Disaster Recovery Finance Manager

Job Details

Post Date: February 01, 2023

Application Deadline: February 10, 2023 5:00 pm

Will Remain Open Until Filled

Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority | Territorial


The Disaster Recovery Finance Manager is responsible for the oversight of the General Ledger functions of the Virgin Islands Housing Finance Authority’s (VIHFA’s) Community Development Block Grant Disaster-Recovery (DR) Division including staff oversight and coordination with other functions across the CDBG-DR Division. This is a Territorial position

Essential Functions

⇨Supervises, coordinates and administers CDBG-DR accounting operations within General Ledger functions, including invoice review and processing, DRGR drawdowns, A/R invoicing, A/P disbursements, payroll reimbursement and grantee’s and subrecipient’s capital asset and inventory supplies management.
⇨ Direct and manage the financial process to ensure accurate recording of accounting journal entries; reporting of receipt and expenditure of grant funds while maintaining appropriate internal controls and timely input of data into the Disaster Recovery Grants Reporting System (DRGR) and internal grant and financial systems.
⇨ Approves draws and financial reporting in DRGR including proper reporting of program revenue, program expenses, payroll and various other accounts as required by HUD and other applicable regulations.
⇨ Ensures that the general ledger financial records are maintained in compliance with Authority policies, HUD requirements and GAAP. Ensure that financial files are organized and accessible for periodic HUD monitoring and other internal and external parties.
⇨ Assist with the month-end and year-end financial functions to ensure the timely periodic closings associated with the CDBG-DR grant.
⇨ Assist in the development, implementation and maintenance of accounting and grant systems related to accounting functions including upgrades and ongoing access requirements.
⇨ Assists DR-Finance Director with the coordination of tasks related to both internal and external audits in the periodic review of the Authority’s CDBG-DR financial records and responsible for assisting with the execution of agreed-upon recommendations, related to areas of responsibility, resulting from the audit.
⇨ Assists human resource functions with recruiting, selecting, training, and disciplining employees, in addition to other assigned functions as needed.
⇨ Performs other duties as requested by the DR-Finance Director to ensure the sound financial administration of the CDBG-DR Program.
⇨ Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Skills Required

⇨ Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Accounting or Finance field required.
⇨ Experience: 4 At least 8 years of Accounting and/or Finance experience; At least 2 years in a supervisory/management role; Equivalent combination of education and experience; Disaster recovery experience, and/or knowledge of CDBG or CDBG-DR, DRGR, QPR or other types of federal reporting, a plus.
⇨ Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Experience with financial management of federal programs including grant accounting; Strong working knowledge of GAAP, internal controls, and financial reporting; Knowledge of governmental accounting preferred; Working knowledge of regulations governing federal programs such as the CDBG and CDBG-DR Programs; Superior communication skills - oral, written and listening; Strong presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively in front of groups; Strong time management and project management skills; Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; A valid Virgin Islands Driver’s License.


Salary: $62,400 - $76,960 per annum depending upon qualifications.

How to Apply

Application packages will only be accepted electronically at hr@vihfa.gov. Signed original documents will be accepted at our main office at a later date.

Letters of Recommendations Are No Longer Required

To apply for a vacant position, please download our Application for Employment. Each question must be fully and accurately answered. Incomplete, illegible or unsigned applications will not be considered. Original application and your supporting credentials should be submitted to our Offices located at:

St. Thomas/St. John

3202 Demarara No. 3
Frenchtown Plaza, Suite 200
St. Thomas, VI 00802
TEL : (340) 777-4432
FAX : (340)775-7913

St. Croix

100 Lagoon Complex
Suite 4, Frederiksted
St. Croix, VI 00840
TEL : (340) 772-4432
FAX : (340)772-4002

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