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Controller

Company: CommonBond Communities
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: March 26, 2020

Job Description:

Home is the foundation for everything in life. Since 1971, our model has been about supporting residents in finding stability and achieving their goals. It's why we're more than housing-we combine quality affordable homes with our on-site Advantage Services-because we believe that with the right support and opportunities, all people can thrive. Today, over 13,000 people-families, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities and other barriers-call a CommonBond community "home." Our core values are Respect, Integrity, Partnership, Innovation, and Excellence. We live these values and look for people who embody them to represent our organization in the community. If this sounds like you, please consider joining our team. CommonBond invites qualified applicants to apply for a Controller position at our Central Office in St. Paul, MN. This position is responsible for maintaining all property and corporate financial records, ensures accurate and timely reporting to federal and state housing programs, investors, partners and various agencies. This position provides support to various departments throughout the organization and prepares monthly financial reports for management and ensures strong internal controls of operations. Why CommonBond Communities?:

  • Work-life balance
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee referral program
  • Comprehensive benefits package
  • Employee recognition and rewards program
  • A respectful and growth-oriented workplace
  • A chance to make a difference in the community!
  • Ongoing training and professional development ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS AND ASSOCIATED TASKS Effectively manages department to meet organizational objectives.
    • Establishes and maintains effective, professional working relationships with other departments, multiple banking relationships, various governmental agencies, investors, partners and multiple auditing firms.
    • Ensures monthly financial statements are prepared and disseminated to internal management of the organization.
    • Assists the CFO in preparation of the organization-wide budget.
    • Acts as a resource for regional managers regarding budget preparation.
    • Maintains the systems required to timely and accurately process payments to vendors and employees.
    • Coordinates the annual audit process with the internal staff and audit firm(s).
    • Ensures all monthly, quarterly and annual regulatory, taxing, compliance and other reporting responsibilities are met.
    • Prepares the annual financial statements for audit.
    • Maintains operations manual for the accounting department, including drafting and implementing revisions as necessary.
    • Coordinates the successful completion of special accounting projects for management.
    • Ability to recognize, assess and reorganize staff, workloads and departmental structure as needs in the organization evolve and grow. Supervision of staff.
      • Identifies, hires, and supervises accounting supervisors.
      • Provides recognition and frequent feedback; evaluates performance and prepares and conducts annual staff reviews.
      • With employees, identifies and advances professional development goals.
      • Ensures that training occurs for new staff members.
      • Actively encourages staff learning and growth around diversity and inclusion.
      • Provides back up support to staff as needed.
      • Reviews monthly agency and financial reporting for completeness and integrity.
      • Ensures monthly deadlines are met.
      • Coordinates and reviews accounting teams' consolidation work papers.
      • Ensures proper documentation and back up for all journal entries.
      • Ensures accounting methods are in accordance with GAAP and that governmental and limited partnership requirements are followed accurately. General ledger maintenance.
        • Maintains schedules for assets, liabilities and depreciation.
        • Produces accurate monthly and year end financials for management and board members.
        • Reconciles bank accounts.
        • Complies with all internal control procedures. Accurately prepares reports for distribution to auditing firms, management, investors, partners and various government agencies.
          • Ensures timely property reporting to MHFA, MPHA, NEF, Enterprise, MMA, NDC, WNC, Alliant, Heartland, Wachovia and HUD in accordance with rules and regulations.
          • Prepares monthly financial statements for multiple entities.
          • Prepares annual audit working papers, including Minority Interest schedule, consolidation of affiliated properties and identifies related party transactions for elimination.
          • Prepares and submits Indirect Cost Rate Proposal.
          • Reviews audit work papers, draft audits and tax returns.
          • Monitors bank ratings as required by HUD.
          • Reviews HUD REAC submission and data collections. Maintains accurate receivables and payables records.
            • Ensures that accounts payable checks are properly documented and approved in accordance with established internal control procedures before mailing.
            • Ensures adequate funding for tenant security deposits and all payable checks.
            • Reconciles accounts receivable records to property management records monthly.
            • Calculate and bill management fees and escrow payments monthly.
            • Ensures property management payables records agree with corporate receivables records.Demonstrates a clear understanding and consistent use of software programs, including but not limited to YARDI, Ultimate Software, remote deposit and internet banking applications.
              • Administers online banking for staff and property management.
              • Navigates throughout software on a consistent basis.
              • Produces Reports in Ad Hoc when necessary.
              • Assist with problem solving.
              • Provides training to various staff.
              • Produces monthly financial reports in YARDI. Completes other projects as assigned or apparent. Provides regular, genuine recognition to staff and/or co-workers. QUALIFICATIONS
                • Bachelor's degree in accounting; CMA or CPA preferred.
                • At least ten years relevant experience with all aspects of accrual accounting through financial statements and audit preparation. Experience with housing or property management organizations preferred.
                • At least five years of experience as a supervisor of an accounting team.
                • Experience working with multiple sets of books.
                • Extensive experience with Excel and computerized accounting software.
                • Ability to design computerized accounting spreadsheets.
                • Ability to maintain tight internal control procedures.
                • Detail-oriented.
                • Ability to use 10 key adding machines.
                • Ability to work independently and with a team.
                • Excellent interpersonal, organization, and communication skills.
                • Strong figure aptitude.
                • Ability to work with all levels of staff and management.
                • Demonstrates ability to meet all required deadlines. PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
                  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.
                  • Ability to type data into a computer.
                  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds. OTHER REQUIREMENTS
                    • Must be willing and able to work extended hours as necessary to meet deadlines. This job description is intended to provide information essential to understanding the scope of the Controller position. It is not an exhaustive list of skills, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.
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