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The Housing Trust is a 29-year-old nonprofit whose mission is to increase access to affordable housing and provide financial assistance for families impacted by the rapidly rising housing costs in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico. The Housing Trust operates a range of programs spanning from homelessness through post purchase issues. At the core of our work is a client-centered first-time homebuyer program that includes financial counseling, homeownership education, and direct financial assistance. Since 1992, the Housing Trust has also constructed over 700 homes, 200 apartments, and provided over 2,500 loans for purchase of new and existing homes. We utilize a variety of local, state and federal funding sources and support the majority of our work through earned income. The organization has a staff of nine and manages over $20 million in revolving loan funds. 

Controller Job Responsibilities: 

The Controller for the Housing Trust will report to the Executive Director with duties that include: 

  • Establishing, monitoring and enforcing financial policies, procedures, internal controls, and reporting systems. 
  • Planning and directing all accounting functions including hiring and supervising one internal bookkeeper and any other financial support staff. 
  • Maintaining the accounts, ledgers and reporting systems to ensure compliance with GAAP as well as compliance with regulatory requirements, government grants/contracts and grants, lender requirements and other contractual obligations. 
  • Ensuring timely, accurate and informative reports to HT management and its Board and Committees including working with the Executive Director in preparing operating budgets and cash flows to set goals and measure performance. 
  • Providing recommendations to management on financial condition and operations by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data. 
  • Overseeing draws from, and reporting to, local and federal government agencies that provide grants and contracts for below-market-rate lending, rent subsidies, and real estate development.
  •  Maintaining and improving, where possible, information management tools and procedures for lending, rent subsidies, housing construction projects, and contracted services. 
  • Assuring that data from loan servicers, new loan closings, and loan payoffs are incorporated into our loan tracking and accounting systems. 
  • Overseeing and providing information to external auditors conducting financial statements, grants, and other audits. 
  • Managing cash flows and bank accounts including temporary cash investments.
  •  Overseeing and recommending insurances and insurance limits to management.
  •  Complying with federal, state, and local legal and tax reporting requirements including maintaining a schedule of reporting requirements for all entities.

 

Desired Skills: 

  • Managing bookkeeping and accounting processes 
  • Financial software 
  • Developing standards and internal checks and balances 
  • Tracking budgeted expenses and cash flows 
  • Tracking lending transactions 
  • Analyzing information and communicating it clearly in verbal and written reports. ● Developing budgets 
  • Performance management 

 

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with nonprofit accounting and government grants management ● Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance 
  • Minimum five years’ experience in accounting/finance 
  • Experience in working with multiple legal subsidiary entities 
  • Experience with financial reporting requirements 

 

Compensation 

We will pay a highly competitive salary commensurate with experience. 

We offer a full suite of benefits including employer paid health and dental insurance, retirement plan, and paid time off. 

How to Apply 

To apply please send the following to [email protected]

  • Cover letter addressing your interest in the position 
  • Résumé 
  • Three references with phone and email contact information 

 

The Housing Trust is committed to fostering a diversity and inclusive staff and leadership that reflects the communities we serve. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.