, system report writers, electronic file security, capital markets, mortgage products and execution methodologies, electronic file security, underwriting, asset management, grant/loan agreements and required reporting, debt management, and compliance to State and Federal regulations and loan servicing.
The position is responsible for managing data, analysis and reporting for the capital budget and all of DFA, which includes GAAP accounting, Fund accounting, Government accounting, budgeting, and other financial and records retention systems, reporting and analysis functions and for improving the efficiency of these units through technology and automation.
The functions performed by this position are highly complex, technical and are crucial to the financial analysis, accounting, asset management and completion of the mandated reporting. It is also critical to the operational stability, continuity in managing the existing billion dollar plus portfolio of debt and assets, work force stabilization and succession planning goal of the Department. The position assists DFA staff in the following functions:
- Financial analysis reporting and presentations, including cash flow projections, cost/benefit analysis, regression analysis and liquidity assessments related to the billion dollar portfolio of mortgage loans and investments financed with State and Federal funds; performing ongoing analysis of revenue to maximize returns.
- Data management and reporting required for a growing portfolio that originates mortgage and business loans with maturity dates ranging from 2 - 40 years, which have monthly, quarterly and annual debt service schedules. Current portfolio has over 16,000 single family loans, 1,000 multifamily loans, 250 business loans, and 30 energy loans. DHCD underwrites annually approximately 5,000 single family and special loans with $20 million capital funds, 15 business loans with $5 million of capital funds and 15-20 rental housing developments with $40 million in capital funds.
- Data management and reporting of 53 unique revenue sources with multiple year awards and accounting, tracking and complying with the terms and conditions for which the revenue was received.
- Full compliance of Federal tax laws, Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, preparation of annual audited financial statements for inclusion in the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, portfolio management in line with the requirements from the national credit rating agencies (Moody’s Investors Service, Fitch Ratings), as well as quarterly portfolio reporting for all CDA bond investors.
- Data management, reporting and submission of the departments operating and capital annual budget that exceeds $525 million;
- Reporting for the allocation of direct and indirect costs across all revenue sources and each grant agreement (which allows admin expenses
- Reporting and analysis of personnel costs by position, how many hours each position works on each revenue source (as shown on federal timesheets or Workday).
- Reporting and data management of a real estate portfolio of over $1 billion;
- Data management and reporting federal funds exceeding $288 million; $200 million of this is for contract administration. DHCD won a procurement to manage HUD properties in Maryland in return for a fee. This has been a large source of revenue for DHCD. However HUD is ready to post a new procurement and we expect to get nominal fees going forward. This position will assist in revenue generation to help cover the loss of fees associated with contract administration.
- Data management and reporting of energy grants exceeding $25 million;
- Data management and reporting credit enhancement reserves exceeding $80 million and liability of approx. $180 million;
- Data management and reporting for 3 enterprise accounts requiring independent annual audits and disclosures, including MHF which insures CDA loans thus are required follow SEC regulations similar to CDA Finance.
The relationship between DHCD as a state agency utilizing financing instruments of revenue bonds, general obligation bonds and tax credits brings together public and private resources, which requires a highly technical expertise in both areas. Each revenue source has its own rules and restrictions (i.e. financing a project with 9% tax credits should not also be funded with GO Bonds because GO bonds are considered federal funds. Federal funds "taint" 9% credits and significantly reduce their value.)
This position works in conjunction with the DHCD leadership to assess the Department’s financial position and make decisions to help maximize the Department’s resources. It is critical to the operational stability, work force stabilization, and succession planning that is required to support the Department’s mission and financial strength.
Education: A Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university.
Experience: Four years of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles.
- A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) certification or documented eligibility to sit for the CPA Examination may be substituted for the educational requirement.
- A Master’s degree in Finance, Business Administration, Economics, Accounting or a related field from an accredited college or university may be substituted for two years of the required experience.
- Candidates may substitute one year of professional financial analysis experience, such as managing financial asset and debt portfolios, examining, analyzing, and interpreting accounting, budget, grant or real estate investment portfolio records and reports by applying generally accepted accounting principles for 30 credits on a year-for-year basis for the required education.
- Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in the Accounting Officer classification or Financial Management specialty codes in the accounting field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
- Experience with Grant/Fund accounting
- Experience with financial forecasting and analysis
- Experience creating accounting financial statements
- Strong analytical skills
LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS
Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Unofficial transcripts, certifications or diplomas to document educational or certification qualifications are required. Educational credentials from foreign countries must be evaluated by an approved education review service. This evaluation must be submitted with your application. For further information, you may call International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (302) 737-8715 or World Education Services Inc. 1-800-932-3897 or (202) 331-2925. Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year. Eligible list may be used to fill future vacancies of the same classification. Successful candidates must document eligibility to work in the U.S. upon hire.
Please note: The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration and Reform Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.
Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program (the Program), have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.
Leave may be granted to a temporary/contractual employee who has worked 106 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.
Online applications are STRONGLY preferred. However, if you wish to submit a paper application, you may mail your application and materials to:
Mr. Christopher Schrader
Department of Housing and Community Development
Office of Human Resources
7800 Harkins Road, Lanham, MD 20706
All application materials must be received by the filing deadline. If you are unable to upload your transcripts into the system, please send via email to Christopher.Schrader@maryland.gov. Please include the following information in the body of the email:
Attn: Mr. Christopher Schrader, HR Generalist
Your First and Last Name
Classification (Job Title) of Recruitment
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