Michael Moran, Chief Financial Officer
Michael Moran is a financial professional with over 30 years of experience in developing and driving strategic goals with a focus on financial reporting and analysis, including consolidations, forecasting, capital and operating budgets, systems implementation, treasury functions, and risk management oversight. He has a record of developing and implementing innovative solutions utilizing a highly motivated team approach resulting in increased efficiency, internal control and overall performance for private, public and nonprofit organizations.
As Chief Finance Officer at CHA, Mr. Moran directs a staff of 62 and oversees the agency’s $1 billion operating budget. He manages the agency’s accounting and financial reporting function, along with multiple top tier audit firm relationships on the financial and compliance audits, to ensure proper policies, internal controls and reporting results are in place. He is also responsible for developing the operating and capital expenditure budgets and forecasts to ensure the agency’s needs are appropriately planned for and the associated reporting is shared with stakeholders. Mr. Moran serves as a member of CHA’s Investment Committee which establishes the policies and strategic oversight of the investment portfolio including decision-making relating to financing, debt strategy, and policy governance and sits on the Board of the Chicago Housing Authority Employees’ Retirement Plan. Additionally, he oversees the Risk Management group responsible for all property, liability, and healthcare coverages.
Prior to coming to CHA in 2012, where he first served as Budget Director and later as Deputy Chief Financial Officer before being named Chief Financial Officer in June 2017, Mr. Moran worked in the private and nonprofit sectors in a variety of industries as an accountant, treasurer and controller. He was the Treasurer/Director of Internal Reporting for the YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago where he was responsible for banking relationships, cash management, budgeting and served as an employee-member of the Investment Committee. Additionally, he served as the Controller at The Habitat Company, a major real estate development and management company headquartered in Chicago, where he was responsible for financial reporting, forecasting and directing annual audit and tax return preparation by multiple audit firms for over 100 real estate limited partnerships.
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois, Chicago and is a State of Illinois Certified Public Accountant.