Tricia L. Roberts was appointed Vice President of Finance within the Office of the Chief Financial Officer at the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) in December 2017. She is responsible for all financial planning, accounting and reporting, payroll, insurance, energy, and treasury activities of the nation’s largest public housing authority, with an annual operating budget of $3 billion and a five-year capital budget of $2.45 billion. In addition, Ms. Roberts oversees cross-functional teams that identify and evaluate initiatives to improve the financial performance of NYCHA’s properties, and develops new financing initiatives for the Authority.
Ms. Roberts joined NYCHA in 2016 as the Director of Internal Audit & Assessment, spearheading a proactive enterprise-wide, risk-based approach to internal auditing. Her work led to savings/recoupment of assets and provided guidance and recommendations to NYCHA management on internal controls and risk management. She also served as the liaison to Federal, State, and City entities managing the Authority’s external audit process.
Before joining NYCHA, Ms. Roberts served as Director of Risk Management and Compliance at the Church Pension Group. She developed extensive Federal and City government audit and financial management expertise as a Senior Analyst at the United States Government Accountability Office, Senior Financial Consultant at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, and Supervising Budget Analyst at the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget.
Ms. Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Temple University, a dual Master of Public Health and Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, and two professional certificates in accounting and auditing. She is also a Certified Internal Auditor, and most recently served on the Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy’s Audit Committee.